Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards crowned Speke Resort and Conference Centre as the best Service and Luxury Business Hotel in Uganda. This was at Sheraton Hotel last Friday. This is the fourth the Munyonyo based hotel has won repeatedly.
In the category of Service and Luxury Business Hotel, Speke Resort was competing with Imperial Royale Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, & Kampala Serena. Earlier, the proprietor of Speke Resort Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia had also been recognized with the lifetime tourism award.
Ruparelia under the Ruparelia Group of Hotel has transformed the hospitality and tourism industry in Uganda. He owns classy hotels like Speke Resort Munyonyo, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Speke Apartments, Speke Hotel, Forest Cottages, Kabira Country Club, Dolphin Suites, Tourist Hotel, Rock Bar & Grill, La Cabana Restaurant and Speke Resort Bujagali Falls in Jinja.
Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards recognizes and awards key Stakeholders in Uganda’s Tourism Industry. It celebrates the best players in the tourism industry. The Deputy Speaker of Parliament of Uganda Jacob Oulanya was guest of honor while the State Minister for Tourism, Kiwanda Ssuubi was also present.