Rezidor opens the Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Monastir

02 Nov 2009

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The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened the Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Monastir in Tunisia – a perfect opportunity to revive, relax, replenish and rejuvenate. Set on a five-hectare beachfront site, this newly re-branded 280-room hotel operates as a fully renovated resort in one of Tunisia’s most alluring destinations. The adjoining 14,000 m² Thalasso-Spa will specialize in seawater treatments and is due to open in 2010.

Located right on the beach in the beautiful Skanes resort, the stylish resort is just 2 km from the international airport and a mere 5 km from Monastir. Combining old-world charm with modern delights, this Tunisian city offers visitors a true flavor of North African culture, with a wealth of attractions including a 9th century Mosque, a beautiful 8th century fortress and the Museum of Islamic Art.

The resort’s 280 guest rooms – including 14 Junior suites, 2 Senior Suites and 20 Spa suites – are designed to combine comfort with style. The spacious, modern rooms are equipped with first-rate amenities, including free high-speed internet access and a private balcony or terrace.

The buffet restaurant with its great terrace offers breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes served in chic surroundings. Influenced by the flavors of Italy, Tunisia and the Orient, the international menu caters for a wide variety of tastes. Guests can also enjoy a waterfront lunch, dinner or snack at the informal beach restaurant. Open during high season, the menu offers a range of international favourites. For more serious dining, a gourmet experience awaits guests at the resort’s a la carte restaurant. The resort further has six diverse bars, including the Piano Bar, the Lounge Bar, the Moorish Cafe, the Pool Bar, the Beach Bar and the Garden Bar.

Opening in Q1 2010, the “Royal Elyssa Spa Cinq Mondes & Thalasso” will comprise swimming pools, saunas, hammams, treatment rooms, and food and beverage outlets. The top floor will feature 20 unique spa suites, many with private jacuzzis and beauty treatment rooms. The development includes a 4,500 m² Thal’lon Thalasso centre and a world-class 4,000 m² Cinq Mondes Spa. It will also feature a I’Usine fitness club and an Eric Zemmour hairdressing salon. To complete the array of amenities, two new restaurants and a bar will be added to the existing food and beverage facilities.

For true poolside chic, guests can cool down in the hotel's pool or just lounge around on the surrounding terrace. Younger members of the family splash about in the nearby children's pool, specifically designed with safety in mind. An indoor pool is heated from November to March. The Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Monastir is also a paradise for sporting enthusiasts. Facilities include tennis, table tennis, beach volley, bowls, water polo, aerobics, mini football, Practice golf, jet skiing, water skiing, parachute, canoeing and pedaloes. The fitness centre features a wide variety of the latest equipment, and children are welcomed at the dedicated Mini Club.

Ideal for events ranging from small meetings to large product launches and weddings, the hotel offers three versatile meeting rooms and a 400 m² ballroom. A range of high-quality marquees and a beautiful garden area are also available for hire and can accommodate 600-800 guests. All rooms have natural light, air-conditioning and top-of-the-range audio-visual equipment, plus free high-speed internet access. A fully equipped Business Centre is also available.

For more information, please contact

Christiane Reiter, Director Corporate Communication
+32 2 702 9331,

Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
+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 more than 380 hotels in operation and under development with 81,700 rooms in almost 60 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. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand 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.

For more information on Rezidor, visit