Carlson Rezidor, one of the most dynamic and largest hotel groups worldwide, reinforces its presence in Tunisia with the signing of two hotels, the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Sousse and the Radisson Blu Pearl Resort, Sousse. Both are existing properties now undergoing full renovation and transformation before re-opening under the Radisson Blu flag second quarter, 2016.

“We are delighted to further strengthen our portfolio in Tunisia where we are already present in Djerba and Hammamet. At the same time, these signings underline our commitment to the African continent where we now operate and develop 50 hotels,” said Wolfgang M. Neumann, president and chief executive officer of Rezidor.

The two adjacent properties are located in the centre of Sousse providing sea views and direct beach access, ideal to accommodate leisure and business guests alike. The entire resort complex will offer all year round facilities spread over the two hotels. The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Sousse will offer 217 rooms, three restaurants and bars, an indoor and outdoor pool and an extensive outdoor area. The hotel will also feature a ballroom, four meeting rooms and parking facilities. The Radisson Blu Pearl Resort, Sousse offers 130 guest rooms, five restaurants, two bars, two swimming pools, a spa/fitness area and parking facilities.

Sousse is Tunisia's third largest city and offers several cultural attractions such as the UNESCO protected old city and several medieval fortifications all within walking distance from the hotels. Sousse is easily accessible through the Monastir International Airport, which welcomes more than three million passengers annually, and through the new Enfidha International Airport. Both airports are only 30 taxi minutes away from the hotels.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes more than 1,340 hotels in operation and under development with a footprint spanning over 105 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. Carlson Rezidor plans to grow its portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor and its brands employ 88,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium. and

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