Hilton says no Hampton deal in JHB just yet

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Last week, Business Traveller Africa ran a story on the signing of an agreement that would see Africa’s first Hampton by Hilton hotel opening in Sandton, Johannesburg by December of 2020.

The parties involved included Afrirent Holdings, Top Toyo Investments and Indalo Hotels & Leisure Management, with the terms of the arrangement seeing Top Toyo developing the property and Indalo Hotels & Leisure Management managing it through a franchise agreement with the Hampton by Hilton brand, under the wider Hilton brand.

However, a spokesperson for Hilton said today that “Hilton is actively looking to expand its presence in South Africa across multiple brands, including Hampton by Hilton. Whilst we continue to hold positive discussions with a number of interested parties – we don’t have any confirmed projects under this brand in South Africa at present.”

Hampton by Hilton currently has 2,338 hotels with 237,334 rooms globally in operation, with a further 585 hotels comprising 74,127 rooms in its pipeline.