Hilton Worldwide has signed a management contract with Société Touristique Tunisie Golfe to introduce the first Hilton-branded property in Tunisia.

The 283-room Hilton Tunis Carthage will be a conversion property and will open by mid-2011.

The hotel will feature 283 rooms, including 44 suites, three restaurants, a lounge bar, two outdoor swimming pools, an indoor heated pool, a beach and a spa.

Hilton Worldwide is a global hospitality company comprising over 3,600 hotels.