Sheraton Kampala Hotel celebrates 50 years

Sheraton Kampala Hotel celebrates 50 years

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By Kampala Sun writer
Sheraton Kampala Hotel celebrated its Golden jubilee with a glamorous dinner that was presided over by president Museveni.
Operating in Uganda for the last fifty (50) years following its opening on October 8th, 1967, Sheraton Kampala Hotel has experienced several managing company operators up to the present-day Constellation Hotels & Resorts which runs it under franchise of Sheraton.

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Speaking at the dinner, President Yoweri Museveni said that investment in the tourism sector will support Uganda’s prosperity agenda as the country aims to reach middle income economy by 2020.
The contribution of tourism to the balance of payments, shows a consistent positive trend for the last 10 years and is an indicative of the hotel and Restaurant revenues being higher than international tourist expenditure.
This can either be explained by an increase in domestic tourism or an increase in the number of Ugandans going to restaurants and attending conferences in hotels.
As of 2015, Uganda’s tourism sector contribution had increased to Shs6.3b up from Shs5.6b the previous year. The growth translates into 9.9% contribution to GDP.
The General Manager Sheraton Kampala Hotel Jean Phillippe Bittencourt noted that the hotel looks forward to being a key driver of tourism growth in Uganda.

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