Tunisia is the smallest country in North Africa, but that has not stopped Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company from opening its first hotel there. The Ritz-Carlton Tunis, Carthage is located in Carthage-Sidi Bou Said, a suburb of Tunisia’s capital city Tunis and is set to open its doors in the last quarter of 2014. The hotel with 129-suites will also spread out to accommodate seven food and beverage outlets, an expansive ballroom, and a destination spa. It is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, offering an exclusive beachfront setting next to the Presidential Palace. Carthage’s ancient ruins and heritage sites are also closely located.
“We are honored to have been selected by CompanieTunisienne de Development Touristiqueto 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 CompanieTunisienne de Development Touristique, said, “We are delighted to partner with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in its first endeavor into Tunisia. The long and storied legacy of The Ritz-Carlton is well-suited to Tunisia’s own historical heritage.”