DoubleTree by Hilton moves into South Africa

DoubleTree by Hilton moves into South Africa

Hilton Worldwide has announced the official opening of the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in South Africa - the 183-room DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town - Upper Eastside.

Owned and operated by Upper Eastside Hotel under a franchise license agreement, the newly renovated, upscale full-service property is located in Cape Town’s upcoming district of Woodstock, a dynamic area which is home to an abundance of fashionable art galleries, boutiques, music bars and trendy restaurants.

The hotel becomes the fifth Hilton Worldwide property in South Africa and the third DoubleTree by Hilton in Africa.

John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton said: “I am delighted we are making our debut in South Africa in such an inspiring location and with a property that will both impress and delight. 

“The newly upgraded DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town - Upper Eastside offers superb facilities in a city that will help to extend our commitment to welcome the world’s travellers to key destinations.”

Accommodation ranges from executive rooms and suites to luxury, two-storey duplex loft rooms located on the penthouse floor with panoramic views of the city’s best known landmarks.

With both business and leisure guests in mind, DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town - Upper Eastside offers a wide range of amenities, including nine meeting rooms, a 350 -capacity function room and 24-hour fitness and business centres.

Discerning guests can also enjoy Liberty’s Restaurant with its seasonal á la carte fusion-style menu created by executive chef Simon Kemp.

Kemp is renowned for his professional creativity and attention to detail. Guests and locals who wish to unwind can visit the eStreet Bar and Lounge, which is open for cocktails and drinks every evening until 1am, with live entertainment on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said: “Today’s opening is a significant milestone for Hilton Worldwide as we underline our commitment to tourism development in South Africa and broaden visitor choice by bringing our third brand and our fifth hotel to this growing market. 

“Cape Town, in particular, is an award winning city of adventure, gastronomy and cultural attractions and currently one of the most popular destination resorts in Africa.”