- December 11, 2021
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Ruparelia Group commences construction of multibillion beach hotel in Entebbe
City Businessman, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia has revealed that the company has begun construction of the $100 million Beach Resort Hotel in Entebbe.
According to Sudhir, the demand for top-notch facilities continues to drive Ruparelia Group’s desire not only for growth but also for the Group’s continued quest to make Uganda a destination of choice for tourists with world-class facilities.
The Director of the Ruparelia Group Rajiv Ruparelia said the acquisition of Ssese Gateway Beach, gave more impetus to the organic growth of the group in Uganda which presents an opportunity for the country to get facilities with services on international repute.
“It will be a 350 room resort and convention centre, with 4 restaurants, marina for 50 boats, 10 presidential suites, Convention Centre with 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,” said Rajiv.
The construction of the mega-resort project kicked off in 2019 but the owners halted it after phase one.
Meanwhile, the Ruparalia group has dismissed the false allegations that the project was interfering with Lake Victoria with some locals claiming that the developers were dumping soil in the lake.
However, while addressing media at the project site in Kitubulu in Katabi town council, the company Environment consultant Martin Aryagaruka said the project was approved with conditions of not impacting on the lake and it’s what they have been doing.
According to the Managing Director of Ruparelia Group of Companies Mr Rajiv Ruperalia, whatever is said and circulated on social media is propaganda because the project will enormously benefit the community of Katabi. This propaganda was done by a Lady called Assumpta Nakamya, who circulated the video online spreading false accusations with no documented proof hence spoiling the economic opportunities and people’s livelihoods the project will provide.
The investment value for the project is $ 100 million dollars which will give a lot of employment opportunities to the Ugandan population hence reducing the employment gap. The project will have a huge impact to the economy by increasing the countries revenues through its state-of-the-art facilities that will significantly promote the hospitality industry.
The project, a five-star hotel is situated near the Shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe at the former Ssese Gateway Beach. The new resort and convention centre will be constructed a few minutes’ way from Entebbe International Airport, making it the perfect “Gateway to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa”.
This will add to a conglomerate of other businesses under the Ruparelia group namely; Speke Resort Munyonyo, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Kabira Country Club, Speke Hotel 1996, Forest Cottages Naguru, Bukoto Heights, Dolphine Suites Bugolobi, Speke Apartments, Victoria University, Kampala Parents School, Dheli Public School, Kampala International School of Uganda.
With its strategic location and the range of facilities, it will offer, this resort will be ideal for business and leisure hangout for travellers, as well as airline crew and the local community.