(Artists impression of new Protea Entebbe Hotel from the Protea website)
The new Protea Entebbe Hotel has this week opened its doors to the public with 75 rooms and suites. Located right near the perimeter to the Entebbe International Airport the new property is the closest of all the major Entebbe hotels to the terminal and is expected as a result to capture a good number of bookings. Set at a sandy beach the new Protea will feature extensively in the company’s imminent marketing plans and is likely to follow in the footsteps of the Protea Kampala Hotel, equally popular with locals and visitors from abroad. The hotel presently features one restaurants, The Tides, where meals are served throughout the day from breakfast over lunch to dinner.
The arrival of a another branded hotel, Protea is a continental hotel group with roots in South Africa, has been widely hailed by the local tourism fraternity as it widens choices for travelers and brings international expertise to the hotel sector in Uganda, which is still largely dominated by homegrown properties and groups, apart from the Sheraton Kampala Hotel and the Kampala Serena Hotel and its sister property the Lake Victoria Serena. A warm welcome to Entebbe undoubtedly is in order.