Valor Hospitality Partners and Hilton Open First Hotel in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Hilton Kinshasa

Hilton Kinshasa Hotel
Hilton Kinshasa Hotel

Valor Hospitality Partners, an industry-leading, global hospitality management company, and Hilton (NYSE: HLT) continue to expand their global portfolio with the opening of Hilton Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This hotel is Valor Hospitality Partners’ first property in West Africa and Hilton’s first in the DRC, marking continued growth in the African continent for both companies.

With panoramic views across Kinshasa and the Congo River, Hilton Kinshasa is centrally located in the business and shopping district of La Gombe, with the ferry crossing to Brazzaville, a five-minute walk from the property. The hotel is adjacent to the Congo Trade Centre, close to the United States Embassy and offers VIP transfers to N’djili International Airport. Other attractions include the Kinshasa Golf Course and the Pentecost Martyrs Stadium.

“This inaugural Valor property in West Africa has opened to great acclaim. Hilton Kinshasa is a milestone achievement that reiterates our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional guest service on a global scale while also providing top-tier accommodation offerings and experiences,” said Euan McGlashan, Co-founder, and CEO of Valor Hospitality Partners. “With a portfolio of notable properties around the world, we are confident Hilton Kinshasa adds to our burgeoning reputation of offering branded hospitality excellence.”

“We are delighted to welcome Valor Hospitality and Hilton to Kinshasa. Modern Construction is proud to introduce this world-class hotel to the people of the DRC as well as global travelers and we were honoured to have the hotel officially opened by President Felix Tshisekedi,” said Harish Jagtani, Owner, and President of the HJ Group of Companies, which comprises Serve Air, Modern Construction (the owning entity for Hilton Kinshasa), HJ Pharma, Supreme Automobile, Seven Seas, HJ Hospitals and the HJ Foundation.

Hilton Kinshasa offers 178 rooms and suites, business lounges, an executive lounge and a private pool terrace with cocktail and lounge seating, an expansive library and 12 conference and event spaces—including a ballroom, eight banquet rooms and a wedding lounge. The hotel also features an impressive food and beverage offering for travelers, including Trouvaille, a French bistro, Allez, a sports bar, Café Tartine lobby bar and Vianderie, a modern meatery. La Vue overlooks the swimming pool, and guests can enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating escape with light bites and drinks.

“We are thrilled to have opened the highly anticipated Hilton Kinshasa on time after an accelerated 3-month preopening period. Valor mobilized a global task team to achieve the target opening date and we are proud to offer our guests Hilton’s renowned hospitality. The property features an extraordinary blend of Congolese hospitality, exquisite design inspired by the local culture, and unique experiences that are creating cherished memories to last a lifetime,” said Marc Frere, general manager, Hilton Kinshasa.