Minor Hotel Group turns to Northern Africa for hotel development

Minor Hotel Group has announced a partnership with Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company to develop two new Anantara resorts in North Africa, to open in 2017. Anantara Tozeur Resort is being developed by Qatari Diar in the southwest of Tunisia. Also under development is Anantara Al Houara Tangier Resort in northern Morocco.

Anantara Tozeur Resort wil have 93 rooms and villas, including pool villas, a selection of restaurants and bars, meeting and business facilities, kids and teens clubs, a health club and an Anantara Spa.

Anantara Al Houara Tangier Resort will be part of the Al Houara project, which Qatari Diar is developing in Tangier along 2.5km of beach front overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and will also include a signature 18-hole golf course with golf club and residential homes for sale. The new Anantara will offer 230 keys.

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Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, said, "We are excited to announce these two new Anantara resorts in North Africa in partnership with Qatari Diar. Our Anantara brand is now well established in the Middle East, with six properties in the UAE and our first resort in Qatar opened earlier this year, and we are keen to add North Africa to our footprint, where these two new resorts will help further develop luxury tourism within these destinations. We are looking forward to a strong alliance with Qatari Diar going forward, with scope to explore additional opportunities to expand our portfolio in the wider MENA region."

Speaking about the agreement Khaled Mohammed Al Sayed, Group CEO of Qatari Diar, said: "Qatari Diar is building signature projects and facilitating vibrant new communities on an unprecedented scale. Our projects are significant, landmark projects that are often unrivalled in size, scope, and vision. We aim at creating distinguished developments not only in Qatar but around the world and our partnership today with MHG, one of the largest hospitality and leisure companies in the Asia Pacific Region, goes in the same direction."

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