Minor unveils new Anantara hotels

BANGKOK, 7 November 2016: Bangkok headquartered Minor Hotels, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Minor International PCL, announced three new hotel openings under the Anantara brand in Sri Lanka and Oman over the weekend.

In Sri Lanka, Anantara Kalutara Resort, a Minor Hotels’ owned property, officially opened its door in October.

Located a 10- minute drive from the historic town of Kalutara and an hour drive  south of the capital Colombo, Anantara Kalutara Resort is set between Sri Lanka’s southwest coast of the Indian Ocean and Kalu River.

inside no 6The resort consists of 141 rooms, suites and pool villas.

Anantara Kalutara Resort joins Minor Hotels’ Sri Lankan portfolio as the second Anantara property, bringing the Sri Lankan total to six properties.

Minor Hotels also adds two luxury resorts under the Anantara brand in Oman, both have now opened.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is the highest five star resort in the Middle East. Perched 2,000 metres above sea level on the Sultanate’s ‘Green Mountain’, the resort is situated in one of the most spectacular settings in the world. It offers 115 rooms and villas.

This month, Minor Hotels opened the second Anantara resort in the country, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. Situated between a long beach and freshwater lagoon, bordering the historic Al Baleed UNESCO archaeological site, the resort has 136 rooms and villas offering views of the ocean, lagoon or picturesque gardens.

With the three newly opened hotels, Anantara portfolio today consists of 38 Anantara hotels.

Minor Hotels CEO, Dillip Rajakarier, commented: “Sri Lanka and Oman have emerged as popular tourist destinations with promising opportunities for the luxury hospitality business..and look forward to exploring further expansion opportunities through both investment and management agreement to strengthen our luxury hotel portfolio.”