Qatari, Thai firms ink deal for Anantara hotels in North Africa

Minor Hotel Group has announced a partnership with Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co to build hotels
Qatari, Thai firms ink deal for Anantara hotels in North Africa
By Staff writer
Fri 24 Apr 2015 12:58 AM

Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group has announced a partnership with Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company to develop two new Anantara resorts in North Africa.

The hotel operator, which has a portfolio of 126 hotels and resorts in 22 countries, said in a statement that the new properties will open in 2017.

Anantara Tozeur Resort is a new luxury escape being developed by Qatari Diar in the southwest of Tunisia, in the city of Tozeur. It will offer 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.

The oasis city is known on the tourist trail for being the home of the original Star Wars film set.

Also under development is Anantara Al Houara Tangier Resort in northern Morocco. The hotel will be part of the extensive 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, a selection of restaurants and bars, a large Anantara Spa, a wellness centre, a fitness centre and kids and teens clubs.

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... we are keen to add North Africa to our footprint, where these two new resorts will help further develop luxury tourism within these destinations."

Khaled Mohammed Al Sayed, Group CEO of Qatari Diar, added: "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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