Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is expanding its outreach in Tunisia with plans to take over an upscale property in the coastal city of Sfax.
The brand recently inked an agreement with Société Touristique du Sud for the management of the Plaza Sfax & Spa Hotel, an upscale property in a prime city centre location on Rue Khalid Ibn Walid. The hotel is within arm’s reach of the historic Medina, a short walk from the largest convention centre, Sfax International Fair, and just 10km from Sfax-Thyna Airport. It is scheduled to relaunch as Mövenpick Hotel Sfax later this year and will represent the Swiss hospitality firm’s fourth project 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,” remarked chief development officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Andrew Langdon. “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.”
Recognised for is modern architecture and interior design concept inspired by nature, the 89-key hotel houses an expansive spa centre, swimming pool and gym, a ballroom, six meeting rooms and three dining outlets.
President and CEO, Société Touristique du Sud, Mourad Jallali also said: “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.”
Mövenpick currently operates the Mövenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis, which opened earlier this year, as well as Mövenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse and Mövenpick Hotel Gammarth Tunis.