Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced its first property in Europe. Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort will join the brand’s luxury portfolio in April 2017. Located in the Algarve in the south of Portugal, just 15 minutes from Faro International Airport, the existing 280-room property is currently operating as Tivoli Victoria and boasts stunning views over the Arnold Palmer designed Oceânico golf course.
Anantara’s first resort in Oman, the hotly anticipated Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, has opened its doors. Perched 2,000 metres above sea level on the Sultanate’s fabled ‘Green Mountain’, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is the highest five star luxury resort in the Middle East and offers a huge variety of activities – from high adrenalin to total relaxation – as well as a wealth of cultural experiences.
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & has opened its second resort in Sri Lanka, with the doors opening at the 141-key Anantara Kalutara Resort, a peacefully secluded hideaway located along the island’s south-west coast. Only ten minutes from the town of Kalutara and an hour south of the capital Colombo, Anantara Kalutara has a unique setting between the Indian Ocean and Kalu River and boasts coastal, river and lagoon frontage, providing a tranquil retreat in between the array of enriching nearby adventures.
Jean François Laurent and Hannah Fuchs, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the villas which have come to define the property.
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has appointed Patrick Both as general manager of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Both brings with him 21 years of diverse international hotelier experience, including over five years of noteworthy management positions for Anantara in the Maldives, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates, where his most recent position was as general manager at the award-winning Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi.
Perched on the eastern crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is a remarkable location inspired by traditional Thai architecture in an Arabian setting. The resort is where one can savour moments of bliss surrounded by unimaginable magnificence. Here Rebecca Cohen chats with general manager Jean-François Laurent for Breaking Travel News about the latest developments at the hotel and the growing importance of the Palm for tourism in Dubai.
The Maldives attracts travellers from around the world with a visual spectacle unlike anywhere else on the globe. Above the waterline and beneath the waves, unbelievable worlds await exploration. Anantara opens the door to new encounters with a pioneering aquatic experience in a nation where the total area is 99.99 per cent water.
Thomas Fehlbier, cluster general manager Doha, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market about the benefits of digital detox, the importance of relaxation and the future of tourism in Qatar.
Banana Island by Anantara talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market 2016.
Minor Hotel Group has announced the addition of two new properties to its pipeline in the United Arab Emirates. Anantara Jebel Dhanna and AVANI Jebel Dhanna in Abu Dhabi will soon begin development and both are scheduled to open in 2018. The developer of these two new properties is Dhabi Contracting LLC and Aecom has been appointed as the lead architecture and interior design consultant for the project.
Secluded on a pristine private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort has reopened following an extensive refurbishment. The 12-villa, adults-only African island hideaway now features refreshed décor, luxury villa upgrades and new signature experiences, including a Robinson Crusoe-style star bed for the ultimate romantic escape.
Jean-François Laurent, general manager, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort talks with Breaking Travel News at ITB Berlin. With question marks over the future of tourism in Middle East, he here offers an upbeat assessment of what is to come in Dubai.