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Uganda - New Serena Hotel

Ugandan Land Mark
Luxury Kampala Serena Hotel Opens

Coastweek - - Kampala Serena offers 152 superbly appointed rooms and luxurious suites.
SERENA GROUP CONSOLIDATE PRESENCE IN EAST AFRICAN HOSPITALITY MARKET

Serena Group has consolidated its presence in the East African market with the opening of Shs. l.92 billion (US $26 million) hotel in Kampala, Uganda.

The new facility Kampala Serena Hotel is the latest addition of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), the principal shareholders of the Serena Group.

This luxury, five-star hotel is billed to set even higher standards in the region's emerging hospitality industry.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Chairman of AKFED, said the project will help Serena group expand its safari and leisure circuit in East Africa.

He said the new investment will also help drive development of Uganda's emerging tourism sector.

The investment follows relevant acquisition by Serena Group of former Uganda Government owned Nile Hotel on a 30-year concession.

Serena Hotels managing director Mahmud Janmohammed said the group's board decided to bring forward phase two, raising the total project cost to $30.5 million.

Another achievement of the massive investment is that it has added value to Uganda's demanding employment sector.

The new facility will directly employ about 350 people.

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

"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.

"Serena Group can confidently claim to be the leading hospitality provider in East Africa as it has properties in Kenya, Tanzania and now in Uganda," said Mbogua.

Kampala Serena offers 152 superbly appointed room and luxurious suites, the Pearl of Africa restaurant, The Mists cocktail bar, the Explorers Bistro, the Lakes' restaurant, Maisha Health Club and state-of-the-art Kampala Serena conference centre.

Serena Hotels East Africa are the regions leading hoteliers: the Group has been in Africa since the early 1970s and operates 22 hotels, resorts and safari lodges in Kenya, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Uganda. Mozambique, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

 More information on the Kampala Serena Hotel.

 

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