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Minor Hotel Group continues expansion in the UAE

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Minor Hotel Groups has announced it will be adding to its 145-property portfolio with the addition of two new hotels in the UAE; Anantara Jebel Dhanna and AVANI Jebel Dhanna in Abu Dhbai. Development is set to begin shortly and both are scheduled to open in 2018. Aecom has been appointed as the lead architecture and interior design consultant for the project.

Jebel Dhanna is located along the coastal area of the Al Gharbia region in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, close to the ferry departure point for Sir Bani Yas Island. Anantara Jebel Dhanna Villas will have a total of 60 keys across three villa types: 20 One-Bedroom Villas, 38 Two-Bedroom Villas and two impressive Three-Bedroom Villas. The new Anantara will offer two restaurants and a pool bar, a gym, a swimming pool and an Anantara Spa.

The neighbouring AVANI Jebel Dhanna Hotel will have 230 keys across two different room types: 170 Deluxe Rooms and 60 Superior Rooms including a kitchenette. Facilities at the AVANI will include multiple dining options, a gym and a swimming pool. Shared facilities will include flexible meeting and banqueting space, a kid’s club and outdoor recreation areas.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group, commented, “Minor Hotel Group is already well established in Abu Dhabi through our existing Anantara portfolio in the city, desert and on Sir Bani Yas Island and we are excited to today announce the first AVANI in Abu Dhabi, to be developed alongside what will be our sixth Anantara. We are looking forward to partnering with Dhabi Contracting in this exciting new project.”

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Minor Hotels signs Anantara Ubud Bali Resort

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Minor Hotel Group has announced its 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 $41 million development. Scheduled to open in 2019, the new-build Anantara Ubud will offer a total of 70 guest offerings including suites and pool villas, several restaurants, a bar and pool lounge, meeting facilities, a gym and a spa. In addition 30 Anantara branded residences will be developed within the resort.

Anantara Ubud Bali Resort

Artist’s rendering of the Anantara Ubud Bali Resort

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, commented, “We are thrilled to be announcing our third Anantara resort in Bali. We are confident in the longevity of the island as a hugely popular tourism destination and the addition of Anantara Ubud will perfectly complement our existing resorts. We are looking forward to working closely with PT Wijaya Karya Realty going forward during the development of this new resort.”

MHG operates two Anantara resorts in Bali – Anantara Seminyak and Anantara Uluwatu – and an Anantara Vacation Club property. In addition there are currently two further properties under development which will see the debut of MHG’s AVANI and Oaks brands to the island.

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Minor Hotel Group completes acquisition of Portugal’s Tivoli portfolio

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Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has announced the completion of the final stage of its acquisition of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, a well-known Portugal-based brand with 14 properties across Portugal and Brazil. The acquisition of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, which totals €294 million (£228 million), not only marks MHG’s strategic entry into Europe and Latin America, but also provides the group with a strong operating platform to drive further growth in those markets.

This represents the largest-ever hospitality transaction in Portugal and is a highly lucrative acquisition for MHG. The acquisition not only adds strong earnings underpinned by valuable hotel assets, but is also well-timed to capitalise on recent strong growth in Portugal’s tourism market.

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Dillip Rajakarier, COO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotel Group, commented, “We are excited to add Tivoli to Minor Hotel Group’s portfolio of hotel brands. With over 80 years of history, the Tivoli brand brings with it a rich heritage, a highly experienced team and a deeply loyal customer base. The Tivoli acquisition further cements MHG’s position as a world-class hotel operator, with a portfolio now extending to Europe and South America. Looking forward, we have already planned further investment into the Tivoli hotel assets and its operating and distribution infrastructure to realise the full potential of this strategic investment.”

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The Tivoli acquisition is the latest in a series of international investments by Minor Hotel Group as part of its long term diversification strategy, which over the last two years has seen the group invest over $550 million (£378 million) in hotel projects in Southern and East Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and Europe. These investments include, in addition to Tivoli, a joint venture with Sun International, new hotel projects in Australia and Malaysia and investments with existing joint venture partners Rani Investment and Elewana Collection in Southern and East Africa.

With these additional Tivoli hotels, MHG’s overall hotel portfolio now totals 145 properties across 22 countries. Tivoli is a member of Global Hotel Alliance, to which three of MHG’s existing brands — Anantara, AVANI and PER AQUUM — also belong.