Kampala Serena Hotel
The harmonious synchronization of the interior and exterior themes was certainly the most rewarding aspect of the project.
Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management
Hotels and Resorts Project
This intensely detailed project ensured the successful transformation of the old Nile Hotel with 65 guest rooms, into a resort hotel of ambience & prestige by 2006. The building was positioned on the upper portion of the 17-acre site, allowing the landscape and gardens to wrap around it. The 152 guest rooms and suites have views of the bustling city with its surrounding hills. The Maisha health spa conveys Arabic influences while inspiration for the bar, dining and restaurant areas was drawn from Uganda’s natural and cultural heritage. Conference facilities also follow a similar design language through finishes & artworks.
Themes of lakes, rivers, wildlife & landscape appear in both the exterior features of the hotel and the room décor where muted colour, organic and softly flowing fabrics are evident. With the skills of local craftsmen, creations of beaten copper fretwork, beaded wall hangings, mosaic pillars & stunning carved panels come to life in communal spaces.
The harmonious synchronization of the interior and exterior themes was certainly the most rewarding aspect of the project. And in Kampala Serena, Symbion was able to create a world class hotel that is wholly appropriate to its site.