Events (94)

Speke Apartments Unveils Luxurious Calabash Spa

Speke Apartments, which specializes in self catering apartments for corporate, leisure and family travelers in Kampala has added yet again another classy and luxurious facility, Calabash Spa and Salon, to further meet the needs of its customers.

Speke Apartments recently launched the Calabash Spa and Salon to provide a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials.

Speke Apartments and Calabash Spa and Salon are located at Speke Apartments on Wampewo Avenue in Kampala.

“We are a luxurious Spa that provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials,” the Spa announced on its social media pages.

“We are a Health and Beauty SPA with well certified experts in massage and other various beauty and health treatments,” it added.

Speke Apartments has a bar and restaurant, La Cabana and Speke Apartments Gym among other social amenities that are aimed to give their customers a good memorable stay.

Spa treatments and massage therapies create both mental and physical health benefits, experts say. Studies have shown that the frequency of visiting a spa directly correlates with better quality sleep, fewer sick days, reduced absenteeism from work and fewer hospitalizations.

Kabira Country Club Football Tournament Launched, Attracts 20 Teams

Kabira Country Club this week launched a corporate football tournament with 20 teams confirming participation. The one day fun filled tournament will take place on on Sunday June 24, 2018.

The tournament with aimed at bringing corporate companies together also received the backing of Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA).

Corporate teams from companies like Yokuku, Bet Yetu, Midocm, Bukoto Heights, Katon Rainbow, JBM FC, Victoria University and Riham will compete.

Ivan Bayige, the FUFA Competition Director, said that they will ensure that rules are observed as per international standards. Kabira Country Club director, Sheena Ruparelia, promised various rewards to the winners.

Sheena revealed that the overall winner would bag a trophy and Sh1m, runners up Sh500,000 and the first runners up Sh350,000. “Twenty teams shall take part in this year’s title. They will be grouped in four groups; A, B, C and D with five clubs in each group,” she said at the launch.

Kabira Country Club general manager Vismay Maniyar said the tournament will go a long way in improving the levels of fitness and standards of the game.

“This is a very important tournament as we build to grow the game through bringing together corporates and integrating people with our facilities like pitches, gyms and swimming pools,” he said.

Speke Resort Goat Race Set For August Return

Speke Resort Munyonyo has announced the famous Royal Ascot Goat Race happen this year on 25 August 2018 after seven years of no action. For many years, the goat was the biggest event on the social calendar for people in Kampala.

“Yes, you’ve heard it right, the Royal Ascot Goat Race is back at the Resort. Save the date, 25th August, 2018,” Speke Resort Munyonyo announced on their social media pages.

It is an event where corporate companies show their might partying and socializing with the clients. Each corporate company’s tent buzzes with good music, drinks and food.

The goat race has its own take on fashion, and it was, until it took a sabbatical, a trend setter for fashion in Uganda. Set on the shores shores of Lake Victoria at iconic Speke Resort, the goat races fashion is beachy, kinky and daring.

It has over the years been organized by Dr Sudhir Ruparelia, the proprietor of Speke Resort Munyonyo and a host of other businesses under the Ruparelia Group. Basically, companies and individuals bring their meaety goats to race against each others for prizes including cash.


Victoria University To Start digital marketing After Digicon Academy Deal

Victoria University Uganda will cooperate to start courses teaching digital marketing at the Jinja Road based University. This development comes after the two academic organizations concurred and signed a memorandum of understanding to help them actualize their ambition.

“We have partnered with Victoria University Kampala Uganda to launch a series of co-branded courses in digital marketing. The partnership will initially start with a fast track course in Social Media Marketing,” Digicon Academy announced shortly after inking the deal.

“It’s never been more important for marketers to understand digital. We believe that digital should be a fundamental part of any marketing today. Through our partnership with Victoria University we will help more marketers develop and sharpen their knowledge and skills in digital.” Digicon said.

Victoria University said understanding digital marketing skills will empower the business community and individual. In a recent interview with this website, the dean faculty of business and management Dr Omotayo said the university was considering introducing various marketing courses because it’s a key component of doing business.

According to Aaron Musoke the digital trainer at Digicon Academy, the MoU between the two entities will grow the capacity of trainees and create more employment opportunities as the job market has expanded from an offline office setting to digital space.

Mr. Musoke further explained that Victoria University and Digicon academy will be launching a digital course that will bolster training and grow business and individual growth, these courses will be held Victoria University.

