Thailandís Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has signed an
Anantara resort in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Anantara Durrat Al Bahrain Resort is located
on Bahrainís second largest island development.
The hotel will be the first hospitality
component in Durrat Al Bahrain, and will be an integrated
destination project for leisure, business, and MICE guests.
The 21 square kilometre master development is
located on the south east coast of Bahrain and will include 2,000
beachfront villas, 3,600 executive apartments and offices, parks
and entertainment precincts, premier retail malls and restaurants,
along with a 400-berth marina. 1,000 luxury waterfront villas have
already been completed as part of Phase 1 of the development.
Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji, CEO of Mumtalakat
said, ďBahrain has long attracted hundreds of thousands
of visitors a month from around the GCC and beyond thanks to its
open, authentic culture, easy transport links and range of leisure
activities. This development will help us to build on these
strengths to tap into Bahrainís potential as a resort destination
as well a destination for city breaks. We are very pleased to be a
part of this and we are excited about the potential for this
Slated to open in 2018, Anantara Durrat Al
Bahrain Resort will offer a total of 220 keys, including Lagoon
View and Lagoon Access rooms, Beach Pool Villas and Overwater Pool
Additional facilities will include a selection of
restaurants, meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art ballroom, a gym, a
kidís club, a teen centre, and a spa.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group,
said, ďMinor Hotel Group is already well established in the
GCC through our portfolio of hotels and resorts in the UAE, and
further growing our footprint in the region is of key strategic
importance to the group. We are very pleased to be partnering with Mumtalakat to develop our first property in Bahrain, and we look
forward to working closely with such a well respected partner to
launch Anantara in the Kingdom.Ē
Having added its first property in Qatar at the
beginning of the year, MHG now has a total of ten hotels and
resorts in operation across multiple brands in the Middle East, in
addition to a growing pipeline. Two Anantara resorts are in the
final stages of development in Oman and three new Anantara resorts
are scheduled to open in the region in
2017/18 in the UAE, Tunisia and Morocco.
currently has a portfolio of 34 hotels and resorts in operation in
ten countries across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa and the Middle
East, along with a pipeline of more than 10 properties in
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