Cameroon—Hilton hotels and resorts is a global brand of full-service, restaurants and flagship brand of American multinational hospitality companies.
With more than one million rooms worldwide, it is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world.
The Hotel has announced the signing of an agreement with Société Nouvelle des Cocotiers (SNC) to launch its upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Cameroon.
The hotel is expected to open in 2023 following a multimillion-dollar renovation of the Doula Rabingha Hotel and will join Hilton Yaounde, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary of operation within the country.
Andrew McLachlan Managing Director Development, Africa, Hilton, said: “Hilton has a strong tradition of hospitality in Cameroon, welcoming guests for over 30 years. I am delighted that we are expanding our portfolio and launching a second brand in the market.
DoubleTree by Hilton Douala gives us a presence within the country’s key commercial hub in an established location well known to international visitors to the city.”
Located within the Bonanjo district, the primary commercial district of Doula, the 141 guestroom hotel will be located next to the French Consulate near a multitude of corporate and government offices.
It is approximately 6 km from Doula International Airport. The property will feature five dining outlets, including a specialty restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant, a spectacular rooftop bar as well a lobby bar and café.
The meeting space will consist of four individual meeting rooms and a ballroom, whilst the hotel will also feature spa and fitness facilities as well as a children’s playground.
“Hilton is an established name when it comes to hospitality in Cameroon, so we are proud to be partnering with them to redevelop this hotel and in bringing DoubleTree by Hilton to Cameroon for the first time.
“Following the completion of our exciting renovation plan, we are confident the property will set a new standard for modern, upscale accommodation in the city of Doula.” Noted Mamoudou Fadil, Vice President, SNC.
DoubleTree by Hilton has over 18 properties trading or under development across the African continent- adding to a global portfolio of over 600 hotels across 48- counties including destinations such as Addis-Ababa in Ethiopia and Nairobi, Kenya.