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Sheraton Tunis open its doors officially

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announces the official opening of Sheraton Tunis, the second Hotel in…

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announces the official opening of Sheraton Tunis, the second Hotel in Tunisia, with the one in Hammamet, holding the prestigious and famous brand name of Sheraton International.

Sheraton Tunis is situated in the upper part of the Belvedere Parc overlooking the city of Tunis. The hotel has undergone recent extension and renovation works and is featured today under a completely modern and Cosy new look. It has become part of the prestigious international chain in October 2003 following a long term management and exploitation Contract with the Marhaba Belvedere Company, who owns the hotel.

Sheraton Tunis has 271 rooms, out of which we can count 23 suites and 28 non smoking rooms or suites, prestigious conference and congress rooms, a spa, restaurants with varied specialities, swimming pools, and several facilities and hotel services, in compliance with international standards.

According to Mr Valentino Bertolini, Area Director in Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide: The new born of the Capital has the ambition of becoming the leading hotel in terms of business and leisure tourism, because we believe in the incentives and we have made the investment to offer the best services in this field, be it for load or international customers. He added: I would like to express my gratitude to Mr Hichem Driss, a well-known Tunisian Businessman in the hotel industry and the Chairman of the Marhaba Belvedere Company, for his vision and for trusting us and for having signed with us this partnership concretized in Sheraton Tunis.

With a high quality product of this conception, Sheraton brand will place this hotel at the Highest level of the most prestigious hotels in the Tunisian market
. Declared Mr Hichem Driss, underlining Our interest in the Sheraton Brand name reflects our concern in the setting up of high quality standards at a moment when we want to more headway with our country. The Starwood brands will clearly contribute, thanks to their enormous value and their position on the market, to establish them.

Sheraton Tunis which has the ambition to become an ideal space for business and leisure tourism is situated in the vicinity of the diplomatic business center of Tunis and within 10 minutes drive from Tunis Carthage International Airport.

The rooms & suites have got a pleasant decoration and luxuriously filled furniture. Each room is equipped with a satellite TV, a minibar, a telephone, a hair dryer in the bath room and an Internet connection kit. Its four restaurants feature delicious Tunisian, Mediterranean & international specialities.

Sheraton Tunis will be a Tunisian hotel in first place, destined to Tunisians and featuring Tunisian know-how, under an international label and within international standards, indicated Mr Alexander Gassauer, General Manager of Sheraton Tunis.

The Tunisian tertiary sector represents over 50 % of the National Gross Product.

Tourism is a leading sector in the field of services with over 5 million tourists a year (from France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Arab Maghreb Countries.).

The growing tourist sector has become the country`s first exporting activity (guarantying an influx of currency), as these receipts cover over 60 % of Tunisia`s trade deficit. This sector is one of the main jobs providers employoying over 44 000 people working in the tourist industry and hotels, and over 300 000 people indirectly involved.

According to World Trade Organisation data, Tunisia was among the few countries that achieved an increase in tourism figures in 2002 (over 7,6%).

Tunisia owes this success both to its natural qualities, ranging from beautiful beaches to an amazing cultural and artistic heritage, and the dynamism of the public authorities in their efficient collaboration with the private sector.

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