Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has signed an Anantara resort in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Anantara Durrat Al Bahrain Resort is located on Bahrain’s 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, “Bahrain 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 Bahrain’s 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 investment.”
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 Villas.
Additional facilities will include a selection of restaurants, meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art ballroom, a gym, a kid’s club, a teen centre, and a spa.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group, said, “Minor 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.”
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.
Overall, Anantara 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 multiple countries.