By DailyNewsUG Correspondent,
As Uganda eases through quarantine, hotels are opening to a ‘new normal’ of strict health and safety protocols. Movement has been allowed by Presidential Directive, specific businesses allowed to open, Cars allowed on the road but they must beat curfew and be home by 7:00pm. Borders remain closed and Airports are shut down.
The Hospitality & Tourism sector contributed up to US$1.5 billion into Uganda’s basket in 2019 and was the single highest foreign exchange earner. The closure of Hotels therefore hurts the economy.
To ensure health security and help restore confidence, government health-and-safety guidelines have been drawn up.
For Top 5 Star Hotels, this means vigorous cleaning and disinfection multiple times a day by staff wearing PPE, as well as changes to the guest experience.
One such Hotel is the colossal and titanic Hotel chain, the Speke Group. Speke Group of Hotels is a unique collection of charming hotels, resorts and apartments in extraordinary and unique locations of Kampala, Uganda.
The Speke Group Hotels which have now scientifically opened doors to Customers while observing Ministry of Health strict health guidelines and ensuring safety of Ugandans are:
- Kabira Country Club
- Speke Resort and Conference Center
- Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort
- Speke Apartments Wampewo
- Bukoto Heights Apartments
- Boulevard Suites apartments
- Speke Apartments Kitante
- Speke Hotel, Nile Avenue
- Forest Cottages Resort Naguru
- Dolphin Suites Bugolobi
Speke partner hotels are creating space and installing screens between tables in their dining rooms. Room Service deliveries are made by staff in masks and gloves. Rooms are more wiped-down. And when common areas such as pools and gyms can be reopened, strict social distancing and disinfecting regimes have been put in place.
Hotel owners have domestically been under pressure to open hotels. However until Coronavirus subsides, borders’ re-open and airlines start flying in, there will be no foreign tourists.
The Speke Group of Hotels has an impressive range of facilities to cater for the discerning traveller. Looking for quietness or unusual holidays in a private home? A warm, welcoming, affair awaits where outstanding quality with staff who genuinely care greeting you with warm, sincere smiles and going above and beyond to ensure you have a truly magical stay coupled with each individual property’s passion for their own clientele’s tastes.
Whether you like to keep it simple or crave new experiences, you are sure to find accommodation in the Speke Group of Hotels that’s suited to your tastes equipped with all modern luxury facilities that one would expect. There are also several themed restaurants in all our hotel facilities to cater for all your culinary delights.