The hospitality industry worldwide, and of course here in Uganda too, does simply not rest or take a break for facilities in hotels need to remain occupied and busy and revenues must continue to come in lest the business is allowed to fail.
Valentine’s Night is now barely over and a quick call to Ronald Safari and his team confirmed that the night shift at the Sheraton Kampala is in full swing to clear the Lion Centre garden party venue – Uganda’s single all country station Bob FM 92.7 co-sponsored the event – as well as the Paradise Grill to be sure that when breakfast is served in the morning, the hotel appears spanking clean.
Across the region did some mindboggling offers sell like hotcakes, as Valentine appears to be more and more about the money one can spend and the gifts one can lavish on a partner.
In Nairobi it was the Villa Rosa Kempinski which took Valentine to a new level when the hotel advertised their Presidential Suite, with a bag load of value additions and goodies included, at 2.34 million Kenya Shillings – AND IT SOLD. In Uganda the most expensive advertised deal still came in at 1.8 million Uganda Shillings, for the Presidential Suite at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, and it too was sold within the hour of the advert going up on the social media, as were all the business and junior suites, all coming with dinner, flowers, Spa and more, aimed to impress.
With Valentine 2015 done and dusted has Kampala now set its sights on the 4th Connoisseur Festival, which will be hosted again at the Sheraton Kampala Lion Centre and Gardens, while reliable sources from across the hotel industry in Uganda confirm that they are already in full swing to prepare for the upcoming Easter holidays, preparing packages for the safari lodges and of course special meals and events in the city hotels.