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Featured Project: Pinnacle Towers, Nairobi – Hilton Hotel

Description: Construction of a commercial building tower on Land Title No. Nairobi/ Block 31/219 at the junction of Upper Hill Road and Haile Selassie Avenue in Nairobi, Kenya. The project plot area measures about 1.002 ha. The project entails construction up a multiple use premise (45-storey building) that will comprise of two towers; one tower of approximately 212.40 meters (696.9 feet) high and another one of about 137.40 metres (450.8 feet) high and associated facilities like parking bays occupying the middle ground. The plot preferred for the development has an area of about 2.5 acres. The design for the commercial building tower provides for the construction of four components; a commercial component of about 30 000m² of total floor area, a residential component of about 10 000m² of total floor area, a hotel of about 15 000m² of total floor area and a retail component of maximum 15 000m². The hotel will be The Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill and the larger mixed-use development, which will include a residential, retail and entertainment complex, as well as an adjacent office tower, will be Africa’s tallest building, standing at 330m. Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill will comprise of an executive lounge and five food and beverage outlets, including a relaxing poolside bar, speciality smokehouse and grill restaurant, lobby dining area with landscaped deck and a boutique rooftop bar with unbeatable vista views of the Nairobi skyline on the 43rd level. The 255 guest-room hotel will be located in the shorter of the twin towers while the taller arm will be an office block. Estimated project value: US$ 194m. 

Status: Underway

Industry: Hospitality & Leisure

Region: Kenya

Sector: Private

Value: R 100 million+

Timing: Completion due by December 2019.

Notes: The 70-floor mixed-use twin tower development, called the Pinnacle Towers in Nairobi’s Upperhill area and will cost a whopping US$ 194m. It will encompass a 45-floor Hilton hoteland at 900 feet; the building will have the highest viewing deck in Africa. There will also be 200 residential houses ran by Hilton Hotel that will include one bedroom, two bedrooms, and three bedroom fully furnished luxury apartments. To this point, the developers have spent US$ 14m in the construction of the foundation and preparation stage. The development is projected to be complete by December 2019, although the 255-room hotel may be completed earlier.

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For additional components relating to this Project, please also see PPA 19037

About Marlaine Andersen

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