Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading developer and operator of luxury resorts and spas,
has signed a new management contract for its first resort in the Sultanate of Oman.
Anantara will partner with Blue City Company 1 (BCC1) to develop the 100 room luxury resort and spa which will be located on a natural
peninsula some 60 minutes from the historical city of Muscat.
Kacou, Vice President of Hotels and Leisure, BCC1 said “I am delighted to be welcoming Anantara to Al Madina A’Zarqa. The alliance
combines the strength of Anantara’s experience in designing, developing and managing luxury hotel developments with Al Madina A’Zarqa’s
commitment to building a city of the future and placing Oman on the map as a premier tourist and business destination in the Middle East.”
Anantara recently launched the boutique Desert Islands Resort & Spa (Oct. 2008), which is
the centre piece of the unique Sir Bani Yas island experience. In addition, the group is set to open Anantara Qasr Al Sarab (late 2009) in the
inspiring Liwa desert. The two Abu Dhabi based resorts will be the first Anantara-managed hotels in the
Prior to Desert Islands Resort & Spa, Anantara had planted its presence in the region with award-winning standalone spas located in
the prestigious Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi and the 10,0000 sq foot Anantara Spa at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea in Jordan.
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