UNITED AFRICA GROUP, EXPLORES OTHER AFRICAN HOSPITALITY MARKETS


The United Africa Group has revealed its plans to expand its Brand affiliation and geographic footprint by exploring investments, in hotels, in the rest of Africa specifically southern and eastern Africa. In addition to growing its footprint into new markets, Willem Mouton, Group CEO stated that the Group has further made a strategic decision to exit its smaller hotels such as; Oshakati Country Lodge, Burning Shore and Long Beach Lodge to make way to new entrants in the Namibian Hospitality market.

The United Africa Group has recently celebrated 26th years in the Namibian Market. The Group which is well known for Hilton Windhoek, various Protea Hotels and Commercial Real Estate throughout Namibia.

In December 2017, UAG Celebrated the opening of the 1990 Mixed-use Development, which forms part of the N$3.5 billion, 80 000m² Freedom Plaza Prescient. The 1990 offers residential apartments, upmarket retail and commercial space.

The latest addition to the Freedom Plaza Prescient shall be the 181-key Hilton Garden Inn a 4-star Hotel, which is set to open its doors to the public in early 2019. The Hilton Garden Inn brand is a focused services hotel tailored towards the corporate traveler and tour groups. To cater for the ever expanding Namibian conferencing market, the Group will also introduce extensive conferencing facilities at the existing 5-star Hilton Hotel with the capacity to host up to 420 delegates.

In addition, the Hilton Garden Hotel is set to create employment for approximately 121 Namibians and will add to Group portfolio consisting of 10 hotels. The Group prides itself by associating with International and Regional Brands such as Protea Hotel by Marriott and Hilton Worldwide, which it believes are able to provide quality service offering to the hospitality industry.