Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a management agreement with Fleming Asset Management Botswana, on behalf of Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund, to open a Hilton Garden Inn in Botswana. The 148-roomed hotel, that is expected to take 18 months to build, is a partnership between BPOPF, M3 (Pty) Ltd, Hilton Brand Worldwide and Fleming Asset Management.
Scheduled to open in 2017, the Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone will offer 150 guest rooms, health club and outdoor swimming pool, as well as food and beverage options including an all-day dining restaurant, bar and 24-hour Pavilion Pantry.
Complimentary WiFi is offered throughout the guest rooms and lobby and guests will also have access to a 24-hour business centre and more than 400 metres of meeting space.
Located in the capital of Botswana, the signing marks Hilton Worldwide’s first hotel agreed in the country and will provide the perfect base for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel is part of a larger-scale development for the business district of the city and will be just 13 kilometres from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport when it opens.
“With 13 Hilton Garden Inn locations now confirmed across Africa, I am delighted that we have agreed our first hotel in Botswana,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president of development, Europe & Africa for Hilton Worldwide.
“Botswana has one of the fast growing economies in the world and an impressive visitor offering – resulting in an excellent opportunity for hotel development as we exceed 70 Hilton Worldwide properties either trading or under development across Africa.”