US-based Hilton Worldwide has entered a management agreement with Out of Africa Hospitality for a new hotel in Windhoek, Namibia.

Expected to be operational in early 2017, the 180-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn hotel will be situated adjacent to the existing Hilton Windhoek and form part of the Freedom Plaza development.

Hilton Worldwide Europe and Africa development senior vice president Patrick Fitzgibbon said: "A young, tech savvy population is driving mobile use across Africa and in turn transforming travel; whilst investors are increasingly looking towards innovation to achieve faster and more efficient hotel development.

"As Hilton Worldwide expands its portfolio in Africa, with this latest Hilton Garden Inn signing, we see our innovations in guest technology and hotel development resonating strongly."

"A young, tech savvy population is driving mobile use across Africa and in turn transforming travel."

The new property will feature free WiFi and a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry, as well as two food and beverage outlets, including an all-day dining restaurant, and a garden lounge and bar.

In addition, the hotel will offer two individual meeting rooms totalling 175m², including pre-function space. A new technology such as pre-arrival room selection would be on offer.

Hilton Garden Inn Windhoek will be near to the Hosea Kutako International Airport and Eros Domestic Airport. Other attractions to the property includes Namibia Independence Museum, Christus Kirche, Government Embassie, as well as Zoo Park and Namibian Supreme Court.

In Africa, Hilton has also confirmed the development of new properties in Abuja, Lagos, Accra, Owerri, Lusaka, Uyo, Nairobi and Kampala.

In 2014, Hilton signed agreements to open two Hilton Garden Inns in Nigeria, while the group’s recent opening was DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar Stone Town, Tanzania.

Image: Hilton Worldwide to open new hotel in Namibia. Photo: courtesy of Hilton Worldwide.