Protea Hotels has signed an agreement for the construction of another Protea Hotel in Uganda, bringing to four the number of properties in the country.
The new hotel will be constructed in Hoima, the centre of the Albertine Rift Valley oil exploration, extraction and processing region.
The 80-room hotel will have six conference facilities capable of hosting 300 delegates each, two restaurants, a swimming pool, health club with gym, sauna and stream room, and disabled access to the property.
Construction starts in the third quarter of 2012, and is expected to last two years. Stuart Cook, managing director of Protea Hotels Uganda, said Protea Hotel Kampala and Protea Hotel Entebbe were already open, while Protea Hotel Mbale joined the portfolio on July 1.
Cook added Protea Hotels is rapidly expanding in Uganda. This process is largely being driven by corporate travel because there is a lot of economic growth within the country.