Hilton Niamey will become the first hotel to open under an international brand to open in Niger when it welcomes its first guests the country's capital in 2019.
Hilton signed a management agreement with Niamey Hotel & Suites Niger Ltd for the 142-key property to be operated under Hilton's flagship upper upscale Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand. The West African country will join 103 in which Hilton operates globally with the company having recently added a presence in neighboring Chad through 2016's opening of Hilton N'Djamena.
"2019 will mark our fiftieth year of operating in sub-Saharan Africa. We have long been champions of the continent's potential and we continue to lead the way in developing within new markets as we are doing in Niger. It will be fitting to welcome our first guests here during what is set to be a landmark year for the company as a whole," said Hilton senior vice president development EMEA Patrick Fitzgibbon.
Construction is already underway at a centrally located site in Niamey on Rue des Oasis, close to the administrative hub of the city with many embassies and government buildings located on or around this main road. The property will be housed in a new build nine-story tower block and the 142 guest rooms include a total of 10 suites and a presidential suite. Four dining outlets will also be located on site along with business, meeting and fitness facilities.