Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel to Debut July 1

Minor Hotels has announced an upcoming addition to its Anantara portfolio in the United Arab Emirates. Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel will be the brand’s third property when it joins the portfolio on July 1. The property, which is owned by Aujan Group Holding, has 252 guestrooms and suites, a range of food and beverage options, a dedicated wellness floor including a spa, gym and swimming pool, and meeting and events spaces.

The hotel is centrally located amidst Dubai’s Downtown and Business Bay areas and is close to DIFC, the city’s financial district. It offers easy access to Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera and Museum of the Future. Minor Hotels plans to position Anantara Downtown Dubai as a lifestyle hub with a range of F&B outlets and an Anantara Spa with Thai treatments giving a nod to the brand’s Thai roots, besides additional wellness offerings. A series of property enhancements is set to begin later this year.

The addition of this hotel is part of the brand’s strategic expansion, adding to the existing portfolio of city hotels, including Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and the growing portfolio of properties in Europe, including Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel, Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel and Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.

Abdulla Aujan, executive chairman of Aujan Group Holding, commented, “We are delighted to further extend our partnership with the Minor Hotels and are particularly excited to add another Anantara to our portfolio. With a positioning towards luxury urban business and leisure, we think that the brand has great potential to take advantage of developing customer trends.”

Minor Hotels currently operates a total of eight properties in Dubai across its Anantara, Avani and Oaks brands, and will add a fourth brand into the mix in Q4, with the launch of NH Dubai The Palm.

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