One of the most notable entries in this quarter was Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts new hotel in Tunis. The new Mövenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis has 189 rooms and suites. Mövenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis is Mövenpick’s third property in Tunisia and its 23rd in Africa with five additional hotels set to open in the region by 2020.
Tunisia’s tourism registered a 23% year-on-year growth in the first three months of 2018, according to a government report. The hotel’s GM Nicolas Pezout was quoted as saying “From wellness, foodie and culture breaks, family holidays and wedding parties, to business trips, corporate retreats and board meetings, Mövenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis suits every occasion, offering guests first-class facilities and upscale modern accommodation in a convenient and stunning location."
The other major hotel opening is The Kingfisher Lodge in Khor Kalba, part of the “Sharjah Collection” by South Africa-based Mantis Hospitality, is now welcoming visitors in its soft opening phase. Situated on the Gulf of Oman coast on the Omani border, the property with mangroves, tidal creeks and beaches is designed to drive eco-tourism with its 25 tents that offer complete privacy to guests.
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