Minor Hotel Group (MHG) will expand in the United Arab Emirates with its first property in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah – Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort. Scheduled to open in 2018, the resort will be developed in Mina al Arab, a mixed-use development, separated from the mainland by a lagoon. Mina Al Arab is being developed by RAK Properties.
Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort will have 225 guestrooms, including suites and Maldivian-style overwater villas.
The property will have a selection of restaurants, including specialty Asian dining and a seafood grill.
Facilities at the resort will include meeting and events space with a ballroom seating 250, a health club with a gym, aerobics room and a yoga room, squash courts, a tennis court, an outdoor pool, a kid's club with a specialty kid's restaurant and an Anantara Spa.
The resort will be located in an area of Mina Al Arab with a private beach and overlooking an eco reserve with mangroves. The area around the eco reserve will not be developed to keep it unspoiled and will be home to an Eco-Learning Centre.
MHG now has a total of 10 properties in operation in the Middle East, having added its first property in Qatar at the beginning of the year. The group's pipeline in the MENA region includes two Anantara resorts in Oman – one in Jabal Al Akhdar and another in Salalah, a second Anantara in Dubai and the group's first properties in North Africa with Anantara resorts recently announced in Morocco and Tunisia. Overall, Anantara currently has a portfolio of 34 hotels and resorts in operation in 10 countries across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa and the Middle East, along with a pipeline of more than 10 properties in multiple countries.
PHOTO SHOWS ANOTHER MHG PROPERTY, ANANTARA GUIYANG RESORT & SPA, WHICH WILL OPEN IN Q4 2016