Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (“Mumtalakat”), and Minor Hotel Group (MHG) today announced the development of a 220-luxury waterfront resort in Durrat Al Bahrain under Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas.
The hotel will be the first hotel in Durrat Bahrain as part of integrated destination project comprising of major hospitality and leisure components.
Anantara Durrat Al Bahrain Resort, which will be opened in 2018, will offer 220 rooms, including Beach Villas and Overwater Pool Villas. Additional facilities will include a selection of restaurants, meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art ballroom, a gym, a kid’s club, a teen centre, and an impressive Anantara Spa. The resort will be managed by Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas which is part of Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hospitality and leisure company based in Thailand which has a portfolio of 134 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji, Chief Executive Officer of Mumtalakat said: “At Mumtalakat, we are always looking to partner with companies that have a strong growth potential to secure sustainable financial and economic returns to Bahrain. Today, we are delighted to be partnering with Minor Hotel Group to develop the first luxury waterfront hotel in Durrat Al Bahrain under Anantara brand.
This project will have a positive impact on the Bahrain and will enhance the tourism sector in the Kingdom. There is strong potential to increase regional and international tourism in Bahrain, particularly within the resort segment and Durrat Al Bahrain is one of the key destination in Bahrain to promote tourism activities.”
William E. Heinecke, Chairman & CEO of Minor International, commented, “We are very pleased to announce this new Anantara resort in Bahrain in partnership with Mumtalakat. It’s an exciting time for Minor Hotel Group as we continue to expand our footprint within the Middle East and wider MEA region, especially with our core luxury Anantara brand which, in addition to operating ten properties in MEA, now has 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 the development of this new resort.”
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group, commented, “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 ten 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 region in 2017/18 in the UAE, Tunisia and Morocco. Overall, Anantara currently has a portfolio of 34 hotels and resorts in operation in ten countries across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa and the Middle East, along with a pipeline of more than ten properties in multiple countries.