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Thailandís Minor Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Basma Group and ARADA for a new Anantara resort in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Scheduled to open in mid-2020, the 233-key Anantara Sharjah Resort will be located on a prime beachfront location in Sharjah, approximately 30 minutesí drive from Dubai International Airport and 15 minutesí drive from Sharjah International Airport.
The new-build resort will offer a selection of accommodation options including Deluxe Rooms and Luxury Suites.
Facilities will include multiple dining options with a specialty restaurant located on a pier, a male and female spa and a wellness centre, kidsí club, swimming pool and a ballroom able to accommodate up to 540 guests for a banquet.
Basma Group and ARADA will be the joint owners of the hotel, with the latter playing a developer management role in the delivery of the property. Both companies are headquartered in Sharjah, under the chairmanship of HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels, said, ďAnantara is very well established in the Middle East market and adding a resort in Sharjah is a great opportunity to further extend the brand in the region and reach new markets. We look forward to working with Basma Group and ARADA to bring the new resort to market and to ensuring its success as one of the leading hotels in the emirate.Ē
MHG currently has a portfolio of 157 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean. In the Middle East, the company operates 13 properties across four of its brands - Anantara, Avani, Tivoli and Oaks - and has a rapidly growing pipeline.