The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is planning to open its first hotel in Tunisia. The Ritz-Carlton Tunis, Carthage is set to open in late 2014 after the luxury hotel brand reached an agreement with developer Driss-Jenayah Group.
Located in Carthage-Sidi Bou Said, a suburb of Tunisia’s capital city Tunis, the 129-suites resort is projected to open in late 2014.
With interiors designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the hotel will offer seven food and beverage outlets, an expansive ballroom and destination spa.
The Ritz-Carlton Tunis, Carthage offers an exclusive beachfront setting adjacent to the Presidential Palace and step away from Carthage’s ancient ruins.
“We are honored to have been selected by Companie Tunisienne de Development Touristique to manage this incredible property,” said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
“We believe this stunning destination with its rich history and diverse culture will offer our discerning guests a unique and exciting new location to explore when it opens late 2014.”
Mr. Omar Jenayah, Chief Executive Officer of Companie Tunisienne de Development Touristique, said “We are delighted to partner with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Company in its first endeavour into Tunisia. The long and storied legacy of The Ritz-Carlton is well-suited to Tunisia’s own historical heritage.”
Asked about additional growth in the region for The Ritz-Carlton, Humler added, “We continue to explore other opportunities and destinations in the Middle East and Africa. With the right hotels in the right locations, I believe expansion in this region is an essential part of our future strategy.”
The Driss-Jenayah Group owns a portfolio of hotels with more than 6000 rooms.