First Ritz-Carlton hotel in Tunisia to open in 2014

The Ritz-Carlton Tunis, Carthage, opening in 2014

will have the first Ritz-Carlton Hotel, announced The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, The Ritz-Carlton Tunis, Carthage will offer an exclusive beachfront setting adjacent to the Presidential Palace and step away from Carthage’s ancient ruins.

Located in Carthage-Sidi Bou Said, a suburb of Tunisia’s capital city Tunis, the 129-suites Ritz-Carlton Tunis, Carthage is projected to open in late 2014. With interiors designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the hotel will offer seven food and beverage outlets, an expansive ballroom and destination spa.

“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,” commented Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

“The long and storied legacy of The Ritz-Carlton is well-suited to Tunisia’s own historical heritage,” said Omar Jenayah, Chief Executive Officer of Companie Tunisienne de Development Touristique.

Asked about additional growth in the region for The Ritz-Carlton, Humler added, “We continue to explore other opportunities and destinations in the Middle East and Africa. With the right hotels in the right locations, I believe expansion in this region is an essential part of our future strategy.”