Hotel giant pushes further into Africa

Hotel giant Hilton has committed $50m (£38m) over the next five years to expand its portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa. The cash is intended to support the conversion of around 100 hotels (roughly 20,000 rooms) in multiple African markets into Hilton-branded properties, including its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, the upscale DoubleTree by Hilton and its recently launched Curio Collection. Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president of development for EMEA, said: “Hilton remains committed to growth in Africa, having been present on the continent for more than 50 years. “The model of converting existing hotels into Hilton-branded properties has proved highly