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Deutsche Hospitality opens third property in Tunisia

In a bid to strengthen its presence in Tunisia, Deutsche Hospitality signed an agreement for a new property.

From November 2017, guests will be welcomed at the Steigenberger Hotel Palace Marhaba on the Gulf of Hammamet. The hotel chain forayed into the country in April with two hotels (Steigenberger and Jaz) in Sousse.

The Steigenberger Hotel Palace Marhaba will offer 371 rooms and suites as well as six restaurants and bars serving up a range of different cuisines. Additional facilities include six indoor and outdoor pools, a Thalassotherapy Centre with a choice of beauty treatments, massage parlours, hairdressing salon, hammam and a sauna. There will also be six conference rooms.

“Our declared company goal is to seek international growth,” said Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of Deutsche Hospitality. Deutsche Hospitality will operate the hotel under a management agreement. The owner is Tunisia-based Marhaba Company.

Thomas Willms joins Deutsche Hospitality

Thoms Willms

The Supervisory Board of Steigenberger Hotels AG has announced that Thomas Willms will join the Management Board with effect from 1 June 2017.

This additional appointment underlines course of future expansion being pursued by Deutsche Hospitality. In his new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Willms will be responsible for operations, sales and marketing of all brands, Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, Jaz in the City and IntercityHotel.

Willms was previously in charge of all hotels and activities in Central and Eastern Europe in his capacity as senior vice president of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO),

will continue to hold responsibility for strategy, business development, communication, corporate marketing and social responsibility.