Hilton Hotels & Resorts Named Best International Hotel Brand In South Africa

This information originated in U.K. English.

September 16, 2014

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Hilton Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious title of Best International Hotel Group at the third annual Business Traveller Africa Awards held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 2nd September 2014.

"Receiving this award is such an honour as it confirms the depth of our contribution in the hospitality industry in South Africa and the continent. Our multi-pronged approach to hospitality globally with such focal points as talent development and community engagement has continued to bolster the brand as the number one international hotel brand in South Africa. We are very proud of this achievement," said Jan van der Putten - Vice President, Operations: Africa and Indian Ocean.

The awards acknowledge brands and entities that have performed exceptionally well in the business travel landscape in South Africa. This year's awards featured a number of new categories including the 'Best International Hotel Group' category which was won by Hilton Hotel & Resorts. Individual industry research and analysis for this year's accolades was done by Future Group in partnership with global independent research company TNS.

Hilton Worldwide entered the African market in 1959 and now operates a number of properties in the Africa and Indian Ocean region across three of its brands: Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Double Tree by Hilton and Conrad Hotel & Resorts. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, and is most recognized name in the industry; Hiltonremains synonymous with the word "hotel." From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. With over 50 years presence in the region Hilton has established its reputation in a number of key markets in Africa including South Africa, Namibia, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. Hilton continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow's savvy global travelers.

Plans to expand the brand's footprint in the continent are underway with the aim to continue investing in the continent and grow with it.


Larry Khumalo
FleishmanHillard (for Hilton Worldwide)
+27 0 11 548 2073

Nancy Nusrally
Hilton Worldwide
+971 4 4464941

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.