KAMPALA: A minor fire incident on Friday afternoon broke out at the entrance of one of the staff exit points at the Commonwealth Speke Resort in Munyonyo, but management says the incident has not disrupted operations.
“Yes, we had a fire at the staff entrance and exit gate caused by a contractor working on building extension works. No one was injured in the minor incident. The minor fire was put under control and all the operations at the resort were not affected at all and we are working normally,” Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, the resort’s billionaire proprietor told this reporter on phone.
A video had earlier surfaced online showing the grass-thatched gatehouse that is located in a far-flung corner of the 90-acre resort on fire.
The 2-in-1 expansive facility on the shores of Lake Victoria includes the Speke Resort Munyonyo and Conference Centre as well as Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. The 90-acre luxury facility boasts a combined 472 accommodation rooms, 20 conference rooms, 3 ballrooms and 10 outdoor venues. Altogether, Speke Resort Munyonyo and Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo have a combined hosting capacity of up to 5000 guests.v
The two resorts have been several awarded for luxury and quality facilities at such renowned awards as the Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards.
The two resorts are member hotels of the Speke Group of Hotels, itself a member of the Ruparelia Group.
Speke Group offers more than 900 modern rooms, 45 State of Art Conference and meeting rooms, award-winning restaurants and bars, health clubs and spas, and recreation and leisure facilities to make your stay with us a once-in-a-lifetime experience.