Avani Les Berges Du Lac Tunis Suites, an artist rendering. Avani Les Berges Du Lac Tunis Suites, an artist rendering.

Avani Hotels & Resorts, part of Minor Hotels, is set to debut in North Africa with two new properties in Tunisia, in partnership with Groupe Chaabane.

Scheduled to open in the coming months, Avani Les Berges Du Lac Tunis Suites will be located in Les Berges du Lac II, a commercial, residential and diplomatic area in the Tunisian Capital.

The 41-key property will offer serviced apartment accommodation options ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments and lofts, catering to corporate and extended-stay demand.

There will also be an all-day dining restaurant and a health club with a gym, two spa treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms, and an indoor swimming pool.

In addition and currently in its design phase, Avani Gammarth Tunis Resort & Spa is expected to open in 2021 and will offer 250 keys and will be located in Gammarth, which is a coastal resort area in Tunis, catering to a mix of leisure, government, corporate, and MICE demand.

The new resort will form part of a larger development that will include retail and entertainment zones. The new upscale hotel will offer 232 rooms and 18 private beach villas, five food and beverage outlets including a destination beach club, meeting space including a 1,000m2 ballroom, a health club and an Avani Spa, in addition to two swimming pools and a kids club.

Alejandro Bernabe, vice president Avani Hotels & Resorts, said: "We are really excited to be bringing Avani brand to North Africa with the launch of these two properties in Tunis. We look forward to working closely with Groupe Chaabane to launch the brand in the Tunisian capital, a market which we are confident has a lot of potential."

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