BRUSSELS—The Rezidor Hotel Group, a member of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has added a new member to its luxury Quorvus Collection: The Pearl of Africa Hotel Kampala, Uganda. The 296-room property will open in Q2 2017. It will be the second Quorvus Collection hotel in Africa.
Elie Younes, EVP & chief development officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group, said, “Uganda is an important hub in Eastern Africa. Its central location in the region, rich natural resources and improved infrastructure will create further economic opportunities. We look forward to a successful journey with our partners and to make our social contributions by creating local employment opportunities and establishing our hotel as the social anchor of Kampala.”
The hotel will be located in the city center, on top of Nakasero Hill, and will offer views from surrounding areas. Uganda is called the Pearl of Africa as a result of Winston Churchill’s reference to the East African country in his 1908 book, My African Journey, according to the brand.
Among the property highlights are a ballroom, nine meeting rooms, two boardrooms and a business center. Dining options will include an all-day dining restaurant, a sports bar and a pool bar. The hotel will also offer a private membership gym, spa, two outdoor swimming pools, one indoor swimming pool, a children’s club, several retail shops, tennis, squash and volleyball courts.
“Rezidor has already proven their capacity to successfully operate international hotel brands across Africa and has a very good understanding of the continent’s opportunities and challenges in the travel and tourism industry,” said Mohammed M. Hamid, chairman of the AYA Investment Group. “We are keen on benefitting from Rezidor’s knowledge and showcasing an outstanding luxury hotel experience in Kampala.”