Thursday, 9 February 2017
Hilton group loses out on pearl of Africa hotel to Rezidor – Uganda safari news
The Hilton Hotel Chain has for all along believed that it would take over the operation of the AYA property once the construction is done. To many people’s surprise, Rezdor Hotel Group has instead taken over this multi-million property that is anticipated to offer accommodation to a range of travelers including those on Safaris in Uganda after opening to operations.
The property which has taken on the name Pearl of Africa Hotel is located on top of Nakasero Hill and enjoys the all round views of Kampala which is currently the major starting and ending point for Uganda tours.
Rezdor Hotel Group is known to be managing a range of luxury hotels globally under the Quorvus Collection brand and by taking over the management of Pearl of Africa Hotel, it joins a range of other International hotel chains already operating in Uganda like Sheraton, Protea, Serena and City Blue serving a great deal of local and international market among which are Uganda Safari undertakers.
The Hotel which is anticipated to open up for business at the beginning of March 2017 has been under construction for over ten (10) years. The construction of this 23-Storey facility commenced in 2006 with the aim of accommodating the delegates of CHOGM in Nov 2007 but things did not go as planned due to funding and administrative challenges.
Pearl of Africa Hotel features about 300 rooms, 740 m2 ball room, two (2) board rooms, nine (9) meeting rooms, three (3) food and beverage outlets, business center and Health club which qualifies it as an upmarket hotel with the capacity to serve affluent travelers including those on vacation holidays in Uganda Africa.