Businessman Sudhir Ruparelia through his conglomerate Ruparelia Group recently kicked off the construction of a mega-resort and convention centre whose construction is expected to consume a whooping USD 100m according to sources.
According to our snoop within the boundaries of this project, Speke Resort and Convention Centre will sit on over 15 acres at Abayita Ababiri trading centre near the Shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe.
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.
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.
Economically, this beach will be so impactful to Uganda as a country since it will be constructed a few steps away from Entebbe International Airport, making it the perfect Gateway to Uganda, which according to economic pundits, will attract millions of tourists year in year out.
Addressing journalists recently, Rajiv Ruparelia who is a Director in Ruparelia Group, noted 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.
Speke Resort & Convention Centre will be a 350 room resort and convention centre, with 4 restaurants, marina for 50 boats, 10 presidential suites.
The Convention Centre with be a carrying capacity of 3500 persons, additional conference facilities of up to 1500 persons, small conference and meeting facilities, 3 wedding grounds and parking space for 1500 cars.
Now, based on its strategic location and the range of facilities it will offer, this resort will be ideal for business and leisure travellers, as well as airline crew and the local community.
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.
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.