Kabira Country Club To Host Football Tourney

Kabira Country Club will yet again treat its customers and general public to a day of football at its Bukoto premises. The Kabira Football Tournament will take place on 24 June, 2018.

Eight teams, each consisting of six players will battle it out for numerous cash prizes. Registration to participate in the funfilled sporting event is ongoing at a cost of Shs200, 000 per team.

Early this year in January, Kabira Country Club held a half day 3*3 Half Court Tournament at the magnificent hotel basketball court. The hotel general manager, Vismay Maniyar, said the event was held to promote basketball.

The tournament which attracted over ten teams mostly made of customers and hotel staff members played under the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) rules and regulations. Best teams, players won a variety of prizes. Also a variety of food, drinks and music was in plenty.

Last year, on Saturday 17th December, Kabira Country Club hosted celebrities who participated in Dorah Mwima Foundation Charity Football match. The event saw hundreds of celebrities gracing and turning up for the Charity Football Tournament.

These celebrities were TV/radio preseters, musicians, actors & actresses , singers, former beauty queens, royals, film producers, fashion designers, well known business men & women, comedians, socialites, event promoters, DJs, Mc’s, professional footballers and politicians.

Kabira Country Club is the premier boutique hotel in the city providing unrivalled luxury and is the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, a holiday location, a memorable wedding setting and a business and conference centre.

The hotel a fully equipped gym, a world class sporting and recreational facilities which cater for a wide range of fitness and wellness needs. It has 2 heated swimming pools, 3 squash courts, a sports field, four clay floodlit tennis court and floodlit basketball court and spa.

Ruparelia Group Opens Showroom Building For Industrialists

Crane Management Services, a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group, recently opened to the public a magnificent piece of architecture in Industrial Park, on 5th Street, to serve as a showroom for industrialists, manufacturers and producers.

Crane Management Services Managing Director Mr Rajiv Ruparelia officially flag the state of the art storied building doors open for industrialists to showcase their products.

The building, sitting on approximately 1600 square metres with a spacious parking room which can with a spacious parking room up to 50 cars, is ready for occupation.

Mr Rajiv revealed that the new building will help business people to hype their products through showcasing. “This is another opportunity for the members of the informal and industrial sectors to exploit through acquisition of the spaces to showcase their products,”

Crane Management Services is a leading real estate company that manages buildings like The Cube, Hardware City, Hardware Plaza, Kampala Boulevard, Market Plaza and Speke Apartments on Wampeewo Avenue in Kololo among others.

When McKenzie Hosted Rock Comedy At Speke Hotel

Each Tuesday, all roads for comedy lover lead to Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar and Grill for the weekly comedy Tuesday nights and last Tuesday it was not any different as Rudeboy McKenzie Kella the best comedians in town.

The night kicked off early with a number of musicians taking to the stage with an assortment of some the world’s best music renditions. It didn’t take long for the funniest comedians to hit the stage to crack their jokes incessantly.

Funny man Patrick Idrigi Salvado commandeered his equally funny men and women to do what they do best. We bring you the night’s captured images to speak the proverbial thousand words to you our readers.



Victoria University Students Celebrate Completion Of Semester

The year 2018 is fast becoming a year of success for many people half way into it. And for students at Victoria University Kampala completing semester one of the year was an achievement that was not going to pass by in silence.

On Saturday, students gathered at Kampala Parents’ School poolside in Naguru to celebrate their academic triumph. The party which went on till late night was also used as a farewell gig for finalist students.

The Guild, which organized the party, ensured that food, drinks and music were flawless and flowed in a manner that hyped the celebration through the night.

Victoria University, the fastest growing private university in East Africa, stands out as a pivot of academic excellence, offering a fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers and pushes pedagogical boundaries.

The Jinja Road University is committed to the advancement of higher education in the country and the East African region by establishing exemplary, specialized and employment-oriented education.

PHOTOS: Comedy Returns To Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar Splendidly

Rock Comedy Tuesdays has fast become the best night of comedy in Kampala if performance in the previous weeks is anything to go by. First, Rock Bar and Grill at Speke Hotel on Nile Avenue – Speke Road is a venue which is easily accessible, serene and convenient.

The Rock Comedy Tuesdays happening on every Tuesday of the week has hosted some of the country’s best comedians. Comedy stars like Salvado, Mariachi, Kelekele, Richard Tuwangye, Akite, Tindi and others have all made an appearance at the historic hotel bar.

Below we share with you our readers’ pictures from the previous Rock Comedy Tuesdays. Enjoy.

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