Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens First Property In Cape Town
137-room Hilton Cape Town City Centre Welcomes Guests
DUBAI, UAE and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of its first property in Cape Town. Hilton Cape Town City Centre becomes Hilton Worldwide's third hotel in South Africa.
"Growing our footprint in South Africa is of strategic importance to us, and we are delighted to add Hilton Cape Town City Centre to our Africa portfolio," Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said. "Cape Town is renowned for its natural beauty and metropolitan lifestyle and offers travellers a truly South African experience. We are excited to bring authentic Hilton hospitality to this great destination."
Located in the heart of the Central Business District on the corner of Wale and Buitengracht Street, the 137-room Hilton Cape Town City Centre converted to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand following a four-month transformation process. This included training the team in Hilton brand service standards, technology platforms and operations. Further changes to enhance food and beverage outlets and the lobby are underway and will be available for guests to enjoy soon.
Nestled on the border of the Bo-Kaap and at the foot of Table Mountain, the hotel has 102 guest rooms, 20 executive rooms, seven one-bedroom suites and eight two-bedroom suites with spectacular views of the city. The hotel also offers two restaurants, a boutique chocolatier, business centre, executive boardroom and eight meeting rooms. All meeting rooms are equipped with plasma televisions, audio-visual equipment, complimentary Wi-Fi and high speed broadband. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool deck with swimming pool and bar, fitness centre, sauna and steam room and make use of the valet parking, and babysitting services.
"Cape Town is a destination our guests have been asking for, so this hotel is very significant for us. With Hilton Cape Town City Centre we now have presence across three major cities in South Africa, giving us a comprehensive offering from which we will be able to develop further," said Rudi Jagersbacher, area president, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide.
Hilton Worldwide has two other hotels in South Africa - Hilton Sandton and Hilton Durban. The company now has 27 hotels across Africa with another 13 in the development pipeline. Globally, the company has 540 Hilton Hotels and Resorts across six continents.
For more information about Hilton Cape Town City Centre and to access images, visit www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/capetown.
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