Anantara to Expand its Portfolio in China With 2024 Opening

Anantara is heading to China’s Anji County in northwestern Zhejiang Province. A popular eco-tourism destination, Anji County is a three-hour drive from Shanghai and less than an hour’s drive from Zhejiang’s capital of Hangzhou.

Set against the backdrop of mountains and tea plantations, Anantara Anji is sprawled across 165 acres of land. The resort will have 162 guestrooms ranging from 570 to 2,325 square feet. The property will also have meeting facilities; an outdoor pool with bar; four restaurants offering Chinese and international cuisine; a fitness center; and a children’s activity zone. Anantara Spa, complete with healing and wellness facilities, and a Zen pavilion, will be available to help replenish guests’ health and wellbeing. Sustainable programs, such as tree-planting activities for the whole family, which will be organically integrated with the resort’s facilities, will also be on offer.

Guests will be able to enjoy a range of experiences nearby, including a visit to ancient temples and the residence of Wu Changshuo—a well-known painter, calligrapher and seal artist during the late Qing Period—which is adjacent to the resort. Anji is also home to one of the largest bamboo forests in the world, with over 60,000 hectares of bamboo groves containing over 40 different species. Guests can enjoy day trips to the bamboo forests, go on rafting adventures or harvest tea in the plantations nearby.

The resort has been designed by Meng Fanhao of Line+ Studio. Construction will commence in March 2022 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024. Anantara Anji will join Anantara Guiyang Resort in Guizhou Province and Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort in Yunnan Province as the brand’s third property in China.

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