Kampala Serena Hotel


The Kampala Serena Hotel is a hotel in Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda The hotel is rated 5-stars by the Uganda Tourism Board

Contents

  • 1 Location
  • 2 Overview
  • 3 Ownership
  • 4 Renovations
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Location

The hotel is on Kintu Road on Nakasero Hill, in the centre of Kampala The hotel is nestled among 17 acres 69 ha of lawns and gardens The hotel is adjacent to the Kampala Sheraton Hotel and the Imperial Royale Hotel It is in the Kampala Central Division, one of the five administrative divisions of the city The coordinates of the Kampala Serena Hotel are 0°19'080"N, 32°35'110"E Latitude:0318889; Longitude:32586400

Overview

The hotel opened on 31 July 2006, after eighteen months of renovations and refurbishment at a cost of US$305 million The hotel is part of the Serena Hotels Group It has 152 rooms, including thirteen suites, one of which is a presidential suite During the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2007 in Kampala, the hotel hosted Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom for four nights

The hotel has its own helipad for easy transport between the hotel and Entebbe International Airport Adjacent to the hotel is the Kampala Serena International Conference Center with a seating capacity of 1,500 and multilingual translation facilities of up to nine languages simultaneously In 2016, the hotel is expected to undergo expansion, with the addition of 32 bedrooms, and the improvement of food, beverage, and meeting facilities

Ownership

The Kampala Serena Hotel is owned by a consortium that includes three corporate entities; a Tourism Promotion Services, a division of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, b the Uganda National Social Security Fund, c Proparco, a French property investment company The table below summarizes the shareholding in the business

Kampala Serena Hotel Stock Ownership
Rank Name of Owner Percentage Ownership
1 Tourism Promotion Services 600
2 National Social Security Fund 200
3 PROPARCO 200
Total 1000

Renovations

In March 2016, the hotel began renovations that will "create 36 new residential rooms, a new state-of-the-art suite, partial refurbishment and alterations of the meeting rooms and create more executive lounges and meeting rooms" The US$8 million expansion is partly funded by PROPARCO of France and is expected to last 12 months

See also

  • Kampala Capital City Authority
  • Kampala Central Division
  • Lake Victoria Serena Resort

References

  1. ^ Barigaba, Julius 4 July 2015 "Hotels In Kampala Get Classified, Seven Years On" The EastAfrican Nairobi Retrieved 4 July 2015 
  2. ^ AKDN 10 November 2006 "President Museveni and Aga Khan inaugurate Kampala Serena hotel" Aga Khan Development Network AKDN Retrieved 20 May 2016 
  3. ^ Google 4 July 2015 "Location of Kampala Serena Hotel At Google Maps" Map Google Maps Google Retrieved 4 July 2015 
  4. ^ Olaki, Emmy 12 July 2012 "Serena Hotel ready" New Vision Retrieved 7 July 2014 
  5. ^ "The Kampala Serena Hotel" Serena Hotels Retrieved 7 July 2014 
  6. ^ Felix Osike, Alfred Wasike, and Henry Mukasa 21 November 2007 "Queen Elizabeth II Is Here" New Vision Retrieved 7 July 2014 
  7. ^ "Conferences, Meetings And Events At the Kampala Serena Hotel" Serena Hotels Retrieved 7 July 2014 
  8. ^ Omusolo, Moses 25 August 2015 "Serena bets big on tourism rebound, gets Sh2bn loan" Daily Nation Nairobi Retrieved 25 August 2015 
  9. ^ Juma, Victor 26 August 2015 "Serena Hotels in $20m deal with French fund Proparco" The EastAfrican Nairobi Retrieved 27 August 2015 
  10. ^ Juma, Victor 25 August 2015 "Serena Hotels in Sh2 billion deal with French fund Proparco" Business Daily Africa Nairobi Retrieved 20 May 2016 
  11. ^ Geresom Musamali, and Charles Bwogi 8 October 2007 "NSSF buys 20% stake in Serena Hotel" New Vision Kampala Retrieved 20 May 2016 
  12. ^ a b Oketch, Martin Luther 20 May 2016 "Kampala Serena Hotel starts Shs 26 billion expansion" Daily Monitor Kampala Retrieved 20 March 2016 

External links

  • The Kampala Serena Hotel Homepage
  • Serena Adds Tanzanian Link to Its Hotels Chain
  • Serena Close to Hotel Share Swap Deal: TPS East Africa to Acquire TPS Uganda
  • Uganda's Leading Hotel 2015

Coordinates: 00°19′08″N 32°35′11″E / 031889°N 3258639°E / 031889; 3258639



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