International hotel owner Minor Hotels has unveiled extensive expansion plans across the Middle East and Africa for its Anantara and Oaks Hotels & Resorts brands.
Speaking at the Arabian Travel Market show at Dubai’s World Trade Centre, Minor Hotels chief commercial officer, Michael Marshall, said the Middle East is an extremely important market for the group, as well as entering the North African market for the first time.
In September 2019 Anantara will launch in North Africa with the opening of the 93-key Anantara Tozeur Resort in Tunisia, which will offer a selection of guest rooms, villas and pool villas.
Also under development in North Africa is the 150-key Anantara Al Houara Tangier Resort which is scheduled to open in 2021 in Morocco.
In the Middle East two Anantara properties are currently under development. The 130-key Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort is scheduled to open in late 2021.
Also in the UAE and scheduled to open in 2021 is the 233-key Anantara Sharjah Resort. The new-build property will offer facilities such as multiple dining options, a male and female spa and wellness centre, and a ballroom able to accommodate up to 500 guests.
Oaks Hotels & Resorts, which Minor Hotels acquired in 2011, is scheduled to launch the 110-key Oaks Beirut from next month.
The property will provide modern accommodation with a selection of guest rooms and suites, with facilities including an all-day dining restaurant, a lounge bar & café, a rooftop pool and bar with views of the city, plus dedicated conference facilities.