World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Kampala Hilton Hotel

Article Id: WHEBN0025765267
Reproduction Date:

Title: Kampala Hilton Hotel  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Kampala, Aya Group, Nakasero
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Kampala Hilton Hotel

Kampala Hilton Hotel
Kampala Hilton Hotel currently under construction on Nakasero Hill, Nov 2010
General information
Location Kampala,  Uganda
Coordinates

00°19′25″N 32°36′00″E / 0.32361°N 32.60000°E / 0.32361; 32.60000

Opening March 2013 (Expected)[1]
Owner Aya Investments Limited
Management Hilton Hotels
Technical details
Floor count 24
Other information
Number of rooms 235[2]
Number of suites 37

Kampala Hilton Hotel is a hotel, under construction, in Kampala, Uganda's capital city.

Location

The hotel is located on Nakasero Hill Road in Nakasero, Kampala's most prestigious location. The building is being erected on a 14 acres (5.7 ha) site that was previously occupied by the state's television stations. The elevation of the construction site is approximately 1,240 metres (4,070 ft) above sea level, making it one of the highest points in the city.[3]

Overview

Aya Investments Limited, a subsidiary of the Aya Group, have been working on the 24-story building that was initially scheduled to open in 2007.[4] As a result of cash shortages and administrative difficulties the hotel remains uncompleted, as of July 2013. When completed, it will be the second-tallest building in the city, behind the Kampala Intercontinental Hotel, which is also under construction.[5]

The developers claim that together with the Kampala Serena Hotel, and the Kampala Intercontinental Hotel, the Kampala Hilton will be one of the three 5-star hotels in Uganda despite the fact that the Kampala Hilton's room sizes are those which apply to a three star property. As of February 2011, the Hilton hotel chain had twenty-five operational properties in Africa, with another fifteen still in development.[6][7] In November 2011, the Bujumbura Doubletree Hotel became the 41st African property and the 16th under development.[8]

Construction costs

As of April 2012, the total construction bill for the property is estimated at about US$150 million (UGX:350 billion), according to the Aya Group Chairman, Mohammed Hamid.[9] In September 2012, Ugandan print media indicated that the hotel is expected to be ready in March 2013.[10]

External links

  • Kampala Hilton Hotel Specifications
  • Aya Group Website
  • Mise Design Group, LLC Acquires Design Contract for New Hilton Hotel in Uganda
  • Kigali Hilton Hotel & Bujumbura Doubletree Hotel Also Under Construction

See also

References

Coordinates: 00°19′25″N 32°36′00″E / 0.32361°N 32.60000°E / 0.32361; 32.60000

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.