South Africa Set to Welcome First Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch slated to open in 2020 as part of a major mixed use development project
DURBAN, South Africa and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has signed a management agreement with UA Hotel Company to open a 207 guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch in Umhlanga, Durban on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal coast. The new hotel will be part of Umhlanga Arch, a significant mixed use development under construction in Umhlanga’s Ridgeside precinct.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, said: “Umhlanga is a terrific location in which to launch Hilton Garden Inn in South Africa. A popular upmarket commercial and leisure destination, Umhlanga is one of South Africa’s fastest-growing economic areas. The relocation of nearby King Shaka International Airport in 2010 and a significant boost in office space is driving considerable growth in corporate traffic, creating demand for what will be our first Hilton Garden Inn in South Africa.”
Charles Thompson, UA Hotel Company, said: “We are pleased to announce Hilton as our international hotel partner. The hotel will operate under its Hilton Garden Inn brand, a quality, upper midscale brand with a proven track record of providing exceptional service – the perfect fit for Umhlanga Arch. Along with the hotel, this exciting project will include offices, retail space and contemporary apartments across 45,000 square metres of development.”
The 207 guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch will be situated within easy access to King Shaka International Airport, La Lucia Ridge, Durban and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping. The hotel will offer its own business and fitness centres, outdoor pool and various food and beverage outlets, including a garden and lounge bar.
Africa is home to nearly 90 Hilton hotels trading and under development across five brands, including Hilton Garden Inn. The brand has proven successful across the region with more than 150 hotels across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch will be located on Umhlanga Rocks Drive in Umhlanga Ridge, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 800 hotels in 41 countries around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally-sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order breakfast, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
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