The Ruparelia Group emerged best tourism investor 2015 at the Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards recently at Hotel Africana. The Ekkula Tourism Awards recognized and awarded people that selflessly put Uganda’s tourism to better heights.
The Ruparelia Group, started by The Group’s Chairman, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, has business interests in banking, insurance, hospitality, conventions and hospitality, entertainment, education, real estate and floriculture. These establishments have made Sudhir one of the most adored entrepreneurs in Uganda.
However the Ekkula tourism award comes as recognition for investments that directly went into supporting the country’s flourishing tourism industry. The Ruparelia Group owns a number of hotels, resorts and entertainment centers.
These include Kabira Country Club, Speke Hotel, Speke Apartments, Speke Resort and Conference Centre, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Dolphin Suites, Tourist Hotel, Forest Cottages and Speke Resort Bujagali Fall.
"We have a commitment to make Uganda a global brand. Our contribution is by putting in place amenities that make stand out. Our hotels are world class because we believe that Uganda has a lot to offer to the world. We want people who come to visit Uganda to go back and tell a good story so that other people can come to see Uganda.
Getting such recognition from Ekkula Tourism Awards organizers is a great incentive and encourages us to even work harder to market Uganda. We shall continue to invest in the tourism industry because it has the potential and we want to see that potential grow. We are going to do more great things for tourism in Uganda.” explained Rajiv Ruparelia, Director Ruparelia Group.
The Group offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation, leisure facilities and the finest conference and business meeting venues in Uganda, along with related businesses including a rafting company and a radio station that has for years rocked the airwaves in Uganda.
All Ruparelia Group hotels and resorts are situated in the most strategic locations and offer an array of luxury services, intense hospitality, modern amenities and business facilities.
Testament to the good investment job done by Ruparelia Group, Speke Resort and Conference Centre, one of the hotels owned by the Group, won the Ekkula Tourism Award for Best Service Standard Luxury Hotel 2015.
Speke Resort Munyonyo is among the few 5 star hotels in Kampala, Uganda offering the ultimate in luxury accommodation, leisure facilities, finest conference and business meetings. The resort is situated in an idyllic setting in Munyonyo, 30 minutes away from Kampala City- the capital of Uganda, and by the shores of Lake Victoria, you will enjoy our Olympic size swimming pool, equestrian centre, 5 star restaurants, gymnasium and all the hotel sports facilities.
Speke Resort & Conference Centre Munyonyo offers 10 state-of-the-art conference rooms including a 1,000-seat ballroom and 9 multi-functional meeting rooms that accommodate groups of 10-300 people.