From Ten Trinity Square in London to the Surf Club in Florida, the year is off to a great start for Four Seasons, as the upscale hotel company has debuted a number of buzzworthy properties. Let’s not forget New York, Kyoto, Anguilla, Hoi An, and the Maldives—all of which have recently welcomed new luxury hotels by the brand. Next in the pipeline in 2017: Four Seasons has announced the opening of a beachfront hotel in Tunisia before the end of the year. The location in Tunis’s high-end Gammarth neighborhood is advantageous for accessing the ancient ruins of Carthage, the capital’s medina (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and also the beautiful whitewashed village of Sidi Bou Said, a favorite destination for artists and writers, perched on a hilltop above the Mediterranean.
Four Seasons Hotel Tunis will have 203 guest rooms—the largest in the Tunisian capital—equipped with outdoor terraces or balconies. Most of the rooms have views overlooking the sea and the beachfront below (the hotel sits on a 1,600-foot-long stretch of beach). A striking architectural feature will be the series of gardens, pools, and fountains designed to resemble Tunis’ ancient medina.
Facilities will include a large spa inspired by the baths of ancient Rome and destination restaurants expected to attract both hotel guests and locals. Think beach bistro/lounge, brasserie, and a venue designed to be an international “market.” Guests will be able to cruise Mediterranean waters on private chartered yachts at the neighboring marina.
The Four Seasons Hotel Tunis is a partnership between the Mabrouk Group and Four Seasons. This is the first property for Four Seasons in Tunisia, and its seventh in North Africa, along with Sharm El Sheikh, Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt, and, in Morocco, Marrakech and Casablanca (read out first-hand review here).