Minor Hotels has announced the signing of a management agreement for a new Avani property in the United Arab Emirates – Avani Al Marjan Island Ras Al Khaimah Resort.
Al Marjan is a collection of four pristine man-made islands in Ras Al Khaimah, set against the backdrop of the Arabian Peninsula, only 30 minutes from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and 50 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
The new property is to be developed by leading real estate developer Crowngate International and is scheduled to open in late 2019.
The 225-key Avani Al Marjan Island will be located on View Island, a tranquil island which is home to a unique blend of retail destinations, hotels and resorts.
Facilities at the purpose-built resort will include a selection of king, twin and disabled access guest rooms and Avani Suites, an Avani Living Space and Pantry.
The resort will also host all day dining and poolside restaurants, meeting and event facilities with a capacity of 200 people, a kids’ club and a spa.
In addition, the new resort will have an outdoor swimming pool and beachfront access with 360 degree views.
Ras Al Khaimah offers a rich history and culture, along with diverse landscapes including mountains, desert and stunning coastline.
Tourism in the emirate is experiencing strong growth and has become a leading lifestyle and tourist destination within the UAE, on the back of improved direct air connectivity and a host of Government infrastructure developments.
Minor Hotels’ luxury Anantara brand already has a new resort under development in the emirate – the 225-key Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort is scheduled to open in 2019.
Ramzy Fenianos, vice president, development, Minor Hotels Europe, Middle East and Africa, commented: “We are delighted to announce the signing of this management agreement with Crowngate International to bring Avani to the fast developing tourism destination of Ras Al Khaimah.
“We see a lot of potential in the emirate, both for our upscale AVANI brand and in the luxury segment, where we already have an Anantara resort under development.”