The picturesque 23-storey luxury hotel, set on a spectacular location in Kampala, with nearly 360 degree visibility of the city, was officially launched in Kampala in October. The hotel- a five-star luxury affair- comprises 253 rooms and 42 suites on seven levels of accommodation, ranging between 31 and 164 square metres in size.
Kampala’s newest attraction boasts of a variety of bar and dining space options in the 3 000 square-metre food and beverage service area with its trendsetting technology, pristine production space and state-of-the-art storage facilities. Also on offer is a 740 square-metre ballroom, nine meeting rooms, two boardrooms, a business hub, three swimming pools and a cutting-edge wellness centre with a luxury spa and fully equipped gym.
The building, done by Sudanese-Ugandan business family, AYA Group, was originally meant for the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting (CHOGM) that Uganda hosted in 2007, and had been enlisted for a Hilton Hotel group facility.
The Pearl of Africa Hotel, opening its doors ten years late, still remains a welcome appearance on the Kampala skyline, if only for its gorgeous architecture and tastefully aesthetic finishing.