Hilton developing hotel in Sierra Leone

Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement with Cape Sierra Hotel Company to develop the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Sierra Leone.

The new property, Hilton Freetown Cape Sierra, will be located in Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital and the economic and financial heartland of the country.

The new property will be located in Aberdeen, Freetown, overlooking the local coastline, which includes one of the largest natural harbors in the world. The hotel will have 200 rooms, including 60 executive standard rooms and 20 suites, and feature a business center, health club, outdoor pool and five restaurants and bars. The hotel is due to open in 2014.

The signing of Hilton Freetown Cape Sierra is the second signing the company has made in Africa this month, following shortly after Hilton D'Njamena, Chad.  Hilton Worldwide currently has 34 hotels across the continent of Africa with another eight in the development pipeline. So far this year, Hilton Worldwide has opened eight hotels and signed 14 management agreements across the Middle East and Africa.

To view the Hilton Hotels & Resorts development pipeline map and preview upcoming openings at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/openings.

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