Zambia: Hilton Garden Inn Toasts 5 years

Over the last five years, the hotel has hosted some great conferences, seminars, training sessions, weddings, birthday parties and engagements.

Zambia: Hilton Garden Inn Toasts 5 years
Hilton Garden Inn, Zambia. Photo/Courtesy

One cannot talk about the Lusaka Central Business district and skyline of Lusaka without talking about the Copper Tower which is the Hilton Garden Inn Lusaka.

Over the last five years, the hotel has hosted some great conferences, seminars, training sessions, weddings, birthday parties, and engagements.

The hotel has also served some tasty locally sourced foods such as Crayfish from Lake Kariba in the tourist town of Siavonga, and vegetables grown countrywide and sold locally from Soweto Market.

[Inside Hilton Garden Inn, Zambia. Photo/Courtesy.]

Hotel general manager Kudzayi Nheweyembwa shared that the hotel opened it’s doors in August 2018, and has had a great journey.

“At the time of opening the hotel, this was the 103rd country that the Hilton operated in and we were around the 5000th Hotel. Today the Hilton operates in 123 countries and territories with 7,295 Hotels and over 1 million rooms,” he said.

He was speaking during the Hilton’s 5th Anniversary celebration in Lusaka.

The colorful celebration was attended by Minister of Tourism Rodney Sikumba, several dignitaries, captains of industry, and NAPSA Director General, Muyanga Muyanga who shared that the Garden Hilton is part of the Society Business Park which was developed under a public-to-public partnership between NAPSA and the Zambia National Building Society.

[Inside Hilton Garden Inn, Zambia. Photo/Courtesy.]

Following the completion of the construction works, the Business Park was concessioned to NAPSA by ZNBS for a period of 20 years. During the period the authority was supposed to recoup its capital investment and make a return on behalf of the members.

However, NAPSA offered to purchase the entire development which it now wholly owns.

The Hilton Garden Inn is a three (3) Star 148 key hotel that provides customers with excellent accommodation, restaurant, and conferencing and events services.

Since it opened its doors to the public five years ago, the hotel has weathered the storm of low business during and post the COVID-19 pandemic and has bounced back strongly, positioning itself for exponential growth.

“The hotel forms part of NAPSA’s Hotel assets, which now stand at 4, including the Stay Easy Hotel in Lusaka, The Garden Court Hotel in Kitwe, and the Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Resort in Livingstone.

[Inside Hilton Garden Inn, Zambia. Photo/Courtesy.]

Mr Muyanga said the hotel has been performing satisfactorily after successfully navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The hotel recorded its first every owner's return of ZWM2.8 MILLION IN 2022. By the end of July 2023, the hotel has recorded an owner's return of ZMW3.09 MILLION, signifying the positive contribution that the investment is providing to members funds,” he said.

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