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Thai hospitality group Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, celebrates 15 years since its first property in Hua Hin, Thailand opened.

The group now has a total of 35 hotels and resorts, located across Asia, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean and Africa.

The anniversary celebration took place at the group’s headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel on Friday March 4. The event was attended by chairman and CEO of Minor International William Heinecke, and CEO of Minor Hotel Group Dillip Rajakarier.

Commenting on the anniversary, Dillip Rajakarier said: “At the same time as celebrating 15 years of success, we are looking ahead to the next 15 years and beyond. This is only the beginning of our journey and we are aiming to offer guests a choice of over 50 Anantara hotels and resorts by 2020.”

Future projects for the GCC will include Anantara Dubai Creek Hotel, currently under development in the Culture Village, Dubai; plus the group’s debut in RAK and Bahrain, at the Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort, and the Anantara Durrat Al Bahrain Resort respectively. All three properties are expected to open in 2018.

Two new resorts in Oman are also expected to launch in mid-2016: the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort and Al Baleed Salalah Resort by Anantara.

Upcoming openings for Anantara in the wider region will include the Anantara Al Houara Tangier Resort in Morocco; the Anantara Tozeur Resort, expected to open in Tunisia in 2017; and a second resort in Sri Lanka, the Anantara Kalutara Resort.



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