Thai Anantara to open first hotel in Dubai
Dubai, January 23, 2013
Thai-based Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is set to launch its first five-star hotel in Dubai, Anantara Dubai Palm Jumeirah Resort & Spa, this September in line with its regional expansion plans.
A leading developer and operator of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, Anantara said the luxurious new property, its fourth hotel in the UAE, will be located on the crescent of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah.
Partnering with Dubai-based Seven Tides, a hospitality and real estate developer, the hotel is designed to reflect the brand’s Asian heritage and will bring Anantara’s experience and discovery-lead hospitality to the vibrant and continually expanding Dubai market.
Set amidst lush landscaping, the new resort and spa will offer a total of 293 guest rooms and suites clustered in units of four to eight to maximise privacy, with 130 guest rooms featuring direct access to 11,000 sq m of lagoon pools.
The 12 beach villas, 18 over water villas and three highly exclusive royal beach villas give the resort an indulgent and exotic feel. Impressive facilities will include a private beach, three natural lagoons, water sports, a shoreline infinity pool, an Anantara Spa sanctuary with 12 treatment rooms, a fitness studio and two tennis courts.
The new resort promotes the brand’s distinctive reputation for luxury discovery in the region, and also creates a landmark presence with such a strategic base in Dubai, said a senior official.
“We are excited to announce our first Anantara property in Dubai which is a significant milestone for Minor. This new resort strengthens our footprint in the key strategic market of the UAE and I am confident it will greatly contribute to our success there,” remarked William E. Heinecke, the chairman and CEO of Minor International, the owning company of Anantara.
The new resort will be a great complement to the group's three existing properties in Abu Dhabi – Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, which is positioned in the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, located on Sir Bani Yas Island, and Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa in Abu Dhabi City.
Dillip Rajakarier, the CEO Minor Hotel Group, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with a progressive and respected company such as Seven Tides to open our fourth unique property in the UAE. It consolidates our brand’s focus on iconic destinations and builds upon our growing collection of properties in some of the world’s most exciting cities.”
Abdulla Bin Sulayem, the CEO of Seven Tides said, “Anantara was chosen after a lengthy selection process involving a number of international management companies. We found that Anantara’s brand DNA was a perfect match with our aspirations for this luxurious property, not just through its Asian design-led proposition, but beyond to encompass the complete guest experience.”
“The resort and spa is primarily a leisure and incentive destination and will appeal to visitors from the GCC, Asia and of course the traditional inbound European markets,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service