By Staff writer
Minor Hotel Group reportedly to develop Anantara Durrat Al Bahrain Resort in deal with Mumtalakat
Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group (MHG) is reportedly planning a new luxury Anantara resort on an island development off the coast of Bahrain.
Anantara Durrat Al Bahrain Resort will be built in partnership with Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the Gulf kingdom's investment arm.
The resort will be located on Durrat Al Bahrain, the kingdom’s second largest island development, which has been created across a cluster of 15 islands, TradeArabia reported on Wednesday.
Scheduled to open in 2018, Anantara Durrat Al Bahrain Resort will offer 220 rooms, and will also feature a selection of restaurants, meeting rooms, a ballroom, a gym, a kid’s club, a teen centre, and an Anantara Spa.
Durrat Al Bahrain is a 21 sq km master development located on the south east coast of Bahrain and will include 2,000 beachfront villas, 3,600 apartments and offices, parks and entertainment precincts, premier retail malls and restaurants, along with a 400-berth marina.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group, told the website: “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.”
MHG now has a total of 10 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 have been announced earlier this year to open in the UAE, Tunisia and Morocco.