Luxury hotel to open in North Africa this year
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is teaming with North African investor Mabrouk Group to debut the luxury hospitality brand in Tunisia late this year. Set for a hillside in the Gammarth neighborhood of Tunis, the 200-key hotel will blend Arabic-inspired architecture and Mediterranean influences. (Details on the project’s design team were not immediately available.)
“Whenever we enter a new market, we look for opportunities like this that offer a winning combination of the best location in the destination and a strong partner,” says J. Allen Smith, president and ceo of Toronto-based Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “The Mabrouk Group shares our vision of creating a new luxury experience in Tunisia, one that showcases the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship, and introduces the personalized service and care for our guests that Four Seasons is known for.”
Located along 1,600 ft. of beachfront, Four Seasons Hotel Tunis will be home to the largest accommodations in the city, project participants say. Many guest rooms/suites will feature outdoor terraces overlooking the Mediterranean. Other plans include a Roman-inspired spa, as well as a series of pools, gardens and fountains that echo the design of the local historic medina.
On-site F&B concepts will consist of a casual coastal beach bistro and lounge; a Monaco-inspired brasserie; and an internationally inspired market venue. The hotel will also offer access to a neighboring marina with additional bars and restaurants.
“We are excited to extend our presence in North Africa, particularly along this stretch of the Mediterranean coast, as we create more opportunities for our luxury guests to experience Four Seasons in the region,” says Smith.
The property will be the first Four Seasons hotel in Tunisia and the flag’s seventh in North Africa. The brand currently manages two locales in Morocco and four in Egypt.
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