Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone Collaborates with Local Community to Celebrate Its Fifth Year Anniversary 

To celebrate the fifth-year anniversary of Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone, the hotel announced a collaboration with the local community to drive responsible tourism.

Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone launched a partnership with Galaletsang Primary School to establish a herb garden to support the school’s learning and catering efforts for students and staff. This partnership is in line with Hilton’s Travel with Purpose commitment focused on driving responsible tourism globally. Through this initiative, the hotel aims to champion education, destination stewardship, local farming, and planet protection. 

The hotel also celebrated the launch of a football team to help members of the local community thrive. The launch of this initiative is in line with Hilton’s wellness programme – Thrive@Hilton which centres around nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of its Team Members. Following the Galaletsang engagement, the team took to the pitch to celebrate the first tournament of the newly established HGI Gaborone football team, which comprises hotel Team Members and members of the local community.

Thabani Ndlovu, General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone, said: “We are excited to celebrate five years of operations in Botswana and are proud of our impact to our customers, Team Members, local community, and owners. Across our operations, we employ over 100 Team Members, with 70% of those being female in a drive towards greater inclusion and empowerment. We host regular career fairs to create opportunities for the youth, and our collaboration with Galaletsang Primary School is a testament of our commitment to Botswana. We look forward to continuing the amazing work we have already started and providing the best stay experience for travellers.”

The mutually benefitting partnership with Galaletsang Primary School began in 2023, when the hotel supported the school with community projects including the repair and replacement of doors, windows, toilets and the donation of stationery and garden tools.

Ms. Tefetso Lebotse, School Head, Galaletsang Primary School, said: “Congratulations to Thabani and the Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone team on celebrating this incredible anniversary milestone. Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone is a shining example of hospitality and community service par excellence. We are proud of the support they have provided to the school by creating an engaged learning environment for the students to thrive. We look forward to a continued partnership with the Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone team.” 

Following the school activation, the hotel hosted a stakeholder cocktail celebration to show appreciation to their clients and highlight the incredible achievements over the years. The event was attended by representatives of the owners, Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund, Botswana Tourism Organisation and the Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana

Worthy accomplishments over the last five years include the launch of the #PushaBW Brunch in partnership with Botswana Investment and Trade Centre, Botswana Tourism Organisation and Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports, and Culture. The brunch doubles as a platform for local artists to showcase and sell their artwork to international customers from the hotel’s lobby. Other milestones include the launch of the HTA  School of Culinary Art Hilton Sponsored Diploma Apprenticeship for Food & Drinks Culinary Team Members and was the first hotel to launch an Electronic Vehicle (EV) charging station available to the public.

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