KAMPALA: Ruparelia Group Hotels, Speke Resort and Conference Centre and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort have scooped international accolades at 2019 World Luxury Hotels Awards for their world class facilities and service excellence provided. Speke Resort and Conference Center was announced the best Luxury Lakeside Resort on African continent while Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort was named the 2019 Luxury Hotel and Conference Center in the East African region at the 2019 World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony held on October 12.
The Speke Resort and Conference Centre, a hotel-resort-conference centre in Kampala, is the biggest among the five 5-star hotels in the country and now the continent. The resort lies adjacent to the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. 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.
The resort boasts of private yachts and boats and helicopter rides for hire. In February 2018, the hotel added 45 new suites to bring the total number of suites at the resort to 104 Opened in 2006, the regional winners, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, set on 90 acres in the Speke Resort and with a majestic view of Lake Victoria, and is Uganda’s leading 5-star resort. The resort has 59 Presidential suites with a unique blend of tradition Ugandan and ultra modern furnishings that merge into the Pearl of Africa theme which is carried throughout the entire decor.
Also boasts of having a comprehensive wellness and fitness facilities that assist body and mind to work in harmony. 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. 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. 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.