Speke Resort Munyonyo Scoops Best Luxury Hotel Award

Speke Resort & Conference Centre Munyonyo has emerged as the Best Luxury Uganda Hotel at the inaugural Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards. This resort located along the shores of Lake Victoria topped several seasoned rival luxurious hotels in Uganda including Sheraton Hotel, Serena Hotel and Imperial Royale Hotel to get the award. The  judges and guests pointed out some key reasons as to why this 5-star hotel deserved the accolade.

Hospitality Standards: By standards Speke Resort Munyonyoi is the best luxury hotel property in Uganda. In his acceptance speech at the inaguration ceremony, Greg Spetzer, the general manager of Speke Resort commended the hard work of the staff at Speke Resort and noted that the hotel aims at improving their hospitality standards with every passing year. “We will continue reviewing our standards to meet the market needs and make Uganda the best tourism destination,” said Spetzer.

Convenient Location: This resort is located 12km outside Kampala city centre, in Munyonyo, one of the high end areas of Uganda. The resort lies at the shores of Lake Victoria and its setting offers the tranquility of the country-side in the city setting of Kampala.

A Leader in Luxury Accommodation: The Resort, boasts of 59 Presidential suites with a unique blend of traditional Ugandan décor and ultramodern furnishings. In addition there’s a variety of cottages, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments or studio rooms, totaling to 335 rooms.

The Impact of The Ruparelia Group :The Resort is a part of the Ruparelia Group (winner of the Best Tourism Investor), a conglomerate with diversified interests in real-estate and financial services, among others.

The Ruparelia Group set up the hotel in 2001, and six years later accommodated the visiting Presidents and Prime Ministers at the 2007 Commonwealth Conference (CHOGM), and has gone on to host diplomatic and other VIP delegates to Uganda.

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