Sheraton to attract more tourists

By Vision Reporter

Uganda is among the top 20 global tourism destinations, according to the National Geographic. The National Geographic is an international travel channel affiliated to the National Geograpic Society.

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 Uganda is among the top 20 global tourism destinations, according to the National Geographic. The National Geographic is an international travel channel affiliated to the National Geograpic Society.

Unlike the lonely planet, which named Uganda as the best travel destination for 2012, National Geographic listed Uganda among the top “new year's 20 must-see places.”

One of the hotels to guarantee you a 'feel in paradize' is Sheraton Kampala hotel located in the heart of Kampala city has a magnificent view of the city and its surrounding suburbs.

“Expect same service like its elsewhere in the World all over Sheraton hotels. You will feel like Europe in Sheraton Kampala hotel. Our business is all about people so we train our staff to suit in the very situation as people who are our customers,” Ian Duncan-General Managing Sheraton Kampala Hotel Kampala said.

“We want to be closer to the people because we a people centered industry. The public has always been uncomfortable to come to the Sheraton saying it’s expensive. This is no longer a challenge,” Ian added.

For the hotel aspiration to be the best and keeping the international standard, several new appointments.
Earnings from tourism are expected to exceed $2 billion (about sh5.3 trillion) per annum in the next few years, according to projections from the tourism Master Plan launched at the weekend.
The projected earnings ($2b) are about a third of the 2014-15 annual budget, a figure which highlights the immense contribution the sector will have in the future surpassing almost any sector before commercial oil production begins.
The plan prepared with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) also forecasts the creation of more than 150,000 additional tourism jobs by 2024, almost the same number that will be created at full peak of commercial oil production.

Among the new appointments include the Executive Assistant Manager-Karim Fahmy and Jenifer Musiime, the director sales and marketing who joined the hotel last September.

Karim Fahmy acknowledges that there is need to appoint a new chef every two or three years to keeps the hotel business booming because hotels thrive most on the best and tasty foods.

“Customers will need to have a new chef every 2 or 3 years. Some body with new ideas in the foods and beverages department because this is the core value of the hotel industry,” Karim said.

The hotel is ideally the starting point to explore Kampala and from here you can take one of the many excursions such as safaris or gorilla trekking.

Sheraton Kampala Hotel has a well-equipped Health Club that features a cardiovascular gymnasium and outdoor pool for you to enjoy or relax.

They have the Paradise Grill Restaurant that serves themed lunches and dinners offering international cuisine. As the evening falls, family, friends and colleagues enjoy delicious meals at the Equator Lounge, which opens daily with a resident DJ spinning guests’ favourite songs.

The hotel also has eleven flexible meeting rooms including a Grand Ballroom with options to host up to 500 guests.
“Our meeting space coupled with the personalized service make the Sheraton Kampala Hotel the ideal place for your wedding or conference in Kampala,” said Musiime the director Sales and marketing.

Sheraton has 233 well-equipped guest rooms which include 112 Classic rooms, 51 Executive rooms, 37 Club rooms, 21 Diplomatic Suites, 30 Suites and 3 Presidential Suites. All rooms are designed to be comfortable retreats for the busy traveller.

Sheraton Kampala Hotel has a friendly and efficient catering staff and these will help you plan an ideal event in a space tailored to your needs.  Whether you are looking to host a meeting, special event, reception, seminar or theme night, Sheraton facilities fit the occasion


Sheraton eyes tourism boost