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Serena opens branch at Lake Victoria, Uganda - 2010-04-19
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THE Serena Group has set up a second hotel in the country, the Lake Victoria Serena Resort. The resort, which is part of the Aga Khan economic empire, lies on an expansive piece of land measuring 275 acres on the shores of Lake Victoria.

President Yoweri Museveni yesterday presided over the official opening.

Serena Maputo Expansion - 2008-12-10

Management’s intension is that the renovated Polana Serena Hotel should become a flagship property second to none in Mozambique. It must take its place with our other city-centre Serena Hotels in Nairobi, Arusha, Kampala, Kigali, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Quetta and Kabul.

KABUL SERENA HOTEL ATTACK - 2008-01-14

2008, January 14: Four heavily armed Taleban fighters have attacked the Serena hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the main hotel there for international visitors. [More]

AGA KHAN IN KAMPALA, UGANDA INAUGURATING THE SERENA HOTEL - 2006-11-10

Kampala, Uganda: HH Aga Khan opened the Serena Hotel with President Yoweri Museveni.

AGA KHAN IN TAJIKISTAN - 2006-10-30

Tajikistan - H.H. The Aga Khan visited Tajikistan. He joined President Rahmonov on the 30th in a groundbreaking ceremony for a world-class Serena Hotel in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The same day the two also visited the Ismaili Center construction site in Dushanbe. Next day on October 31st, President Rahmonov and His Highness leave for Gorno Badakhshan to inaugurate a bridge across the Panj River in the Ishkashim district. The Aga Khan is also visiting the Pamirs Botanical Gardens and the site of the future campus of the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Khorog.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL AND KIVU SUN LEASED TO SERENA GROUP - 2006-10-28

Kigali, Rwanda: According to Robert Mukombozi of the New Times in Kigali, the Rwandese goverment has finally agreed to lease for 30 years the five stars Kigali Hotel Intercontinental and Kivu Sun to Serena Group of Hotels. The final leasing contract is to be signed very soon.

UGANDA: SERENA GEARS UP FOR GRAND OPENING - 2006-07-25

According to the Managing Director of Serena Hotels, Mr Mahmud Jan Mohamed, the Serena hotel in Uganda will open for public use at the end of this month but will await the official opening by President Yoweri Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan at the end of the year.

AFGHANISTAN OPENS LUXURIOUS SERENA HOTEL</I> - 2005-11-08

President Hamid Karzai officially opened the most luxurious hotel in destitute Afghanistan on Tuesday, with the five-star Kabul Serena touted as a means to lure investors and dollar-spending tourists.The opening ceremony was attended by the Aga Khan, whose Aga Khan Development Network is the key backer of the project.

AKFED GETS US$7 MILLION LOAN FROM IFC FOR KABUL SERENA HOTEL</I> - 2004-06-23

Kabul, Afghanistan, 23rd June, 2004 - The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, charged with promoting private sector investment in the developing world, have signed a US$7 million investment agreement to finance the refurbishment and expansion of the Kabul Serena Hotel as part of a US$28 million project begun in late 2002.

KAMPALA SERENA HOTEL WILL SPUR TOURISM INVESTMENT - 2004-02-11

Kampala, Uganda, 11th February, 2004 - Serena Tourism Promotion Services has signed a thirty-year lease concession agreement with the Government of Uganda and agreed to invest US$18 million investment for extensive refurbishment and upgrading of the former Nile Hotel which will re-open in September 2005 as the Kampala Serena Hotel.

AGA KHAN HANDED NILE HOTEL - 2004-02-05

Kenya-based Serena Promotion Services will take over Nile Hotel International Limited - effective February 11. The company, a subsidiary of The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Fund, recently won a 30-year concession to manage the hotel. The Minister of State for Privatisation, Prof. Peter Kasenene says government is hopeful that the concession will enhance the tourism industry.

AGA KHAN TO INVEST $18m IN NILE HOTEL - 2003-11-24

KAMPALA: Serena Hotels a company owned by Aga Khan is investing US$19m in rebuilding of Nile Hotel International. The Privatisation Unit (PU) on Friday opened the financial bid from Serena Hotels.'The management is providing a commitment fee of $1.2m and will be paying four percent of the rental income every year which ranges between $ 238,000 and $554,000,' the PU director, Michael Opagi, said during the function held at Communications House.

Event - 1998-05-15

Prince Amyn was touring Nairobi Serena as part of his regular inspection visits to Srena properties.

Event - 1996-03-20

NAIROBI STOCK EXCHANGE (NSE) yesterday thanked His Highness the Aga Khan for the decision by the Tourism Promotion services (tps) to forego its 23.3 Per cent pre-emotion rights in respect of government shares in the Serena Lodge and Properties Limited, the owner of the Serena lodges and hotels in Kenya. NSE chair Mr JIMNAH MBARU, in a letter to the Aga Khan, sent through the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, said the move was in the interest of Kenyan investors and would play a positive role in facilitating the Government's privatisation and divestiture programme.

Event - 1989-03-16

Hazar Imam attended the inauguration ceremony of the Serena Hotel, Quetta, Baluchistan and made a speech.. On that occasion, Prince Amyn also made a speech..

Event - 1989

The Serena Hotel in Nairobi is undergoing a major $6 million renovation of public facilities and services and plans are being considered to extend the recently renovated Serena Beach Hotel at Mombasa. The proposed extension which includes three up-country lodges. The Serena Group, with hotels in Kenya and Pakistan, is operated by Tourism Promotion Services (T.P.S.), the tourism development wing of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (A.K.F.E.D.).

Event - 1983-03-25

Foundation Stone laying ceremony of 4-star Serena Hotel was performed by Baluchistan Governor Rahimuddin Khan in Quetta. Hazar Imam was unable to be present as his plane was unable to land due to inclement weather.(click here)

Event - 1983-03-19

Hazar Imam gave a speech at the Foundation of the Serena Hotel, Faisalabad. Prince Amyn Mohammed also spoke at this ceremony.

Event - 1976-02-16

Witnessed opening of Nairobi Serena Hotel by President Kenyatta. Hazar Imam said: 'The sheer variety of Kenya's attractions have few equals anywhere.' Later that day, visited the Aga Khan Hospital.. According to newspapers, made an important investment in East Africa.


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