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Hilton to Open first Doubletree in Africa with new Tanzania hotel

  • 20-Jul-09 00:00
  • Tanzania
  • Holiday Industry

The Hilton chain is readying to open its first Doubletree Africa hotel in Tanzania. The newly-built Dar Es Salaam, Oyster Bay, located by the sea at Tanzania's popular suburb of Masaki is planned to open its doors to guests by October 2009

Hilton to Open first Doubletree in Africa with new Tanzania hotel

The Hilton Hotels Corporation recently announced the launching of their new Doubletree addition in Africa with a new Tanzania hotel. Doubletree is a Hilton brand created to distinctively design a different kind of Hilton hotels, built to reflect the holiday destination and its surrounding area to make for the most perfect Tanzania holidays with added character.

Partnering with the Opulent Hotel Group in the signing of two Franchise License Agreements in Tanzania; Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, Hilton Hotels, Europe & Africa said:

"Our belief is that guests and investors should be able to choose between a multitude of brands each offering a range of services relevant to their travel needs, whether travelling on business or for pleasure. Tanzania as a whole has seen an increase in international tourist arrivals, as well as domestic and intra-regional travel, leading to high demand for quality hotel accommodation. Hence we are delighted to further the growth of the Hilton Family with the first Doubletree by Hilton agreements in the African continent. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with the Opulent Hotel Group as more opportunities arise in East Africa"

The Doubletree brand, with a prestigious and fast-growing network of over 200 locations around the world is an exceptional Hilton brand that will introduce business and leisure travellers on Africa holidays to the brand's longstanding reputation of amazing hotels that stay true to the area's origins with a design to reflect the holiday destinations surroundings. Other Doubletree characteristics include the warm worldwide welcome of the brand's legendary chocolate chip cookie to every guest at check-in plus the rewards of the prestigious Hilton HHonors® loyalty programme... all this whilst the in the know that the brand is committed to a unique caring compromise to the communities in which they operate. For a truly authentic Tanzania holiday what could be better than to stay at one of the most authentic of Tanzania hotels, one that is dedicated to giving back to the local community.

"Doubletree offers a wide variety of distinctively designed upscale hotels and resorts in some of the most sought after business and leisure destinations around the world. There are numerous opportunities to build the Doubletree by Hilton brand further in Africa and it is exciting to begin this journey by introducing such outstanding locations like Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar later this year," said Rob Palleschi, Global Head, Doubletree Brand.

The newly-built Doubletree by Hilton Dar Es Salaam, Oyster Bay is located on the sea at Tanzania's popular suburb of Masaki in the capital of Dar Es Salaam, situated at 20 kilometres East of the international airport. This new and most charming of Tanzania hotels comprises 158 rooms, an all-day restaurant, a cafe, outdoor swimming pool with pool bars, a business centre with respective meeting rooms. All of this whilst also being close to the popular Slipway Shopping and Dining district, the perfect place to head town to for a great spending spree during any Tanzania holiday.

The new Doubletree Dar Es Salaam, Oyster Bay is scheduled to open its doors to guests by October 2009.

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