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MEGA PROJECT: Inside Ruparelia Group’s Kabira Country 350 Apartment, 11k Square Meter Hotel Nearing Completion

Meera Investment Limited’s project to construct 360 high-end serviced apartments at Kabira Country Club is continuously taking shape and already dominating the skies in the busy Bukoto neighbourhood.

Meera Investment Limited’s project to construct 360 high-end serviced apartments at Kabira Country Club is continuously taking shape and already dominating the skies in the busy Bukoto neighbourhood.

The project whose construction started in August 2019, has despite interruptions from Covid-19 reached the 10th floor and all work is on course to have it completed early next year, according to the developers, Meera Investments.

Founded in 1994, and part of billionaire businessman Sudhir Ruparelia’s Ruparelia Group, Meera Investments Limited has emerged as Uganda’s largest developer and provider of high-quality, and sustainable retail, office, industrial and residential real estate infrastructure.

Located just next to Kabira Country Club, one of the Ruparelia Group’s major hotels, the apartment project consists of one, two and three-bedroom serviced apartments.

Altogether, including two levels of underground parking- the project totals up to 100,000 square metres of built-up space.

At the project’s groundbreaking, in 2019, Dr Sudhir Ruparelia said that the fully furnished apartments shall be built to British standards.

“They will have a fully fitted modern kitchen, double glazed soundproofed windows, LED flat-screen TVs with customized sets of channels, complimentary high-speed Wi-fi internet, air conditioning, ample parking space and 24-hour security, amongst many other modern amenities,” he said.

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He also said that the self-catering apartments were mainly targeted at the corporate, leisure and family travellers’ segments and shall be open to both short and long-term clients.

Building is now on the 10th Floor (Photo by CEO Magazine)

Speke Hotels, the Group’s hospitality brand is already a leader in the furnished and serviced apartments category with nearly two hundred serviced apartments at Speke Apartments Wampewo and Speke Apartments Kitante.

Overall, Speke Hotels is also the leading hotel brand in the country. Some of the Group’s portfolio of luxury and mid-range hospitality facilities Speke Resort and Conference Centre, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Kabira Country Club, Speke Hotel, Dolphin Suites, Forest Cottages and Speke Apartments.

The Group is also developing a USD100 million and 350-room Speke Resort and Convention Centre in Entebbe Municipality.

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The resort will also have a marina for 50 boats, 4 restaurants and a carrying capacity of 3,500 persons. The facility will also have conference facilities, with the largest hosting up to 1,500 persons, 3 wedding grounds and parking space for 1500 cars.

The Group also announced last year that it will 2023, start, the construction of its Kingdom Kampala Hotel, a 5-star luxury hotel in Kampala, at the heart of the city. The hotel will consist of 200 luxurious rooms/penthouses; 35 conference rooms, as well as 226 luxurious apartments, in the words of Dr Sudhir, are “very very high end.”

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