Movenpick Hotels Resorts to raise its fourth flag in Tunisia with takeover of upscale Sfax property

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Monday June 4, 2018 12:03
Bangkok--4 Jun--Delivering Asia Communications
Swiss hospitality firm signs agreement to manage existing property in the Mediterranean coastal city, re-launching it under the Moevenpick brand later this year
Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts is set to cement its stronghold in Tunisia with the take over of a contemporary hotel in the coastal city of Sfax.

The Swiss hospitality firm has signed an agreement with Societe Touristique du Sud to manage the Plaza Sfax & Spa Hotel, an upscale property in a prime city centre location on Rue Khalid Ibn Walid, close to the historic Medina, a short walk from the largest convention centre, Sfax International Fair, and just 10km from Sfax-Thyna Airport.

When the hotel launches as Moevenpick Hotel Sfax later this year, it will mark the Swiss hospitality firm's fourth property in Tunisia.

"This upcoming addition to our Tunisia portfolio will expand our regional footprint, stamping out our presence in a new destination with high growth potential," explained Andrew Langdon, Chief Development Officer, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts.

"Sfax is not only a historic city with Mediterranean charm, but an up-and-coming business and trading centre where upscale hotel supply is relatively limited and corporate demand is strong. Operating a property in a central location and with a raft of high-quality facilities will enable us to capitalise on these favourable market conditions."

The 89-key hotel, which spans nine floors, is characterised by contemporary architecture and a modern interior design concept inspired by nature, with open spaces and neutral harmonious colours creating a relaxing ambiance.

Facility highlights will include an expansive spa centre, swimming pool and gym, as well as a ballroom and six meeting rooms, while three upmarket dining options will span an all-day dining venue, a specialty rooftop restaurant with panoramic city and coastal views and a lobby lounge.

"This attractive property occupies a prime area of real estate in the heart of Sfax and presents a unique opportunity for a hospitality specialist with regional and international expertise to create a business and leisure destination with a difference," said Mourad Jallali, President & CEO, Societe Touristique du Sud.

"With its strong track record managing a portfolio of properties in North Africa region, we are confident Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts will make a huge success of this landmark project."
Moevenpick also operates the Moevenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis, which opened earlier this year, as well as Moevenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse and Moevenpick Hotel Gammarth Tunis.
About Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts:

Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts is a modern, international upscale hotel management firm with a we make moments business philosophy, recognising that small gestures make a big difference to its guests, business partners and its workforce of more than 16,000 team members. The company manages more than 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and is on track to meet its target of operating 125 properties by 2020. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts' values reflect its Swiss roots and rich culinary heritage and it is passionate about delivering gastronomic excellence and intuitive service – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable practices and caring for local communities in the destinations where it operates, Moevenpick is the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world. For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com.


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