Minor Hotel group to open new Anantara in RAK

The new 255-key property is set to open by 2018

The Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Overwater Villa.
The Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Overwater Villa.

Minor Hotel Group has announced its first property in Ras Al Khaimah, the Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort.

Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort will feature 225 keys which will include guest rooms, suites and Maldivian-style overwater villas  - the first such villas in Ras Al Khaimah. On the F&B front the hotel will include an Asian dining and a seafood grill experience.

Amongst the facilities, a meeting and events space with a ballroom seating 250 will be on tap. Whereas, a health club with a gym, aerobics and yoga room, squash courts, a tennis court, swimming pool, a kid’s club with a specialty kid’s restaurant.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, commented: “The Middle East is a key market for Minor Hotel Group. We are delighted to be partnering with RAK Properties to add Ras Al Khaimah to our already well established UAE portfolio and look forward to working closely together to bring the new Anantara resort to the market.”

Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, MD & CEO, RAK Properties, said: “Our partnership with Minor Hotel Group perfectly represents the coming together of an established international brand and a reputed local company that is known for its residential and hospitality projects.

Mina Al Arab is an ideal fit for a resort of Anantara’s stature given the strategic location, environmental settings, excellent infrastructure and the outstanding amenities in and around Mina Al Arab.”

The luxury resort will begin development on the Mina al Arab, a mixed-use development, separated from the mainland by a small lagoon. Mina Al Arab is being developed by RAK Properties, a listed real estate developer in the UAE, and will include a mix of residential, hospitality and retail components.

Mina Al Arab is an architecturally designed and landscaped waterfront community constructed along a stretch of coast, south of the city, where much of the tourism development in the emirate is taking place.

The resort will have its own private beach, overlooking an eco-reserve with mangroves. The area around the eco reserve will not be developed to keep it unspoiled and will be home to an Eco-Learning Centre.

Earleir this month, Minor Hotel Group unveiled its new project with proeprty developers Nakheel, which will witness the construction of the first Avani branded hotel on the Deira Dubai Island.

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