Hilton Garden Inn comes to Africa

Upscale yet affordable, Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, mid-level, service-focused hotel brand that enables today’s Always-on-the-Go travellers to work smart, stay fit, sleep deep, eat well and treat themselves during their stay.


Launched in the 1990s, the Hilton Garden Inn has since established a proven track record of guest satisfaction that continues to attract a highly loyal customer base in both leisure and business categories to the brand’s hotels in world capitals and regional centres.

The promise of award-winning service, inviting social spaces, and high-end amenities ensure a great stay at an even greater value with each hotel offering full-service restaurants and bars, state-of-the-art fitness centres, 24/7 business facilities featuring complimentary printing and wi-fi and swimming pools at select locations.

For those on the go, all Hilton Garden Inn hotels offer a signature Grab n Go 24/7 Pavilion Pantry as well as a full-service Garden Grille & Bar, offering buffet and cooked-to-order breakfasts, lunches and dinners, evening room service and drinks.

Having opened the continent’s first Hilton Garden Inn in Tangier (Morocco) in 2016, the hotel brand has identified sub-Saharan Africa as a key growth market with three new properties scheduled to open through 2017 and 2018, starting with the Hilton Garden Inn Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi (Kenya), followed by hotels in Lusaka (Zambia) and Windhoek (Namibia).


Situated in East Africa’s business hub, the Hilton Garden Inn at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport presents a convenient location for both inbound and outbound travellers to Nairobi, as well as for the nearby city centre.

Along with a business centre, fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool and the brand signature 24-hour Pavilion Pantry, the Hilton Garden Inn Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will also feature more than 300m2 of events space.


Positioned in the heart of Lusaka, the Hilton Garden Inn Lusaka will meet the growing demand for affordable, quality travel accommodation in the country’s burgeoning capital city, currently benefitting from steady economic growth.

Forming part of an integrated, mixed use development alongside corporate and government offices in the heart of the central business district, Hilton Garden Inn Lusaka’s guest amenities will include a business centre and complimentary internet access as well as an outdoor pool, fitness centre and all-day dining.


The brand’s first opening in Namibia, the Hilton Garden Inn Windhoek is adjacent to the existing Hilton Hotel and will form part of the Freedom Plaza development in the city’s CBD, adding significant additional meeting space across the two properties.

When open, the Hilton Garden Inn Windhoek will bring hallmark brand characteristics such as complimentary wi-fi and the 24 hour Pavilion Pantry while guests will also benefit from new technology such as pre-arrival room selection – one of a raft of recent innovations from the global hospitality company.


All new Hilton Garden Inn properties will also form part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty programme for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands.

Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, from exclusive member discounts to free standard wi-fi.


Ensuring that Hilton stays relevant, frequent changes and refurbishments are constantly implemented throughout all the group’s hotels across its different brands, including recent refurbishments at Hilton properties in Durban and Cape Town (South Africa).

The Hilton Durban has recently completed a major refurbishment, which was undertaken in five phases and is scheduled to conclude in 2018, following the completion of the meetings and banqueting facilities.

Thus far, the hotel boasts a brand new lobby and Big Easy Winebar & Grill Durban by Ernie Els, which recently won Silver award status at the 2017 A’ Design Awards in the Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design category.

The latest addition to the hotel, Vasco’s, is a vibrant all-day dining restaurant that draws on the best of local and international cuisine. The sweeping show kitchen, which doubles as the buffet, includes a tandoor oven, pasta station and grill station as well as hot, ambient and chilled displays.

All of the hotel’s 327 bedrooms – including the Presidential Suite – have been redesigned and given a fresh, contemporary feel while a new room type for families has been added along with an exclusive Business Lounge.

Travellers to South Africa’s Mother City, meanwhile, can look forward to a luxurious stay in the Hilton Hotel Cape Town City Centre. This modern-meets-chic hotel offers Cape-contemporary rooms with fully equipped work stations.

Considering its culturally rich location, the hotel’s 126 Cape Kitchen & Café presents traditional South African, Cape Malay and Asian flavours on the halaal-certified menu. Here, tea-pairings bring signature dishes to life along with unique, locally hand crafted crockery and glassware.

Certainly, with its new openings across Africa, Hilton Garden Inn is positioned to become the continent’s leading brand in the mid-scale market, delivering on the promise that each guest’s trip is a great one.