Minor Hotel Group is expanding its presence in the United Arab Emirates with the launch of its first hotel in Dubai.
The Anantara Dubai Palm Jumeirah Resort and Spa on the crescent of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, is scheduled to open in September 2013.
Set amidst lush landscaping, the new resort and spa will offer a total of 293 guest rooms and suites clustered in units of four to eight to maximise privacy, with 130 guest rooms featuring direct access to 11,000 square metres of lagoon pools.
There will be a total of 12 beach villas, 18 over water villas and three highly exclusive royal beach villas.
Facilities will include a private beach, three natural lagoons, water sports, a shoreline infinity pool, an Anantara Spa with 12 treatment rooms, a fitness studio and two tennis courts.
An elaborate entertainment area will be accompanied by meeting rooms with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, while the ballroom can accommodate 300 people. The private beach will provide inspirational venues for events and weddings.
Six themed restaurants and bars will include an all-day dining restaurant serving classic Middle Eastern and international cuisine, an Australian inspired grill, an Asian themed specialty restaurant, a beachfront Mediterranean restaurant, a lobby lounge with a dedicated shisha deck, and poolside refreshments.
When it opens, Anantara Dubai Palm Jumeirah Resort and Spa will be a great complement to Anantara’s three existing properties in Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Sarab desert resort by Anantara, which is positioned in the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert, Desert Islands Resort and Spa by Anantara, located on Sir Bani Yas Island, and Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa in Abu Dhabi City.
Minor Hotel Group CEO Dillip Rajakarier said, “We are delighted to be partnering with a progressive and respected company such as Seven Tides to open our fourth unique property, in the UAE.
“Anantara Dubai Palm Jumeirah Resort and Spa consolidates our brand’s focus on iconic destinations and builds upon our growing collection of properties in some of the world’s most exciting cities.”