Anantara Desaru Resort to open in Malaysia in 2018

Minor Hotel Group (MHG) partnered with Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels (TAR&H), a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, to develop an Anantara resort in Desaru Coast in south-east Malaysia.

Scheduled to open in 2018, the new-build Anantara Desaru Resort & Villas will be located in a new beachfront development in Desaru Coast. It will have 123 keys comprising a 103-room resort with deluxe guestrooms and villas and 20 three- and four-bedroom villas. Facilities in the resort will include restaurants and bars, two swimming pools, a lounge and observation bar, kids’ and teens’ clubs, meeting rooms, a gym and an Anantara Spa. Watersports will also be available.

Desaru Coast is a resort area located at Malaysia's south-eastern tip in Johor Bahru and spans over 3,900 acres along a 17-kilometer beachfront facing the South China Sea. It is close to Iskandar Malaysia, 45-minutes from Senai International Airport and a two-hour drive from Singapore.

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Attractions in the area will include two championship golf courses (27-hole Ernie Els and 18-hole Vijay Singh designed) managed by Troon Golf, a water adventure park, a waterfront retail village, a conference center and additional hotels and resorts.

MHG currently hash a portfolio of 135 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

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