Billionaire Sudhir’s lavish Entebbe five-star hotel nears completion

ENTEBBE, UGANDA: Billionaire 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.

A section of the new Speke Hotel that is nearing completion

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 approximately 15 acres, the project is expected to take more than Ugx 36 billion, joining the Ruparelia Group of Hotels. The completion time is expected in the next year.

The lavish hotel is also set to serve as an alternative to Entebbe Hotels with vast facilities that leave comfort for tourists to continue visiting the Pearl.

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With excessive beauty that is, Dr. Sudhir moves to tap into such potential with plash executive suites, 5 star hotels, and great recreation for fascinating experiences and tourism.

“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.

The new Speke Resort and Convention Centre in Entebbe

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 the Dr. Sudhir’s Entebbe hotel 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.

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Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, East Africa and Uganda’s richest businessman and property magnate is also the Chairman of the Ruparelia Group that has vast investments in real estate, hotels, and tourism, insurance, education, and media.

As of February 2018, Ruparelia Group is mainly involved in education, real estate development and management, hotels, resorts, floriculture, and broadcasting. Sudhir Ruparelia, the Group’s founder and chairman, is the majority shareholder in the companies that comprise the group. In November 2012, Forbes Magazine estimated his net worth at US$900 million, making him the wealthiest individual in Uganda at the time.

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