Rezidor announces the Park Inn Ulysse Resort & Thalasso, Djerba/Tunisia

03 Jul 2009


Brussels, July 3, 2009

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces the Park Inn Ulysse Resort & Thalasso, Djerba – the first Park Inn in Tunisia and Rezidor’s 25th property on the African continent. The hotel featuring 259 rooms is scheduled to open its doors in November 2009.

“We are delighted to further strengthen our presence in Djerba where we already operate a Radisson Blu hotel”, says Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. “Djerba is a beautiful Mediterranean island, one of the most wanted holiday destinations for Europeans and an ideal destination to further develop Rezidor’s constantly growing, stylish resort portfolio”, adds Taoufik Chaïbi, owner of the hotel and President of UTIC group.

Located next to the existing Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, the Park Inn Ulysse Resort & Thalasso enjoys a prime location on one of North Africa’s most beautiful coastlines. Besides 259 colourful rooms (all with private terrace or balcony), the hotel offers 9 food and beverage outlets including a local Tunisian style restaurant & café, barbeque & grill and beach restaurant & bar - ideal places to relax and enjoy during the day or to dine and gently sip the warm evenings away.

The resort earns its name from the outstanding 3,500m² Thalasso and spa. With indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness area, 4 tennis courts, kid’s club and beach club, and several water sports options, this resort is a true paradise for the sunseekers. Further services comprise a hair dresser and 3 designer boutiques. Golfer can improve their handicap at the nearby Djerba Golf Club with three 9-hole courses. Sightseeing options include Houmt-Souq, Djerba’s capital with traditional markets (“souks”), many mosques and the ancient fortress.

Djerba is just a short ferry ride from Tunisia’s mainland. The international airport of the island is 19 kilometres away from the new Park Inn hotel.

For further information please contact:
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication
Tel. +32 2 702 9331,

Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
Tel. +32 2 702 9241,

About The Rezidor Hotel Group

The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of close to 370 hotels in operation and under development with more than 78,300 rooms in 58 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Rezidor has signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, in order to develop and operate a lifestyle hotel brand of the same name: Hotel Missoni.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.

The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

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