• Monday, May 27, 2024
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Hilton Windhoek beckons for visit

Hilton Windhoek beckons for visit

Since the beginning of this decade, the Namibian hospitality sector has been recording remarkable growth with many global hotel chains scrambling to have a footprint in the country.

From Accor, Hilton, Marriott, Radisso, and Mövenpick to the many other international and local brands that are busily expanding their portfolio, the hospitality industry is truly burgeoning in the country.

The feat is fueled by crude oil discoveries in the country. As of today, Namibia’s Orange Basin has 11 billion barrels of light oil and 2.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves, which makes it one of the world’s most prospective oil and gas regions.

The development implies growing traffic to the Southern African country by businesses in the oil and gas sector and others for meetings, and also tourists to the enormous tourism sites across the country.

Hotel brands, particularly Hilton Group, are taking advantage of the development to expand their portfolio in the country. The Hilton Group now has two properties in operation (Hilton Windhoek and Hilton Garden Inn Windhoek) and others in the pipeline.

However, whenever you are in Windhoek, The Hilton Windhoek is a good deal for business and leisure travellers.

The 150-room hotel in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, is set on a sloping plain on the northern side of the Khomas Highland plateau, offering enthralling city views.

Its location in the heart of Windhoek’s CBD and closeness to major attractions offer guests the opportunity for unguided city tours, amid shuttling to the Hosea Kutako International Airport in just 20 minutes.

On offer is a range of comfortable accommodations including; a presidential suite, five suites, five king executive guest rooms, nine deluxe king rooms, 23 executive rooms, 13 double rooms and 99 king rooms.

Moreover, the guests have the choice of onsite leisure facilities and dining options such as a heated lap pool with sundeck, a wellness centre with two treatment rooms and a 24-hour Hilton Fitness by Precor gym, all of which are located on the rooftop spectacular views of the city.

As well, foodies and lifestyle lovers can satisfy their cravings at any of the five on-site bars and restaurants, amid six dining options.

The Kalabar stands out among the bars. The inviting combination of a traditional bar and a colourful, vibrant sports bar is the perfect place to enjoy with friends.

Corporate guests and business travellers can make use of a selection of meeting rooms including a boardroom that can accommodate up to 200 additional guests as well as breakout areas suitable for tea and coffee breaks.

There is also a doctor on call, ATM cash machine and nearby leisure facilities, which include; a golf course, retail shopping arcade, horseback riding, Cheetah Conservation Park (a two-hour drive), NamibRand Nature Reserve (four hours drive), Namib Desert (three hours drive), Church of Christuskirche, Katatura Township Historical Village, Desert Express (luxury train), among others.

While on a stay, a business traveler can take advantage of enabling facilities such as; a writing desk, business centre, and boardroom facilities, among others.

The Hilton Windhoek further complements the city as a destination as it hosts the headquarters of many national enterprises, two airports and many historical and cultural places, making it ideal for business travellers as well as Eco and cultural tourists.

It is also a strategic partner for the 2024 Africa Youth In Tourism Innovation Summit, which will be held in Windhoek from May 28-31, 2024.

Commenting about the Hilton and Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit partnership, Muka Salare, Cluster Commercial Manager at Hilton Windhoek, expressed the hotel’s excitement about the collaboration, describing it as something that offers a bright future to the tourism sector.

“Namibia is a destination of choice to worldwide travellers that appreciate unique tourism. The owners of the hotel operate a renowned hospitality school in Windhoek and curate empowering programs for the youth. Our collaboration assures the dedication we have to empower the youth and contribute effectively to the communities around us. We expect to fill up and shine during this summit,” Salare explained.

Again, the hotel will host guests during the African Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF), which will be held in the country for the first time from June 25-27, 2024, among other events across the year.

But, no matter your language, the hotel staff members are trained to speak at least three international languages including; English, German, Portuguese and Afrikaans.