Recent signing ceremony of an agreement with the management of Hilton NYSE: HLT and Hospitality Concept & Allied Services Limited to bring its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand to Liberia, Africa’s oldest city, Monrovia $48 million project at the ceremony unveiled.
This initiative on the part of both the Hospitality Concept and Allied Services Limited has indeed grabbed the attention of Liberians who have over the years craved for investors who will help in the rapid development of their country while expressing appreciation to Liberia’s new born investors.
According to information, the $70m 12-storey tower complex project when completed in early 2023 will be Liberia’s number one tourist attraction in the sub region of West Africa; its modern facilities including 192 guests room is expected to receive international guests who will feel the taste of a modern Hotel in the Country.
Hilton Monrovia will boost the economic growth of Liberia and it will be the tallest building in the country containing state of the art conferencing facilities, a restaurant, bar and outdoor pool, as guests will be able to choose between upscale appointed guest rooms and a range of suites, including two Presidential Suites.
The hotel’s location on SKD Boulevard offers ease of access to the main road linking Roberts International Airport with the Eastern districts of Monrovia. Its immediate surrounds house a growing number of Foreign Embassies and NGO offices, which are expected to act as significant demand generators for upscale accommodation and facilities in the city.
In an exclusive with Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP, Development, EMEA, Hilton said, “This is an outstanding project which, as the first internationally branded property to enter the market, will be a game changer for the travel and tourism industry in Liberia. We have a proud history on the African continent stretching back over 50 years and look forward to adding Monrovia to the list of destinations in which we have pioneered the hospitality industry over that time.”
Vincent Iweanoge, JD, President of Hospitality Concept & Allied Services Ltd said: “This is an amazing project and a dream come true for the Liberian people. This has taken a lot of hard work and dedication by a great team, to make sure it became a reality. This project will create hundreds of jobs for the Liberian people, improve tourism, and add tremendously to the economy, while at the same time taking the Liberian hospitality industry to the next level. This waterfront project will definitely make Liberia a tourist destination again.”
Hilton, which has more than 5,100 hotels globally, operates 43 hotels on the African continent and is embarking on an exciting period of growth, its portfolio is set to more than double in the coming years with 51 properties under development.
Our team of reporters who visited the site where Hilton Monrovia is expected to be built, residents of the area who are to be the direct beneficiaries when the Hotel is completed expressed thanks and appreciation to the management team of Hilton Monrovia Hotel, and further the Government of President George Weah allow the company to operate in Liberia without hindrance.
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