Hilton enters DRC

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According to eTurboNews, Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise agreement with Africa Hospitality Investments to open the full-service DoubleTree by Hilton Kinshasa – The Stanley.

Following extensive refurbishment, the hotel is expected to open in 2016, offering 96 rooms, a business centre, three meeting rooms and a fitness centre. In addition, the hotel will have three food and beverage outlets, including an all-day dining restaurant, a café lounge and a rooftop restaurant.

“DoubleTree currently operates in Tanzania and South Africa and we look forward to further expanding our offering for travellers across Africa,” said John Greenleaf, Global Head, DoubleTree by Hilton.

A conversion from its previous designation as the French Embassy, the DoubleTree by Hilton Kinshasa – The Stanley will be located in Gombe, the city’s business district – allowing for easy access to corporate companies, retail outlets, government ministries, diplomatic and media organisations. The hotel will be approximately 25 kilometres from Kinshasa’s N’Djili International Airport.