Uganda hospitality news updates – People on the move


The Sheraton Kampala Hotel is wishing good bye to Jawaid Akhtar, who was at the helm of the hotel for the last almost 6 years and is leaving many friends behind in Kampala as he prepares to take up another General Manager’s position within the Sheraton family.

New in town is Chris Pollard, a native South African,  who is taking over the Kampala Sheraton Hotel at a time when ‘new opposition’ is getting a foot in the door, now that the construction of the new Intercontinental Hotel has finally commenced, but from the first meeting it was clear that good things are about to happen at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel too, with big plans apparently back up by big bucks too. Watch this space for announcements as and when they can be made. Meanwhile though, it is a fond fare well to Jawaid and his family and a very warm welcome to Chris Pollard for an equally long and successful tenure in Uganda’s capital city.

Meanwhile it was also confirmed that the General Manager of the Kampala Serena Hotel, Mr. Mugo Maringa will be leaving both Kampala as well as Serena Hotels to take up a new and more senior position with a hotel group in Nairobi. Mugo had only transferred from the Kigali Serena last year to replace Killian Lugwe, who is now at the Nairobi Serena as that hotel gets ready to see a major rebuilding exercise kick off later in the year, which will see the hotel expand with a new wind and an added floor on the existing building.

Watch this space for updates from the hospitality industry in Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean region – so look no further.