MCLEAN, Va.—Hilton Worldwide announced the official opening of the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in South Africa—the 183-room DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside. Owned and operated by Upper Eastside Hotel Ltd under a franchise license agreement, the newly renovated, upscale full-service property is located in Cape Town’s upcoming district of Woodstock. The hotel becomes the fifth Hilton Worldwide property in South Africa and the third DoubleTree by Hilton in Africa.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton said, “I am delighted we are making our debut in South Africa in such an inspiring location and with a property that will both impress and delight. The newly upgraded DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside offers superb facilities in a city that will help to extend our commitment to welcome the world’s travellers to key destinations.”
Accommodation ranges from executive rooms and suites to luxury, two-story duplex loft rooms located on the penthouse floor with. With both business and leisure guests in mind, the hotel offers amenities, including nine meeting rooms, a 350-capacity function room, and 24-hour fitness and business centers.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said, “Today’s opening is a significant milestone for Hilton Worldwide as we underline our commitment to tourism development in South Africa and broaden visitor choice by bringing our third brand and our fifth hotel to this growing market. Cape Town, in particular, is an award winning city of adventure, gastronomy, and cultural attractions and currently one of the most popular destination resorts in Africa.”