Moneybag Sudhir Ruparelia’s new mega five-star hotel, the Speke Resort and Convention Centre in Entebbe is almost nearing completion, adding to its long list of hotel and hospitality centres in and around the city.
The first of its Kind, Sudhir is constructing a 350 guest room five-star beach hotel at a rocky site, replacing the nostalgic Ssese gateway at a rocky site, overlooking Lake Victoria and the surrounding lush tropical forests annex.
Blanketed in serene, fringed by beaches! With water, overseeing the world’s second-largest freshwater lake, Entebbe is blessed with tranquility at the shoreline of Victoria.
The construction of the Beach Hotel which started in 2019 is almost taking shape as the Kitubulu is painted with great construction, beautifying Katabi town.
Seated on an approximate 15 acres, the project is expected to take more than Ugx 36 billion, joining the Ruparelia group of Hotels. It also serves as an alternative to Entebbe Hotels with vast facilities that leave comfort for tourists to continue visiting the Pearl.
“We want to give Ugandans and the visitors something new and contribute to the growth of the Tourism sector in our country,” Dr Sudhir said in 2019.
“We usually come to Uganda, struggle to move to the airport days to departure. We need great places to spend feel the nature and refresh before taking flights back to our destinations,” one of the tourists said in an interview with local TV station.
Rajiv Ruparelia, Ruparelia Group’s Director, said that this project presents Uganda with a great opportunity to get facilities with services of international repute.
“Ruparelia Groups’ acquisition of Ssese Gateway Beach, gave more impetus to our organic growth in Uganda,” added Rajiv.
Entebbe, being the second tourism city after Fort Portal houses a number of tourism sites in the country, rich in the country’s history and fascinating nature. The Area houses the Uganda Wildlife Education Center, the Mabamba Shoebill site, Entebbe Za Mugula, the Ngamba Chimpanzee sanctuary and Freedom tree.
“The Institution of great facilities such as Dr Sudhir’s hotel in Entebbe greatly suits in our idea of having a tourism sector with great facilities that would attract more tourists to get into the country,” says Lilly Ajarova the CEO of the Uganda Tourism Board.
Billionaire Sudhir is the Chairman of the Ruparelia Group that has vast investments in real estate, hotels and tourism, insurance, education and media.