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Kingdom Kampala Centre
Address: Nile Avenue
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Floor count: 34 floors
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Design and construction
Style: highrise, postmodern, Garden, brutalist, international
Building Uses: hotel, parking garage, restaurant, retail, fitness center, shopping mall, residential
Kingdom Kampala Centre in Uganda
Kampala Intercontinental Hotel
The hotel is located on Nakasero Hill, the most prestigious location in Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. The piece of property where the hotel is located is bordered by Nile Avenue to the north, Yusuf Lule Road to the east, and De Winton Road to the south. The National Theater and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation border the location to the west. The hotel complex is being erected on a 15 acres (6.1 ha) site that was previously occupied by Shimoni Teacher Training College, which was relocated to Kitikifumba in Kira Municipality. The elevation of the construction site is 1,160 metres (3,810 ft) above sea level, facing southeast, adjacent to Oasis Mall in Kampala's central business district. The coordinates of the hotel are 0°19'02.0"N, 32°35'28.0"E (Latitude:0.317223; Longitude:32.591112).
1. A 320-room five-star 34-storey hotel tower - The Kampala Intercontinental Hotel.
2. A conference center that can accommodate over 3,000 conference delegates
3. Rentable retail and office space, measuring in excess of 90,000 square metres (970,000 sq ft)
4. Parking space for over 1,500 vehicles.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), leased 15 acres (6.1 ha) in the center of Kampala from the government of Uganda for 99 years. KHI planned to construct a luxury hotel complex on the property, with the opening date planned for 2009. KHI is chaired by Alwaleed Bin Talal, a prince of Saudi Arabia.
Following the Global Recession of 2008 and 2009, KHI became unable to fund the project on its own. They sold majority shareholding in the development to Azure Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of the Mara Group, also headquartered in Duba. Mara Group is also the parent company of Kensington Uganda Limited, a real estate investment and development company. Construction of the hotel, technically known as Kingdom Kampala Hotel, began in July 2010. InterContinental Hotels has signed an agreement with the hotel developers to manage the hotel when completed. In 2011, Kampala Intercontinental Hotel was one of three InterContinental hotels under construction in Africa.
The hotel, office tower and conference complex are estimated to cost US$80 million in construction. (via Wiki)
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