Doubletree by Hilton opens first conference hotel in South Africa

The first Doubletree by Hilton hotel has opened in Cape Town with meetings space for up to 350 guests.

South Africa's first Doubletree by HIlton property in Woodstock, Cape Town
South Africa's first Doubletree by HIlton property in Woodstock, Cape Town

The 183-room Doubletree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside has nine flexible conference rooms, which can be configured to create larger spaces, including a 281m2 space that can host 60 people for a boardroom or 350 for a drinks reception. All conferencing rooms are equipped with audio-visual technology.

The hotel is operated under a franchise license agreement and becomes the third DoubleTree by Hilton in Africa.

Mike Flax, chairman of Upper Eastside Hotel, the owners and operators of the converted hotel, said: "The city’s status as an attractive tourism and events hub is becoming globally recognised and the opening of Doubletree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside will help meet the growing demand for first class, branded accommodation."

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