Hilton Hotels expands into Equatorial Guinea, Namibia

MCLEAN, VIRIGINIA Hilton Hotels & Resorts has signed management deals to debut in two additional countries. Equatorial Guinea and Namibia represent the 77th and 78th countries where Hilton now has a presence.

Located between Equatorial Guinea’s capital city and the international airport, Hilton Malabo features 187 guestrooms. The hotel includes two restaurants and a bar, a fitness center, tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool with its own pool bar and grill. The hotel has a dedicated conference wing with six multipurpose meeting rooms, a boardroom, a ballroom and a business center.

“Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, is developing at a steady pace, as improvements to infrastructure and the discovery of natural resources continues to attract foreign investment,” says Rudi Jagersbacher, Hilton Worldwide’s area president for the Middle East and Africa. “The country’s emergence as a business destination means there is an increasing need for full-service hotels that offer the accommodation, service and amenities that business travelers are looking for.”

Hilton Windhoek, Namibia, opened last week as Hilton’s 50th hotel in the Middle East and Africa. The 150-key property is located in the heart of the central business district near Freedom Square, and is operated under a management agreement with United Africa Group. The hotel offers a heated lap pool with sundeck, wellness center with two treatment rooms and a 24-hour fitness center, all of which are located on the rooftop with spectacular views of the city. F&B choices at Hilton Windhoek include all-day dining restaurant Ekipa, Kalabar Bar and Terrace, Centrum Lounge and Terrace, Divine Wine Bar and the rooftop Sky Bar. There are also several meeting rooms including a boardroom.

Hilton Worldwide now has 51 hotels across the Middle East and Africa, seven of which have opened this year.