Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of an agreement with Société Nouvelle des Cocotiers (SNC) to launch its upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Cameroon. The hotel is expected to open in 2023 following a multimillion-dollar renovation of the Douala Rabingha Hotel and will join Hilton Yaounde, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary of operation within the country.
Andrew McLachlan Managing Director Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Hilton, said: “Hilton has a strong tradition of hospitality in Cameroon, welcoming guests for over 30 years. I am delighted that we are expanding our portfolio and launching a second brand in the market. DoubleTree by Hilton Douala gives us a presence within the country’s key commercial hub in an established location well known to international visitors to the city.”
Located within the Bonanjo district, the primary commercial district of Douala, the 141-guestroom hotel will be located next to the French Consulate near to a multitude of corporate and government offices. It is approximately 6 km from Douala International Airport. The property will feature five dining outlets, including a specialty restaurant, all-day dining restaurant, spectacular rooftop bar as well as lobby bar and café. Meeting space will consist of four individual meeting rooms and a ballroom, whilst the hotel will also feature spa and fitness facilities as well as a children’s playground.
Mamoudou Fadil, Vice President, SNC, said “Hilton is an established name when it comes to hospitality in Cameroon, so we are proud to be partnering with them to re-develop this hotel and in bringing DoubleTree by Hilton to Cameroon for the first time. Following the completion of our exciting renovation plan, we are confident the property will set a new standard for modern, upscale accommodation in the city of Douala.”
DoubleTree by Hilton has over 18 properties trading or under development across the African continent – adding to a global portfolio of more than 600 hotels across 48 countries – including destinations such as Addis Ababa, Cape Town and Nairobi.
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