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Minor Hotel Group signs with Dubai Properties for new hotel

Minor Hotel Group has announced a partnership with Dubai Properties to develop a new Anantara to open in Dubai in early 2018.

Anantara Dubai Creek Hotel will be located in Culture Village, a new world-class destination being developed by Dubai Properties Group in the east of the city facing Dubai Creek.

Culture Village is a world-class destination currently under development that mixes pleasures and entertainment with a modern, sophisticated ambiance.

Located on the waterfront and with a contemporary design, the new Anantara hotel will be one of the first luxury hotels in Culture Village.


The property will comprise 290 guest rooms, a rooftop pool, a spa and a range of restaurants, bars and retail outlets.

The hotel will also boast waterfront views from its ballroom and conference facilities, making it a great venue for special events and weddings.

Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive, Minor Hotel Group, commented: “With a well established and well known portfolio of hotels and resorts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, further growing our footprint in the UAE is of key strategic importance to Minor Hotel Group.

“We are therefore very pleased to partner with Dubai Properties, such influential and highly respected partners in the region, to develop an Anantara hotel in the impressive new Culture Village destination, and we look forward to a strong alliance going forward.”

Minor Hotels is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of over 120 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Mohammed Al Habbai, chief officer of urban planning and infrastructure at Dubai Properties Group also commented: “This is part of a growing portfolio of hotels for DP which we will develop in key areas of Dubai, and we are proud to be partnering with Minor Hotel Group to bring the iconic Anantara brand to Culture Village. 

“Anantara is a brand which is synonymous with luxury and we expect the hotel with its culture spirit to become a key attraction for Culture Village.”