Marriott launches its first hotel in Tunisia
Marriott International has recently opened its first hotel in Tunisia. Owned by Société Aphrodite de Gestion Hôteliére, the 223-room the Renaissance Tunis Hotel is located 20 minutes away from the Tunis-Carthage International Airport. The beachfront hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is close to the Carthage Roman ruins, the village of Sidi Bou Said and the business district.
Introductory rates begin at $90 per night. Most rooms have a view of the sea, while all feature private balconies, climate control, voice mail, two phone lines with data port connections and satellite TVs. The property also offers retail shops, a hair salon, 24-hour room service, two club floors with Internet access, a business center, laundry and dry cleaning, car rentals and an airport shuttle.
The Hotel offers a private beach, two outdoor pools, a heated indoor pool, a Turkish bath, a lighted tennis court, fitness center and sauna, massage and water sports. There is also a game room and playground on the property for children, as well as babysitting on request.
For dining and entertainment, guests can choose from five restaurants. For conferences and social events, the hotel's Congress Center is one of the largest venues in the region with 1,544 square meters of meeting space. The ballroom is divisible into three sections, joined by seven meeting rooms, two boardrooms and an outdoor garden.
Marriott International is currently represented in Africa with four additional properties in Egypt. They are the Cairo Marriott Hotel, the Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort, Sharm Al-Sheikh Marriott Beach Resort and the Renaissance Alexandria Hotel.
Mariott International operates nearly 2,400 units in the United States and 59 other countries. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has approximately 154,000 employees. In the fiscal year 2000, Marriott International reported worldwide sales of $19.8 billion. — (menareport.com)
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