Hotel construction to begin shortly on former Kingdom site


(eTN) Sources from the local construction sector in Uganda have given the clearest indication yet that work on the Shimoni site – allocated several years ago to Kingdom Hotels and then abandoned – would start as early as next month, supported by the fact that since last week some level of earthworks could be seen taking place on site.

There was also some understandable scepticism, as the start was announced twice in the past, and the projected dates have passed without any visible sign of moving equipment and building supplies to the site. The situation will be monitored closely, and as and when more evidence emerges of serious work, updates will be filed.

There is also speculation over which global hotel management company will be selected by the owners to run and market the property for them, but it is generally expected that they are going to select a major player and not opt for any second-rate organization.