In Qatar’s fast expanding capital, residents and travellers are invited to discover the charms of Qatari heritage at Al Najada Hotel by Tivoli. As a new addition to the collection of hotels in Souq Waqif, Al Najada offers new heights of Arabian hospitality to hotel and apartment guests.
Breaking Travel News speaks to Michael Marshall, chief commercial officer of Minor Hotels, as the company completes the acquisition of NH Hotel Group. Speaking at World Travel Market in London, he also tells us about a series of new Anantara properties set to join the portfolio as well as giving us the latest on the growth of the MICE sector in Portugal.
Minor Hotels has signed two new management contracts in China under the company’s established M Collection brand of hotels and bespoke travel experiences.
Avani Hotels & Resorts’ newest boutique hotel has just opened in Luang Prabang, within the pulsing centre of Laotian culture.
With the Anantara, Tivoli, and Avani brands all expanding in the coming months, Michael Marshall, chief commercial officer with operator Minor Hotels, here tells Breaking Travel News what we can expect from the group in 2018.
Minor Hotels will open three new-build hotels in Qatar in spring 2018 under its Tivoli and Oaks brands. The three properties are owned by Katara Hospitality, a globally recognised hospitality owner, developer and operator.
Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the development of its first resort in the Maldives. Avani Fares Maldives Resort will be located on Fares Island in the Baa Atoll and is scheduled to open in quarter for of 2019.
Breaking Travel News talks to Michael Marshall, chief commercial officer, Minor Hotels at World Travel Market 2016. On the agenda are recent Sri Lanka openings under Anantara umbrella - Anantara Kalutara and Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort - with Anantara Salalah Resort, Oman, also opening recently.
AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel has opened its doors as the first purpose-designed AVANI property, bringing the upscale brand’s contemporary style and modern hospitality to Bangkok’s Chao Phraya riverside. The 248-key hotel speaks to the spirit of the millennial minded traveller, both in its product delivery and design elements. From the top of the 26-storey hotel at the rooftop bar and pool, to the lobby, AVANI Riverside Bangkok gives guests a place to relax and unwind, and a base to start exploring nearby neighbourhoods along the river.
Minor Hotel Group will development Oaks Bodhgaya in India in partnership with GP Group and Top Travel & Tours. The overall project investment is US$6.7 million. Located in the state of Bihar in the country’s north east, Bodhgaya is a key religious site and place of pilgrimage and is thought of as the epicentre of Buddhism.
Minor Hotel Group has continued expansion in south-east Asia with the development of Anantara Ubud Bali Resort. MHG has formed a 50/50 joint venture with Indonesia-based PT Wijaya Karya Realty on this US$41.4 million development.
Minor Hotel Group has revealed additional details of its joint venture with Malaysian partner, Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels, to develop an Anantara resort in Desaru Coast in south-east Malaysia. Scheduled to open in 2018, the new-build Anantara Desaru Resort & Villas will be located in the heart of the new beachfront development in Desaru Coast and will have 123 keys comprising a 103-room resort with deluxe guest rooms and villas and 20 three- and four-bedroom Villas.