It will do so in November, with the incorporation under management regime of the Occidental Sousse Marhaba hotel, a 4-star establishment with 240 rooms owned by the well-known Driss family
The chain plans to continue growing with new projects in Tunisia, a country that is again in great demand by the main markets of the Mallorcan group
Tunis was for years one of the main tourist destinations for many European tourists, who saw in it a product with very good value for money, full of beautiful landscapes and beaches that invited to relax, with a privileged climate, an exquisite gastronomy and a past full of culture and traditions. After a few years in which tourism activity was virtually paralyzed due to the instability of the area, Tunisia takes off again and that release is accompanied by chains such as Barceló Hotel Group, which will return to the country after more than 10 years of absence with the management of Occidental Sousse Marhaba, a 4-star, 240-room establishment owned by the well-known Driss family.
The hotel, which enjoys a privileged location on the seafront and is part of the Marhaba Resort complex (made up of two other hotels that will not be marketed by Barceló Hotel Group), has a buffet restaurant; a pool bar and a lobby bar; a beach club and a French-style café; an outdoor pool, with a children’s area, and an indoor pool; a spa with gym; 6 tennis courts and a mini golf, among other services and facilities.
According to Jaime Buxó, General Director of Business Development of Barceló Hotel Group, “it is a pleasure for us to return to such a complete destination, with so much potential, and so much demanded in recent times by our main issuing markets, such as Tunisia. But above all, it is an honor to do it in the hands of the Driss family, a benchmark for success within the Tunisian tourism scene. We are confident that the quality of its products, and our experience in hotel management backed by more than 80 years of history, will make this alliance, which will begin as of November, obtain very good results for all. ”
In addition, he concludes, “we are analyzing new projects with other local partners, since our objective is to achieve a prominent position in the tourist revival of Tunisia, and we want to do it with the most leading companies in the country”.
For Meriem Driss, “the signing of this agreement between our two hotel groups, Marhaba and Barceló Hotel Group, honors us. This alliance and our relationship of trust emanate from the affinity that exists between our current strategies, and from the desire to give greater relevance to international development policies. But beyond economic and strategic cooperation, the choice of partner has responded to the fact that our respective founders share the same vision and have common values. “