BANGKOK - Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading developer and operator of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, is continuing the expansion of its portfolio in the Middle East with the opening of Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. This new resort joins the four existing Anantara properties in Abu Dhabi and a further two will be added to the portfolio in the region by early 2014, including the first property in Qatar, which represents a new country of operation.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, Anantara’s owning company, commented, “We are very excited to open our first Anantara in Dubai, a key strategic location for the brand. This is the fourth addition to Anantara’s portfolio so far this year, with a further three properties to be added before the end of the year, including in two new countries, Cambodia and Mozambique. We are especially excited about our continued expansion in the Middle East region, which is a key area of focus both for Anantara and other brands within Minor Hotel Group.”
Offering a unique kind of urban escape, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa is a luxury beach resort that is quite unlike any other. Enviably positioned on the eastern crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, a manmade island dubbed the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, the new resort is conveniently situated within a 45 minute drive from Dubai International Airport, with a wide range of exciting attractions nearby.
Set amidst lush landscaping and carefully designed to maximise privacy, 293 luxurious guest rooms, suites and pool villas are characterised by Asian inspired luxury, tasteful furnishings and spectacular views of the lagoons or the Palm. The impressive choice of private villas includes Beach Pool Villas, each with a personal infinity pool, and families and friends travelling together will find that the Anantara Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villas provide the epitome of luxury, space and style. In addition the resort offers the Middle East’s first Over Water Villas with most featuring glass viewing panels revealing underwater glimpses of the Arabian Sea.
Lazy days can be enjoyed on Anantara’s 400 metre long private beach, as well as at three winding lagoon pools and a 50-metre shoreline infinity pool which looks out across the Palm. Making the most of the exotic climate, a variety of water sports includes kayaking, wake boarding and paddle boarding, as well as diving and snorkelling adventures. Two well-equipped gyms and two tennis courts extend the choice of energising leisure pursuits. A teens club, Chill and Tuk Tuk Kids Club keep younger guests happily entertained.
The resort incorporates a number of Thai touches. Floating market-style boats glide across the lagoons serving cocktails and other refreshing beverages, whilst three wheeler tuk-tuks transport guests around the resort. Infusing local culture, the resort lobby features a Dubai heritage corner, which showcases various indigenous artifacts and replicas of times gone by. Guests can soak up countless fascinating insights into the plentiful history of Dubai, such as its early pearl-diving heritage.
Six restaurants and bars serve a riveting diversity of culinary experiences. Crescendo, the all-day dining restaurant, serves a variety of international cuisine. The Asian themed specialty restaurant, Mekong, takes diners on a mouthwatering journey. The Beach House expresses the rich simplicity of Mediterranean flavours in a breezy shoreline setting. Bushman’s Australian Grill showcases the art of succulent flame grilled delights. Lotus Lounge in the lobby serves afternoon tea by day and cocktails at sunset. The Pool Bar refreshes guests with an enticing beverage and snack menu in shady poolside bliss and at the swim-up bar. For the ultimate in tailored romance, Anantara’s signature Dining by Design concept includes a choice of fine dining menus and intimate settings, a private chef and flawless service.
The Anantara Spa offers distinctive pampering, beauty and wellness journeys from 16 luxurious treatment suites. Indulge in the revitalising traditional Thai Massage or sample one of Anantara Spa’s other signature treatments, such as the indigenous Arabian Massage.
Stylish indoor meeting and event venues with flexible layout options, as well as elegant outdoor spaces with magnificent views, cater for the needs of discerning business guests and inspired wedding celebrations.
Anantara is renowned for offering journeys rich with discovery in some of the world’s most exotic destinations, and Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa blends cultural elements from Anantara’s roots in Thailand with the international flair of one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.