Minor Hotel Group (MHG) recently announced the opening of Anantara Durrat Al Bahrain Resort.
This continued expansion in the GCC is with the development partnership of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat). The hotel will be the first hospitality component in Durrat Al Bahrain, and will be an integrated destination project for leisure, business, and MICE guests. Durrat Al Bahrain will showcase 2,000 beachfront villas, 3,600 executive apartments and offices, parks and entertainment precincts, retail malls and restaurants. There will also be a 400-berth marina. 1,000 luxury waterfront villas have already been completed as part of Phase 1 of the development.
The new property is slated to open in 2018 and will offer a total of 220 keys, including Lagoon View and Lagoon Access rooms, Beach Pool Villas and Overwater Pool Villas. Additional facilities will include varied restaurants, meeting rooms, a ballroom, gym, kid’s club, teen centre, and the Anantara Spa.
William E Heinecke, chairman and CEO of Minor International said: “In addition to operating 10 properties in MEA, we now have a further six properties in the pipeline in five countries in the region. We are looking forward to working closely with Mumtalakat going forward during development of this new resort.”
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 region in 2017/18 in UAE, Tunisia and Morocco. 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.