Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is set to take over management of a hotel in the coastal city of Sfax in Tunisia.
The Swiss hospitality firm has signed an agreement with Société Touristique du Sud to manage the Plaza Sfax & Spa Hotel. The property has 89 guestrooms across nine floors.
The Plaza Sfax is in the city center on Rue Khalid Ibn Walid near the Medina, Sfax International Fair and Sfax-Thyna Airport. “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,” Mourad Jallali, president & CEO, Société Touristique du Sud, said in a statement.
When the hotel begins operating as Mövenpick Hotel Sfax later this year, it will mark Mövenpick’s fourth property 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,” Andrew Langdon, CDO at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. Mövenpick also operates the Mövenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis, which opened earlier this year, along with the Mövenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse and the Mövenpick Hotel Gammarth Tunis.
The new hotel puts Mövenpick on track to meet its target of operating 125 properties by 2020. The group already operates a portfolio of 24 hotels across five countries—Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and Tunisia—in Africa. Mövenpick has an additional five hotels opening by in 2020 across the continent. These are the 212-room Mövenpick Hotel Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire; the 252-room Mövenpick Hotel Addis Ababa in Ethiopia; the 214-room Mövenpick Resort El Ein Bay in El Sokhna, Egypt; the 300-room Mövenpick Hotel & Residences North Coast in Egypt; and the 250-room Mövenpick Hotel and Conference Centre Abuja in Nigeria.