Thailand-based Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
is expanding its portfolio across the MENA region with the planned
opening of four new properties by 2011.
Following Anantara’s successful inception to the region with
the Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa (a member of the Conde Nast Traveller 2009 Hot List, the brand is well on its way
to opening Anantara Qasr Al Sarab at the end of this year, in the
inspiring Liwa desert in United Arab Emirates Empty Quarter (Rub Al-Khali).
Anantara Qasr Al Sarab will be the brands
flagship property in the Middle East. Styled reminiscent of a
desert fortress, it will feature 196 guest rooms, suites and villas, a range of desert
experiences, an Anantara Spa, a conference facilities
and children’s playground.
Anantara has also partnered
with Blue City Company 1 to develop a 122 room luxury
resort and spa which will be located in Al Madina A’Zarqa, a
natural peninsula some 60 minutes from the historical city of Muscat.
Marking Anantara’s entry into
the African market the group is set to manage two unique five-star
resorts in Morocco.
Anantara Marrakech Resort & Spa and Anantara
Mogador Resort & Spa will both open in 2011. The two hotels are
the first of many planned with H Partners, a Morocco-based
hospitality investment company.
Anantara Marrakech will be
constructed within the Atlas Golf Resort on a six-hectare plot. As
well as 80 guest rooms and suites in the main building, the resort
will feature 29 pool villas that will form part of the hotel with
a portion being for sale as residences.
Hotel guests will be
within 10 minutes of the Djemaa El Fna, the centre of the
Marrakech medina and the heart of the labyrinth of alleyways and
side streets of this vibrant marketplace.
will have access to the 18-hole Atlas Golf course.
Mogador will be located in the first phase of an upmarket
development adjacent to the historic town of Essaouira on the
The resort will include 67 lavish pool villas.
Tying in elements of local architecture and lush gardens, the
resort and spa will evoke a sense of its surroundings and provide
guests with unparalleled cultural experiences.
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