Eve Mbasabye

Eve Mbasabye

Sudhir Ruparelia: Remember Me Not For My Money But Because I am A Good Man

To some people, the legacy they leave behind when their time on earth ends matters more than what they possessed while they walked the earth’s surface and such a people is Dr Sudhir Ruparelia, arguably the richest man in Uganda.

Ruparelia’s business acumen is barely rivalled and is wealth is everywhere for people to see but with all that achievements, he wants to be remembered for the little things he did for his people; for his goodness.

Through his Ruparelia Group with businesses real estate, education, finance, hospitality and agriculture in Uganda, Rwanda, UK, India and the United Arab Emirates, Ruparelia has been touched and transformed many live his philanthropic arm, the Ruparelia Foundation.

Ruparelia, himself a generous person, told the Billionaire Tomorrow website in an interview he wants to be remembered not for the money he has but as a good man and a man who keeps his word.

“I just want people to say, I know Sudhir is a good man, a man of his word. “I think, to me that is the biggest reward I can get from people when I am gone. That’s what I want,” he told the Billionaire Tomorrow website.

Ruparelia has over the years exhibited a level of generosity that many rich people in Uganda may struggle to equal or surpass. Through the Ruparelia Foundation, Sudhir has done a lot of corporate social responsibilities and charities. 

In the interview with Billionaires Tomorrow, Sudhir tells a story about a man called Gandesha who introduced into the world of business in Kampala just after he had returned from London in 1985.

Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort Promises Eggcellent Easter Holidays

Uganda’s leading hotel resort, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort in Munyonyo is promising an eggcellent Easter weekend with unbeaten accommodation rates. The same can be said of food and beverages.

The Resort has announced that clients who would want to spend the Easter holidays at the five-star hospitality facility will pay less than the usual accommodation fees.

The room rates have been reduced to Shs375, 250 for a deluxe single room, Shs498, 000 for a deluxe double room, Shs597, 000 for a studio room Shs668, 000 for a superior room and Shs889, 000 for a one-bedroom suite.

Other room offers include Shs668, 000 for the executive room, Shs1, 062, 500 for the garden villa, Shs1, 185, 000 for the presidential cottage, Shs1, 157, 500 for the executive suite and Shs1, 825, 000 for the presidential suite.

The offer is on a half-board basis, inclusive of complimentary usage of health club, swimming pool, steam and sauna.

“Easter is something more than to die for. Get away this Easter with Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. An Easter Egglicious Break deal is waiting for you. We are sure you will have an eggcellent Easter with us at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort,” a statement from the hotel said. 

Celebrate Love With Speke Resort Munyonyo

February, the world over is a month of love and Valentine's Day and it is here with us - happy new month. But to get the best out of Valentine's Day, you need to plan ahead. This planning prepares you to give your lover the best experience there is that you can afford to offer.

Most times, we are too focused on giving the best material gifts like watches, shoes, dresses, suites, cars and we forget that our loved ones have preferences and ideas like getaways, travels, dinners and others that are more impactful, romantic and bring the two of you closer.

In Kampala, Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort have lined up exquisite packages that will not only give you a good time but reinvigorate your relationship with that special someone. These packages have been made to suite the times when people cannot travel to far places and are not financially stable therefore affordable.

“Celebrate love in a special way with us. Book now for Valentine's Day at Speke Resort Munyonyo and give your someone special a Valentine to remember. Book your stay with us and enjoy amazing discounts,” the Resort said in a communication to their customers.

Celebrate in a romantic atmosphere, excellent delicacies and a special Valentine’s Day dinner at Nyanja & Lake Terrace Restaurants for only Shs150, 000 per couple. The offer comes with a glass of sparkling wine or fresh juice with a solo singer or guitarist performing.

Also, special accommodation rates on half board basis - breakfast & Valentine's Dinner for two- starting from Shs498, 000 have been arranged.

This year's Valentine's Day gives you an opportunity to escape your routine and relax in your own world of serenity as you create unforgettable memories. Experience tranquility at its best; wake up to magnificent views of Lake Victoria as you indulge yourself in timeless luxury at Speke Resort.

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For A Truly Magnificent Wedding Function Think Speke Hotel

Do you want to plan a beautiful ceremony and reception without having to dream up every detail from scratch? Then a hotel wedding venue might be the perfect choice for you.

Most hotel establishments already have everything you need for a picture-perfect celebration, from an in-house caterer to a beautiful ballroom. In Uganda, if you're thinking about celebrating your nuptials at a hotel, think Speke Hotel on Nile Avenue in the heart of Kampala city.

Speke Hotel, the first and one of the oldest hotels in Uganda’s capital Kampala, is a cozy hotel named after the famous British explorer, John Hannington Speke who discovered the source of River Nile.

With this rich history, Speke Hotel, like it has the case over the years, has come with special wedding packages to enable their customers to celebrate marriage with their loved one at a worthwhile reception.

The negotiable packages include a free venue, one room night stay for a couple, six bottles of Champagne. Because we are in an era of COVID19, the hotel has put in place all SOPs and continue to observe the health guidelines put in place.

On top of the discounts on other services offered at the hotel, hosting your wedding reception helps you have professional waiters and waitresses attend to your guests. This is the beauty that comes with hosting a wedding reception at a hotel like the Speke Hotel.

Speke Hotel has many different areas-like restaurants, ballrooms, patios, and event spaces that can be converted into a wedding venue.

Speke Hotel also boasts of restaurants like Kyber Pass Restaurant, Rock Gardens, Pizzeria, Gentleman’s Lounge and the Rock Bar. These should come handy should you need anything that has not been provided on the wedding menu for specific reasons.

Sheena Ruparelia, the Managing Director Speke Group of Hotels, speaking at an event where she hosted Kampala’s top wedding planners for a cocktail get-together at Forest Cottages in Bukoto, said planning for a wedding is hard especially if you have to balance a full-time job or social commitments.

She recommended that hiring a wedding planner allows you to delegate those more time-consuming responsibilities to a professional who can schedule appointments, deal with service providers and all you will need to do is show up and make the decisions.

"Wedding planners also assist in budgeting and scheduling because it is important to stick to the budget set and wedding planners are experts in ensuring couples reach this goal. Wedding planners and hotels work together to recommend contacts with florists, DJs, designers, hairstylists.

“An interactive hotel partner is important to make one of the most important days of your life perfect. It’s important for all partners in the Wedding Industry to understand each other, which is why the Speke Group values its relationship with partners in the industry,” she adds.

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