Hilton to open Africa’s tallest building

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Hilton Hotels and Resorts will open the $110 million Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill in 2020. The 255-room property, 16 kilometres from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, will be the brand’s 50th in Africa. Co-developed by Jabavu Village and White Lotus Projects, Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill will have an executive lounge and five food and beverage outlets, including a poolside bar, smokehouse and grill restaurant, lobby dining area with landscaped deck, and a rooftop bar on the 43rd level with views of Nairobi. The hotel will also have a ballroom and meeting rooms of approximately 1,400m2. “Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill and the larger mixed-use development, which will include a residential, retail and entertainment complex, as well as an adjacent office tower, will be Africa’s tallest building, standing at 330 metres,” said Mahat Noor, Project Director of Jabavu Village. Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill joins one other Hilton Worldwide hotel under development in Kenya. Hilton Garden Inn Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will be located two kilometres from the capital’s airport and is set to open next year. Hilton will also be busy in Accra (Ghana) with the 280-room Hilton Garden Inn, Africa’s first modular build hotel.