Nairobi’s Amber Hotel will be the first to benefit from Hiltons Sh5.2 billion budget set aside to expand its Sub-Saharan African portfolio.
The 109 guest room hotel is currently undergoing a series of renovations and will re-launch under the upscale DoubleTree by Hilton.
The funds will support the conversion of around 100 hotels in multiple African markets into Hilton branded properties over the next five years into its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.
Converted hotels will be known as DoubleTree by Hilton and the recently launched Curio Collection by Hilton.
Once rebranded, Amber Hotel will be known as DoubleTree by Hilton Nairobi Hurlingham and will continue to be operated by the owner under a franchise agreement.
The funds will support the conversion of around 100 hotels in multiple African markets
“It enables us to rapidly grow our portfolio and delivers returns for owners by increasing exposure of their business to more international, inter-regional and domestic travelers, and specifically to our 65 million-plus Hilton Honors members, who look to stay with us in our suite of industry-leading brands,” Hiltons Senior Vice President for Middle East and Africa Patrick Fitzgibbon said.
The hotels will receive all the benefits associated with Hilton’s industry-leading brand proposition and world-class commercial platforms.