Hilton Worldwide has expanded its South African footprint announcing the signing of an agreement to manage what was the Coral International Hotel but which will now be the Hilton Cape Town. This is a major coup for Hilton Worldwide which has long wanted a hotel in Cape Town and gives business and leisure travellers arriving at the city’s international airport the opportunity to say the famous words: “Take me to the Hilton.”
The hotel, which has been open for just more than a year, is being refurbished to Hilton standards and is scheduled to open as the Hilton Cape Town next month. The hotel is situated in the Cape Town CBD, offers spectacular views of Table Mountain and over the city and is well located for easy access to Table Mountain, Camps Bay, the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the V&A Waterfront.
“It’s with great pleasure that we welcome the Hilton Cape Town, our third Hilton property in South Africa and our first in Cape Town – widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities. This hotel is an important addition to our offering across the region. With its excellent location, in an area renowned for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, we anticipate attracting both local and international tourists who visit the area for business or leisure,” said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. During the next few months, the property, which features two restaurants, a bar, meeting facilities and business centre, gym and outdoor swimming pool, will undergo a transformation process to convert the hotel to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.