KAMPALA, November 27 – Kampala Serena Hotel is now a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, a prestigious luxury hospitality organization that represents the world\’s finest hotels, resorts and spas.
In order to be considered for inclusion, the hotel had to undergo a rigorous inspection process encompassing 1,500 quality standards covering areas such as infrastructure, services offered, guest attention and staff excellence.
Speaking at a cocktail reception celebrating the achievement, Serena Hotels Group CEO, Mahmud Jan Mohamed said, "This is a proud moment for us and I take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to each and every member of the Kampala Serena Hotel team for this achievement."
Uganda\’s state minister for tourism noted that the hotels achievement was significant in promoting tourism adding that Uganda has now been placed on the world map of tourism destinations.
Leading Hotels of the World offers the largest collection of luxury hotels, resorts and spas catering to the discriminating few, where first class service is a norm rather than an exception.
Excellence in the art of hotel keeping is the cornerstone of The Leading Hotels of the World brand; and the most cherished and protected value.
By becoming a member, Kampala Serena Hotel now joins ranks with some of the world\’s most prestigious hotels such as the Ritz in Paris, Four Seasons in London, Le Richemond in Geneva, Taj Mahal in New Delhi, Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Cape Grace in South Africa, Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York, Islamabad Serena in Pakistan and Nairobi Serena Hotel in Kenya.
Of the 18 member hotels currently found in nine African countries, nine are found in South Africa, four in Mauritius and two in Zimbabwe; the rest are equally split between Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia and now Uganda (one each).
Kampala Serena Hotel becomes the first and only member in Uganda while the Nairobi Serena Hotel is currently the only member in Kenya; together these two properties are the only members of the Leading Hotels of the World in the entire East and Central African region.
Kampala Serena Hotel opened doors end July 2006 and has hosted many high profile visitors into the country including Heads of Government and Her Majesty the Queen of England during CHOGM in November 2007.