Kigali Serena Hotel and Kampala Serena Hotel have debuted at this year’s prestigious World Travel Awards as the 2012 Leading Hotels in Rwanda and Uganda respectively. The announcement saw these two hotels emerge as winners among a competitive list, some of which had won the category more than once before.
As a first time nominee Kigali Serena Hotel turned heads when they took the top honours as Rwanda’s leading hotel, and debuted on the nominees list alongside other WTA newcomers Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge and Kirawira Serena Camp. Kampala Serena Hotel shared the nominations platform with another Serena Hotels gem, the Lake Victoria Serena Resort both impeccable hotels in Uganda catering to both leisure and business travellers.
At its 19th year, the World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry, with 180,000 industry professionals from around the world participating in the voting process.
Ideally located at the very heart of Kampala, the Kampala Serena Hotel stands amidst 72 acres of landscaped grounds and water gardens. An oasis of cool and green, encircled by the seven hills of Kampala, this 152-room world-class hotel is the focal point of national, regional, business, political and social life.
The five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Relaxed yet elegant, the hotel is centered around the Executive Lounge and Bar which opens onto a wide sundeck overlooking the newly refurbished swimming pool. Also overlooking the pool, the popular Milima Restaurant offers a wide range of all-day buffet choices, while the relaxed Sokoni Café offers inside and outside poolside seating.
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