Spectacularly secluded in the Al Hajar mountain range, Oman’s Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort beckons the inquisitive traveller with an array of inspirational experiences, from mountaintop yoga and trekking to stargazing, archery and mountain biking. From March until May, guests can witness the full blooming and heady aroma of the Damask roses cascading down the mountain slopes, transforming the terraces of Jabal Akhdar into a riot of colour.
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is preparing to launch the first Anantara in Europe, with Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort scheduled to welcome its first guests in April.
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced the development of Anantara Zanzibar Resort, expected to open in 2020 as part of the Zanzibar Amber Resort mixed-use lifestyle community. Occupying in excess of 1,000 hectares of prime Indian Ocean coastline in the north east of Zanzibar, Zanzibar Amber Resort is an integrated project which is currently under development blending contemporary lifestyle aspirations with premium hospitality and world-class facilities.
Minor Hotels has announced the debut of its luxury Anantara brand in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Scheduled to open in 2019, Anantara Jeddah Resort will be located on the waterfront in Obhur in the city’s upmarket northern district and will offer 226 guest rooms and 102 two to five bedroom villas.
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.