Deutsche Hospitality expands into Tunisia

Steigenberger and Jaz brand hotels to open in Sousse in the second quarter of 2017

Deutsche Hospitality is adding a further country to its portfolio. From the second quarter of 2017, guests will be able to relax at the Steigenberger Hotel Kantaoui Bay and at the Jaz Hotel Tour Khalef in Sousse, Tunisia. The company already has a representation of several hotels in Egypt and will open two more on Cape Verde by 2020. This makes Tunisia the third African country in which the group will operate.

The Steigenberger Hotel Kantaoui Bay will be a five-star property with 365 rooms and suites and six restaurants and bars serving up a range of different cuisines. A three-storey Thalassotherapy Centre will cater to the needs of guests who are seeking to unwind. A wide choice of beauty treatments and massages, three salt water swimming pools, a sauna, a hammam, a whirlpool and a gym will all make sure that every requirement is fulfilled in this regard. Facilities will also include two outdoor pools, an indoor pool that will be heated in winter, a children’s pool, shops, a tennis court, further sporting activities and a conference area.

The four-star Jaz Hotel Tour Khalef will offer 570 rooms and suites as well as eight restaurants and bars with a wide choice of national and international dishes. The resort will also include a salt water indoor pool, a salt water outdoor pool, and an outdoor sweet water pool, a spa and gym area, thalassotherapy facilities, a conference room as well as a recreation area.

Contract partner is Zohra Driss. Deutsche Hospitality has concluded a management agreement for both hotels. The establishment of two hotels in Sousse represents a further important step in the strategy of international expansion being pursued by Deutsche Hospitality through which the hotel portfolio is covering 14 countries.


Deutsche Hospitality brings together three separate hotel brands – Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, Jaz in the City and IntercityHotel. The Deutsche Hospitality brand encompasses a total of 120 hotels, 27 of which are at the development stage. The portfolio includes 56 Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts and 41 IntercityHotels. The first Jaz Hotel opened in Amsterdam in November 2015.