MONASTIR, Tunisia – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) recently announced an agreement with Societe Marhaba Beach to open Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort. The upper upscale Hilton Hotels & Resorts property will offer incredible beach-side vistas across the Gulf of Hammamet, as part of the new Palm Lake Monastir residential and commercial development and within close proximity to the historic towns of Monastir and Sousse.
“As travellers plan their vacations and dream of new destinations to visit, we see great potential to expand our portfolio in resort locations across North Africa,” said Carlos Khneisser, vice president of development, Middle East and Africa for Hilton. “Tunisia has a rich tradition of tourism and hospitality and we are delighted to be partnering with owner Societe Marhaba Beach to bring Hilton to the beautiful resort of Skanes as we grow our portfolio in locations across the country.”
Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort will have 332 stylish rooms and suites, offering uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean and will be set within beautiful landscaped gardens with access to the resort’s private beach. Guests will also be able to enjoy two spectacular outdoor swimming pools, a spa & wellness centre featuring an indoor pool, as well as extensive fitness facilities, tennis courts and kid’s club for family entertainment.
Dining options will include eight food and beverage outlets including two specialty restaurants, an all-day dining restaurant, specialty bar, pool bar, as well as two café lounges. The hotel will also feature a pop-up food truck offering the latest culinary trends. For meetings and events, the resort will have more than 700 square metres of meeting space – an ideal location for weddings, social celebrations as well as group business travel.
Hichem Driss, Owner of Societe Marhaba Beach, said “We are delighted to form a partnership with Hilton to open a premier resort – part of the Palm Lake Monastir development – a new investment in Skanes that will feature retail, entertainment and residential. We are proud to bring Hilton’s renowned hospitality to the Tunisian coast, which will further enhance the tourism offering and international appeal of the destination.”
Located two kilometers from Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport, which offers seasonal flights to several European countries, Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort will join more than 200 Hilton resorts located in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Hilton is currently developing two further properties in Tunisia as part of its Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton brands in the capital city, Tunis.
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