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Hemas and Minor Hotel Group introduce luxury brand ‘Anantara’ to Sri Lanka


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  • Countdown begins for opening of flagship Anantara property in Sri Lanka

Untitled-1President Maithripala Sirisena with Minor Hotel Group CEO Dilip Rajakarier at Anantara Siam, Thailand

Hemas Holdings in partnership with Minor Hotel Group will be introducing the leading hospitality brand ‘Anantara’ to Sri Lanka with a soft opening of its first luxury property, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, in December 2015 with the official launch in early 2016.

With a project value of approximately $ 50 million, the exclusive Tangalle property boasts 120 rooms and 32 standalone private pool villas, six restaurant and bar venues, an exclusive Anantara Spa, a 25-metre swimming pool, fully-equipped cardio-gym, tennis and badminton courts. Easy accessibility may be undertaken via chauffeur-driven, resort-owned luxury vehicles, seaplane or helicopter transfers. 



Hemas Holdings Group Director and Serendib Hotels Chairman Abbas Esufally commented: “The launch of the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka, will open the doors for luxury travellers seeking authentic cultural experiences and exposure to the southern coast’s natural wonders, especially in a region that is fast developing its tourism potential.” 

Esufally further stated: “Many of our executive level employees are those who have recently returned to Sri Lanka from international positionsat other branded hotels. Weare also proud to have in our cadre a large percentage of female associates.”

The Anantara brand currently boasts 35 stunning properties internationally with future properties to open in Mozambique, China, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Laos, Qatar and Oman. Anantara Siam – one of Bangkok’s most iconic hotels – was proud to have hostedPresident Maithripala Sirisena and his trade delegation at the recently held ‘Thailand-Sri Lanka Business Forum’whilst on his State visit to Thailand.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is a joint venture between Hemas Holdings and Minor Hotel Group. The second Anantara branded property –the Anantara Kalutara Resort is scheduled to open in March 2016.Serendib Leisure Management Ltd– the leisure arm of Hemas Holdings manages Hotel Sigiriya and Club Hotel Dolphin and the internationally branded hotels AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa and AVANI Kalutara Resort.

Minor Hotel Group (MHG) is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 135 hotels, resorts, camps and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International brands. Today MHG operates over 17,000 rooms in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. With ambitious plans to grow the hotel group to 190 properties, MHG continues to expand the home grown brands of Anantara and AVANI, plus continues to announce strategic acquisitions. 

Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 30 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE and Qatar, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.

 


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