Hilton and Transcorp Hotels, a subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria, signed a 20-year extension to the current agreement to manage the Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja. The agreement will see Hilton manage the property until 2037.
The Transcorp Hilton, which has hosted numerous heads of state and global events like the World Economic Forum on Africa, has been operated by Hilton since its opening in 1987. The 667-guestroom hotel, one of the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa, is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, which will transform the property.
Hilton and Transcorp Hotels have two additional properties in the development pipeline. Furthermore, Hilton has planned to open six hotels in the next six months across Africa and properties in 15 countries where it currently does not operate in the next three years.
Hilton, which has more than 5,000 hotels globally, has had a continuous presence in Africa for more than 50 years. The hotel group has planned to more than double its current presence across the continent in the next five years.
As part of its expansion plans in the Africa market, Hilton Worldwide also recently debuted the Hilton brand in Cabo Verde Sal. On West Africa’s Santa Maria beach, the 241-guestroom Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort is near Sal International Airport.
Also in the West African market, Hilton will debut in Niger’s capital city in 2019 as the country's first international chain hotel. Following the signing of a management agreement in July 2017 with Niamey Hotel & Suites Niger, construction began on the nine-story 142-guestroom hotel in Rue des Oasis. Within the administrative hub of Niamey, the hotel is near many embassies and government buildings.