Luxurious Pearl of Africa Hotel has been voted by guests as one of the top in the world in terms of services offered and exquisiteness.
This development emerged in the 2018 rankings by booking.com, a top global intermediary.
“In 2018, you impressed your guests so much that they thanks time and again – and now your property review score is one of the highest on Booking.com. Today, we are honoured to present you with the 2018 Bookin.com Guest Review Award,” reads the letter signed by James Waters, the company’s Vice President of Partner & Company Services.
Booking.com is an intermediary (agent) between guests who want to make an accommodation reservation and your hotel, property or temporary/vacation rental. This type of business model is also known as an “agency model.”
Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world.
Pearl of Africa Hotel, an iconic landmark, situated on one of Kampala’s original Seven Hills, is one of city’s few hotels, offering world class hospitality to international and local visitors.
It is owned by flamboyant tycoon and philanthropist, Mohammed Hamid who was recently listed by famous Forbes Magazine among Africa’s youngest billionaires under the age of 45.
The hotel was built by Chairman Hamid’s conglomerate, Aya Group and is the tallest completed building in Uganda employing thousands and comprises of 290 rooms and 42 suites in seven levels of accommodation, ranging between 31 and 164 square meters in size.
Pearl Of Africa Hotel features a fitness center, sauna, garden, a terrace and bar. This hotel has air-conditioned units with a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy meals at an onsite restaurant.
All units are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a coffee machine, private bathroom, free toiletries and a desk. Certain rooms offer garden views.
Chairman Hamid is one of the most successful businessmen in Africa. His Aya Group is one of Uganda’s largest business conglomerates with interests in mining, biscuit manufacturing, milling and logistics. The company is currently working on building a $4 billion industrial park in Uganda.
The hotel has a wellness centre that features a spa, gym and sports facilities like a basketball court, squash room and tennis courts, all world class.