Minor Hotels Group Signs Anantara Resort in Brazil

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Thailand’s Minor Hotels Group has signed a deal to expand its rapidly growing Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas brand to Brazil.

The Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort will join the brand’s portfolio in July, following an investment of R$ 4 million in the renovation of the former Kiaroa Eco-Luxury Resort. It will be the first Asian hotel flag to come to Brazil.

The Anantara Maraú Bahia Resort is located on a beautiful beach next to the Bay of Camamu on the Maraú Peninsula in Bahia, northeast Brazil.

Guests of Anantara Maraú will arrive in style, jetting in by plane to the resort’s private landing strip. Lush forest surrounds create a natural haven of tranquility and the area basks in a year-round tropical climate, with pleasant temperatures ranging from 23°C to 32°C.

Celebrating Bahia’s ecotourism, the resort’s natural design and thatched roofing blends seamlessly with exotically landscaped gardens. Extensive manicured lawns are dotted with palm trees, leading to a pristine white sand beach.

Anantara Maraú will initially offer a choice of 30 guest rooms, suites and bungalows. This will be followed by the resort’s expansion which will add new suites and bungalows in beachfront and garden settings, some with a private pool.

Resort facilities will include an expansive swimming pool, with guests able to relax on loungers set out on the central pool island, with a gym, tennis and beach volleyball available for the more energetic. The Anantara Spa will offer pampering journeys to beauty and wellness.

Minor Hotels Group CEO Dillip Rajakarier said, “We are really thrilled to be announcing our first Anantara in South America in Bahia in Brazil. The boutique 30-room resort will be the perfect addition to the luxury Anantara portfolio and represents Anantara’s first footprint over the Atlantic Ocean as the first property in the Americas. We are excited to see this property launch in mid 2018 and bring the brand’s authentic luxury to Brazil.”

Bahia’s natural and cultural highlights will offer captivating local experiences, including surfing, paddle boarding, quad biking and horse riding to the Carapitangui River. The spectacular coastline provides an unrivalled ocean playground. Nature lovers can journey by speedboat to the Tremembé Waterfall and its natural bathing pools, as well as nearby tropical islands. Taipus de Fora boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, off of which guests will also be able to scuba dive in seas abundant with live coral. 

Anantara currently operates 39 hotels and resorts in 13 countries in Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, with new properties to launch in 2018 in Brazil, Tunisia, Vietnam and China.