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IFC: Serena Hotels First in Pakistan to be Recognized for Gender Equality Efforts 2020-02-14

Serena Hotel-Islamabad

Islamabad, Pakistan – WEBWIRE – Friday, February 14, 2020

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced that Serena Hotels Pakistan has become the first Pakistani company to gain certification from Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), the world’s leading independent appraiser of gender equality in business, signifying that the hotel chain is committed to improving opportunities for women.

Hazar Imam in Dushanbe for Serena Hotel opening 2011-10-31

Hazar Imam in Dushanbe for Serena Hotel opening   2011-10-31

Hazar Imam in Dushanbe with President Emomali Rahmon for inauguration of the Serena Hotel 2011-10-31

Serena ranked 5th among the most loved hotels by Royalty

The outlook of the Kampala Serena Hotel. Courtesy Photos
Daily Monitor www.monitor.co.ug.

By Faith Amongin

The Kampala Serena hotel has been ranked 5th among seven most loved hotels by the royalty globally according to CNN Travel.

In a travel guide for those seeking to travel in the “royals ’regal footsteps” CNN listed seven places that have been considered the royals’ favourite when they travel, where Serena takes fifth place globally.

Speech by his Highness the Aga Khan At The Opening Of The Islamabad Serena Hotel Islamabad, Pakistan


Your Excellency, General Pervez Musharraf,
Begum Musharraf,
Honourable Governors,
Honourable Ministers,
Distinguished Guests

It gives me great pleasure to take part in the formal opening of the Islamabad Serena Hotel today, although, as some of you know, it has been open to the public since the end of last year.

I should like to begin by expressing to President and Begum Musharraf the gratitude of everyone connected with this endeavour, including myself, for accepting our invitation to be present on this happy day.

SPEECH BY PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN At the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Serena Faisalabad 1983-03-19

Paigham-E-Imamat, Pp. 212-213, Silver Jubilee Speeches, I, Pp. 82-84

Your Excellency The Governor, Honourable Ministers, Distinguished Guest, Ladies and Gentlemen, Jimmy just said that this was my first visit to Faisalabad. That is correct but it is not my first visit to Lyallpur.

I would like to say what an immense pleasure it is to be here today and to begin these few words by expressing my warmest gratitude to the authorities and the people of Faisalabad for a really wonderful welcome to my family and to me.

Speech by His Highness Prince Amyn Mohamed at the Foundation Ceremony of Faisalabad Serena Hotel 1983-03-19


Your Highness, Your Excellency the Governor, Honourable Minister, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan

Prince Amyn Aga Khan

Prince Amyn Aga Khan at the Serena Hotel, Uganda

Speech by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan At the official Opening of the Zanzibar Serena Inn 1997-03-15


Zanzibar, Tanzania
March 15, 1997
Your Excellency President William Mkapa,
Your Excellency President Salmin Amour,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests

Kampala Serena hotel will spur tourism investment 2004-11-02

Hazar Imam with President Museveni of Uganda at the inauguration of the Kampala Serena  2006-10-10

Kampala, Uganda, 11 February 2004 – Serena Tourism Promotion Services (a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) has signed a thirty-year lease concession agreement with the Government of Uganda and agreed to invest US$18 million investment for extensive refurbishment and upgrading of the former Nile Hotel which will re-open in September 2005 as the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Official opening of the Kampala Serena hotel

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the opening ceremony of the Kampala Serena hotel. 2006-11-10


Your Excellency President Museveni of the Republic of Uganda
The Right Honourable Prime Minister
Honourable Ministers
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Distinguished Guests

What an immense privilege it is to be present at this great beginning - the inauguration of what has instantly become one of Africa's finest hotels, the Kampala Serena. And what a joy it is to share in this moment with all of you - the people who made it possible.

Speech by Prince Amyn Mohamed at the Official opening of Dushanbe Serena hotel 2011-11-01

Prince Amyn Mohamed Aga Khan at the Serena Hotel Dushanbe

Your Excellency, President Rahmon,
Your Highness,
Chairman of the State Committee on Investment and Management of State
Honourable Ministers,
Ladies and Gentlemen

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration ceremony of the Dushanbe Serena hotel 2011-11-01

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the Inauguration of the Serena Hotel in Dushanbe


Your Excellency, President Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan
Your Excellency, Davlatali Saidov, Chairman of the State Committee on Investment
and Management of State Property
Honorable Ministers
Ladies and Gentlemen

Prince Amyn Aga Khan visits Tajikistan 2011-04-05

news.tj Asia-Plus

DUSHANBE, April 5, 2011, Asia-Plus -- Prince Amyn Aga Khan, younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan—founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), arrived in Dushanbe today.

According to AKDN Tajikistan, during his one-day visit, Prince Amyn is reviewing progress of AKDN projects in the country, including the Dushanbe Serena Hotel.

Serena chain takes over the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel in Dar es Salaam 2011-12-02

TN Global Travel Industry News

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania | Dec 02, 2011
TANZANIA (eTN) - East Africa’s leading tourist hotel chain, Serena Hotels, has officially taken over Tanzania’s biggest hotel, the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel, in the Indian Ocean city of Dar es Salaam.

Previously managed by Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel has been rebranded to the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel effective December 1, 2011 with a new management team.



The front view of the newly-launched Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Serena Hotels

Serena opens branch at Lake Victoria - 2010-04-19


THE Serena Group has set up a second hotel in the country, the Lake Victoria Serena Resort. The resort, which is part of the Aga Khan economic empire, lies on an expansive piece of land measuring 275 acres on the shores of Lake Victoria.

The land belonged to the Ranch on the Lake Hotel until about four years ago when Serena Group bought it and built a new hotel. The facility has so far cost $20m (about sh40b).

Another $30m (sh60b) is earmarked to complete the construction.

President Yoweri Museveni yesterday presided over the official opening.

Polana Serena Hotel undergoes a $25million expansion - 2008-12-10


Maputo – Serena Tourism Promotion Services (a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) is pleased to announce that the Polana Serena Hotel will undergo extensive refurbishment and expansion to the tune of $25million from January 2009.


Serena Hotel, Kabul

Kabul is currently in the midst of a hotel-construction boom, with many of the new or refurbished facilities planning to offer luxury accommodation for visitors to this devastated capital city.

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