Speke Resort and Conference Center has been declared the 2019 Luxury Lakeside Resort Continental winner in Africa at the World Luxury Hotels Awards.
At the same awards, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort has also been named the Regional winner: East Africa for the Luxury Hotel and Conference Centre 2019.
The awards serve as recognition of sustained commitment to excellence in hoteliering and outstanding achievement in the international luxury hospitality industry.
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Established in 2006, World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry offering international recognition as voted by guests, travelers and industry players alike.
Over 300,000 international travelers vote each year, during a four-week period to select the winners.
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Luxury hotels have the opportunity to participate in the World Luxury Hotel Awards by entering hotel categories that showcase their unique selling points and destinations.
About Speke Resort and Conference Center:
Owned by Ruparelia Group, the resort is one of the five 4-star hotels in Kampala, as rated by the Uganda Tourism Board in June 2015 and it lies adjacent to the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.
Amenities on-site include an Olympic-size infinity swimming pool, a choice of luxury apartments, cottages, at least five restaurants, bars, an equestrian center, and a gymnasium. Accommodation consists of 335 rooms, including 55 executive suites and 59 presidential suites.
Conference facilities can accommodate up to 500 guests. The marina has chauffeured and self-drive watercraft available for hire. Private yachts and boats are also accommodated. Helicopter rides for hire are also on offer. In February 2018, the hotel added 45 new suites to bring the total number of suites at the resort to 104.
About Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort:
Set on 90 acres of lush gardens overlooking Lake Victoria, this serene, up market resort is a 15 minutes’ walk from Munyonyo Martyrs’ Shrine and 13 km from the Independence Monument. Entebbe International Airport is 44 km away.
Colourful rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as in-room safes and balconies with garden or lake views.
Suites add kitchenettes and separate living areas. A thatched bi-level cottage sleeps up to 4 guests. In-room dining is available 24/7.
Breakfast is free. Other amenities include 6 restaurants, a bar and outdoor pool, plus a spa and gym. There’s also meeting space for up to 15,000 people.
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