The hotel, which was originally known as Lake Victoria Hotel, was handed over to the Windsor Group led by business mogul, Habib Kagimu. This was part of the privatisation process of many hotels that formerly belonged to Uganda Hotels, a parastatal.
Libya is becoming a major investor in the country and Kagimu handles many of its deals like Tamoil, which is extending the Kenya-Uganda oil pipeline.
It is not clear whether Windsor was sold to a new owner. Efforts to talk to Kagimu on phone were fruitless.
An official of the Privatisation Unit said he did not know why the name was changed. â€œI think there were a few things the owners had to first take care of but I am not aware whether they did and then sold it off,â€ the official said.
Uganda Hotels was managing many hotels in different parts of the country, which were privatised. However, many of the people who bought them failed to pay up.
Windsor Hotel changes name to Libyan Hotel