Pearl of Africa opens in Kampala, Uganda – ei – estate intel

Pearl of Africa opens in Kampala, Uganda

The Pearl of Africa Hotel officially opened in the Nakasero Hill district of Kampala, Uganda on October 1st.  The hotel was developed by the AYA Investment Group, reportedly at a cost of US$300 million. Construction started on the property in 2006 and was completed in June 2017, after many missed deadlines, administrative, and funding issues including a failed agreement with Hilton to operate the hotel.  The hotel was signed with Carlson Rezidor Group to brand the property as a Quorvus Collection in January 2017.

The development was built on a 14 acre (5.7 hectare) site that was previously occupied by the national television station. The 20-storey hotel will be powered by solar energy, generator and the national hydro grid.

The hotel will be managed by South African-based Sovereign Hotels, who also manage seven other hotels in Kenya and South Africa, including EKA Hotel Nairobi and Swahili Beach Resort Diani Beach.

7 Comments

  1. Banwo Deborah Ayomide says:

    Hello Dami, the Pearl of Africa opens in Uganda. Which are the new 5star hotels expected in lagos? I mean upcoming. Thank you

  2. Raymond Abaagu says:

    Hello Dami, the Pearl of Africa opens in Uganda. Which are the new 5star hotels expected in lagos? I mean upcoming. Thank you

    • Dami A says:

      Hello Raymond, Thanks for your comment. Lagos still has a robust pipeline of international, branded hotels, but they are slow to come online unfortunately. The next major opening will likely be the Hilton project at the Lagos Airport. Look out for more details about it here.