Africa-based hotel group Latitude has opened its first property in the Ugandan capital Kampala.
Located on a hill outside of the city centre, in the southern suburb of Makindye, the hotel is called Latitude 0° in reference to its position near the equator.
The 47 rooms all have views of the city or nearby Lake Victoria.
Rooms contain baths and walk-in showers, Smart TVs, Ugandan coffee and French presses and complimentary still and sparkling water. There is free wifi throughout the property.
The hotel also has two restaurants, a bar and lounge, a rooftop bar, a gym, spa and an 18-metre swimming pool overlooking the lake.
Restaurant The Other Side has indoor and outdoor sections and will serve dishes from around the world as well as South African and European wines.
The hotel is also targeting meetings and events, offering boardrooms and conference spaces with space for up to 70 people.
The rooms offer wifi, large-screen Smart TVs, projector screens and facilities for post-meeting drinks or dinners.
Latitude has also introduced a co-working space called The Works that can be accessed on a membership basis.
The Works will offer open-plan hot desks, single and multi-person private workspaces, and access to the spa, gym and meeting rooms.
Meanwhile an on-site member’s club will give access to a private lounge, dining room, games room, cinema and special events.
Interiors are by Malawi-based Katundu, with many pieces sources from local markets.
Latitude says the property should feel “as much ‘art gallery’ as ‘hotel’”.