Bujumbura Burundi Hilton Hotel
Hilton Group Hotels has opened a business in Bujumbura, Burundi, and received a $5.5 million loan from the International Finance Corporation to open stores in Bujumbura Burunti, as the battle for control of the EAC hotel market intensifies. Hilton Worldwide today announced a new partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton, the world's largest hotel chain, a long-time franchisee. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced that it has developed the first Doubletree HiltonHotels in Burunda, which will invest a total of $4.4 million in the project.
The hotel will help improve the country's basic business infrastructure by providing standard international rooms and conference facilities. The IFC investment will transform the former 106-room Novotel Hotel into Burunda's first Doubletree HiltonHotels with 155 employees and support the construction of 4 hotels, 4,000 square meters of office space and a total investment of 5.5 million dollars in the project.
The hotel will also create jobs, promote tourism and contribute to economic diversification and sustainable growth, "he said. In view of Burundi's growing economic interest in tourism, the Hilton franchise will improve the infrastructure and accommodation of businesses in the country, said Dr. Jürgen Kühne, Vice President for Economic Development and Development at IFC. "It's a great place to be," said the hotel's general manager, Domingos Dias.
He added that Uganda needs to encourage more international hotels to invest in the country because "if you are involved in your economy, choose a good hotel to protect your country's image in the event of bad publicity."
Burundi's business boom has attracted more travelers looking for quality hotel rooms and conference facilities, he said. The increased confidence of investors has led business travelers to Bujumbura, where the DoubleTree Hilton will provide them with a top-notch hotel with quality facilities and customer service. The hotel will be the first international luxury brand to operate in Burunti and will address the lack of adequate accommodation in Bu jumbURA. This initiative was launched with the aim of creating consistency and professionalism worldwide.
He said: "Hilton Worldwide's famous pioneering spirit is very much alive and we continue to explore exciting new markets in Africa and expand our presence in new countries. Hilton Worldwide continues to "explore exciting new markets across Africa" and expand its presence in new countries, he said. He said: 'Our famous pioneering spirit will be very much alive and well. Now, "we continue to explore exciting new markets across Africa and expand our presence in newer countries."
The Doubletree Hilton is the first international hotel to open in Burundi in the last 20 years and the 100th hotel investment by IFC in Africa. Ayazali Jivraj, owner of Opulent Group, said: "Following the success of our existing DoubleTree in Kenya, we are delighted to be working with the Hilton Worldwide team again to develop this groundbreaking hotel in Burunti." After the successful completion of the existing double-decker hotel at the same location in 2012, the owners of the Opulent Group are delighted and thrilled to be working with the Hilton team worldwide again, "he said." Following the success of the existing two-story, 1,000 room semi-detached building in London and the opening of a new two-story, 2,500 square foot Hilton in New York City last year, I am thrilled and excited to be working with them again to develop this landmark Burundi.
Hilton Worldwide has more than 1,000 hotels, resorts and resorts in the development pipeline - which are yet to be signed - and has a total of 2,500 hotel rooms under development in Burundi. Hilton has fewer than 3,400 hotel beds worldwide, hotels that need to be identified in its development plans, and more than 4,300 hotel rooms under construction.
In Africa, IFC's hotel investments have a large multiplier effect on the local economy, creating more than $1.5 billion in direct and indirect employment opportunities for local people. The investment in Burundi is part of a wider strategy to support the hotel industry in post-conflict countries in Africa and beyond, "said I. FC.
Since 1956, IFC has invested more than $2.5 billion in Africa, including $1.4 billion in Burundi. Since 1956, I have invested more than $3.1 billion in developing hotels, restaurants, hotels and other hotel services across Africa and beyond, "said I. FC President and CEO Michael O'Neill.
In February 2011, the US State Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OCC) reported that the Hilton hotel chain in Burundi generates an annual gross domestic product of $1.5 billion. It is the second largest hotel operator in Africa and the third largest in the world, after Hilton Hotels.
Hilton Worldwide operates 56 hotels in Africa with a total of more than 17,000 rooms in 19 countries and an annual gross domestic product of $1.5 billion. Hilton Worldwide operates 56 hotels worldwide, generating over $17 million in annual gross domestic product (GDP) in 20 countries. In addition to the Burundi Hilton hotel chain, Hilton operates 56 other hospitals worldwide in Europe and Asia-Pacific, with a total of more than 17,000 rooms in 19 countries.