December has been a big month for Four Seasons with major hotel openings. Along with the buzzed-about ski resort in Megève, the brand has arrived on the Mediterranean coast of Tunisia with the debut of the Four Seasons Hotel Tunis. Situated in the upscale neighborhood of Gammarth, not far from the ancient ruins of Carthage, the luxury hotel is a short drive from both central Tunis and the picturesque whitewashed village of Sidi Bou Said, a popular destination among artists and tourists on the coast.
Four Seasons aims to create a new level of luxury in the capital of Tunisia. Designed with contemporary Arabesque architecture, the sprawling property encompasses fountains, gardens and walkways lined with palms. There are 203 guestrooms, including 35 suites—the country’s largest—all equipped with terraces or balconies. The Presidential Suite has a tiered terrace with a pool and the three Mediterranean suites offer sea views.
Four Seasons Hotel Tunis ticks all the boxes with a spa (11 treatment rooms overlooking the sea), fitness center, well-equipped Kids Club and Teens Center, indoor/outdoor swimming pool designed with mosaics, expansive meeting space and five F&B outlets. Housed on the hotel’s top floor, THE CREEK, Bistro Chic Restaurant and Lounge serves up Mediterranean cuisine with ingredients sourced from the Tunis market.
General Manager Ahmed Khalaf has worked with the Four Seasons brand since 2000, with previous stints at Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano; Four Seasons Hotel Doha; Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza; and Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence.