Radisson Hotel Group announced the signing of the Radisson Hotel Tunis in Tunisia's capital city. It will be the first Radisson branded hotel in the city of Tunis and the Group's fourth hotel in the country. This brings Radisson Hotel Group's African portfolio to almost 100 hotels in operation and under development.
As the economic and commercial capital of Tunisia, Tunis not only hosts an array of major international companies and institutions it also boasts a rich cultural heritage – along with beautiful landscapes. Part of an area that is fast growing in popularity, the city is generating a high demand for both business and leisure travel.
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: "We see a great opportunity in Tunis, as there is currently a limited supply of high-quality accommodation in the city. Tourism remains one of the most important sectors in the country with the sector accounting for nearly 10% of total investment, according to WTTC. We look forward to a successful journey with our partners and to providing career opportunities for the local people."
The new-build hotel will feature 117 rooms, comprising of standard rooms and suites. Guests will enjoy a variety of cuisines and refreshing beverages at the hotel's restaurant, bar and rooftop lounge. The meetings and events facilities will consist of five meeting rooms and a conference space of 358sqm. To unwind, guests will have access to a fitness room, wellness spa and a panoramic swimming pool leading on to an expansive terrace.
The new Radisson Hotel Tunis, scheduled to open in Q1 2023, will be located in Tunis North. It will be an integral part of the IQ Smart Building & Business Center, which will include the hotel, retail spaces and commercial offices with the latest technology. The hotel will also be next to the large mixed-use Tunis Sport City project that is currently under development and intended to train a new sporting generation and inspire future champions.
For leisure guests, Tunis's old town, the Medina, is a nearby major attraction containing more than 700 monuments, palaces, mausoleums and the Great Mosque. Located just 5km from the hotel, the Carthage Ancient Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site, will allow visitors to discover the country's rich history. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a walk on Tunis' port La Goulette (just 5km away) and the popular picturesque surrounding towns, La Marsa and Gammarth.
The hotel will also be within walking distance of the city's newest business districts and industrial areas, such as the new urban business district of Tunis, Les Berges du Lac; the biggest international exhibition center, El Kram Exhibition and International Trade Center. Guests will find the hotel easy to access, just 11km from the airport.
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