Thailand-based Anantara Resorts will open its first hotel in Sri Lanka with a luxurious resort in Bentota this year.The Anantara Resort Bentota, will be located just one hour south of Colombo in the pristine beach location of Bentota - renowned for its wide, golden beaches and pristine waters. The architecture and design of the resort is contemporary in style, inspired by the natural surroundings and the flair of the renowned architect - Jeffrey Bawa.
A focal point for the resort will be the highly acclaimed Anantara Spa, an inviting heaven of tranquility providing a full range of holistic Eastern and Western treatments and therapies.
Michael Sagild, COO of Anantara’s parent company, Minor International said, “The Anantara experience evokes a sense of tranquility which mirrors the traditions and lifestyle of the natural environment. With this guiding philosophy Anantara creates a destination experience in unique and luxurious settings which currently include the recently opened Anantara Resort Maldives, as well as Hua Hin, Koh Samui and the Golden Triangle.”
Anantara is taken from an ancient Sanskrit word that means ‘borderless water’, a name chosen for this element’s association in many Asian cultures with wealth and good fortune. Inspired by local architecture and sensitive to the indigenous culture, Anantara Resorts are currently located in the seaside town of Hua Hin (220kms south of Bangkok), on Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand and in the Golden Triangle in the country’s north. The Anantara Resort Maldives opened in August 2006.