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Kampala Hilton Hotel

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Location  Kampala,  Uganda
Management  Hilton Hotels
Opening  2015 (Expected)
Floor count  24
Kampala Hilton Hotel
Owner  Aya Investments Limited
Floor area  32,000 square metres (340,000 sq ft)

Kampala Hilton Hotel is a hotel under construction in Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community.

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Location

The hotel is located in Central Kampala on Nakasero Hill. The building stands on a 14 acres (5.7 ha) site that was previously occupied by the state's television stations. The elevation of the site is approximately 1,240 metres (4,070 ft) above sea level, making it one of the highest points in the city. The coordinates of the hotel are 0°19'25.0"N, 32°34'43.0"E (Latitude:0.323611; Longitude:32.578611).

Overview

Aya Investments Limited, a subsidiary of the Aya Group, has been working on the 24-story building since 2006. Because of cash shortages and administrative difficulties, the hotel took much longer to complete, with many missed deadlines and multiple postponements of the opening date. When completed, it will be the tallest completed building in the city, at 23 storeys and about 90 metres (300 ft) in height. As of November 2013, the Hilton hotel chain had 37 operational properties in Africa, with another 17 in development.

Construction costs

As of April 2012, the total construction bill for the property was estimated at about US$150 million (UGX:350 billion), according to Aya Group Chairman Mohammed Hamid.

Other developments

In February 2011, Mise Design Group LLC., based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, was awarded the contract to design the food and beverage services of the hotel. Mise will design the hotel’s eight dining facilities, including a sports bar, lobby lounge and bar, banquet facility, bakery, staff canteen, pool bar, coffee shop, and a specialty restaurant. In June 2013, the Aya Group appointed FEBC International, a global hospitality, procurement, and project management company, to act as "Procurement Management Consultant for Operating Supplies and Equipment" (OS&E) services for the hotel. In December 2013, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts denied rumors that they had pulled out of the deal with the Aya Group due to construction delays. They instead reiterated that they are working closely with the owners to complete the construction and open the franchise to the public.

References

Kampala Hilton Hotel Wikipedia


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