Sunday, August 06, 2006
News Article
posted by CS Pothitt | 7:51 AM

Luxury Hotel Opens in Kampala, Uganda

The former Nile Hotel has been renovated and reopened as the Kampala Serena Hotel, luxury, five-star hotel.

"This is just the type of investment that Uganda needs to spur its burgeoning tourism sector and attract other investors," said Uganda's Minister of State for Privatisation Prof. Peter Kasenene.

The opening of the hotel not only helps tourism, it also adds value to Uganda's employment sector, as the new facility will employ about 350 people.

The Serena Group owns properties in Kenya and Tanzania, as well, and is considered one of the leading hospitality providers in East Africa.

"The objective from the outset was to create the finest facility in the region," Serena Hotel sales and marketing director Peter Mhogua told travel agents and journalists touring the facility. It took nearly 18 months for the reconstruction and renovation to be completed on this property.

Amenities available at the Kampala Serena include 152 rooms and suites, the Pearl of Africa restaurant, The Mists cocktail bar, the Explorers Bistro, the Lakes' restaurant, Maisha Health Club and a state-of-the-art conference center.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), the principal shareholders of the Serena Group, hopes that the new hotel will help the Serena Group expand it safari and leisure circuit in East Africa.

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