Nairobi’s Upper Hill area is going to be home to the tallest building in Africa. President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the groundbreaking of Pinnacle Towers on Tuesday 24 May 2017.
Pinnacle’s two towers will be 300 metres tall and it will cost 20.6 billion shillings. The development is a joint venture between Dubai-based White Lotus Group, Hass Petroleum Group and Jabavu Village.
Pinnacle’s towers will have a three-storey shopping mall, luxury apartments, Class A commercial offices and a five-star Hilton Hotel. Hilton Hotel will occupy 45-floors and will have a rooftop bar on the 43rd floor. The tower will have a helipad and also offers the highest viewing deck in Africa. The helipad will ensure those visiting the hotel can fly directly there and don’t have to be stuck in the heavy traffic in Nairobi.
The building will have 200 residential houses that comprise one bedroom, two bedrooms and three bedrooms which will be fully furnished. The apartments will occupy 42 floors and Hilton Hotel will manage them. There will also be a basement parking that will occupy three floors.
Pinnacle two towers will overshadow the upcoming Britam Towers which will be 200-metres tall, AVIC International Tower which is 175 metres and UAP towers which is 163 metres.
The project is expected to be completed in December 2019. But the developers say that the 255-room Hilton hotel might be complete earlier.