Minor Hotels has confirmed that it will open an Anantara branded property in Saudi Arabia within the upcoming Trojena development, the year-round mountain destination in NEOM.

The 270-key Anantara resort will offer a selection of guest rooms and suites, some with private pools, and each of them offering either lake or mountain views.

Dining options at the property will include two specialty restaurants, an all-day dining restaurant with a show kitchen, a café and high tea lounge, in addition to a rooftop majlis café.

As for its amenities, the property will include an Anantara Spa with separate male and female wet areas and treatment rooms plus multiple hammams, a fitness centre, an infinity pool with mountain and lake views, a star gazing deck, an outdoor cinema, a kids’ clubs, and a sports and activity pavilion where guests can take part in a wide range of activities including padel tennis, camel and horse riding, and guided walks around the area.

Guests can also access the property via helicopter, with the resort featuring its own on-site helipad. The resort’s meeting and events spaces will likely attract corporate guests and host special events.

The Anantara resort will be located in the Water Village, part of the Valley Cluster of Trojena.

Currently under development, The Valley will be home to three developments with a 2.8km long man-made fresh-water lake at its heart. The Water Village will deliver exclusive residential, hospitality, and commercial experiences and feature several retail and dining options.

“Trojena redefines the understanding of year-long ultra-luxury hospitality and mountain tourism. With the addition of the Anantara in our iconic Water Village, we will be elevating the travel experience for discerning guests. The Anantara will serve as a luxurious sanctuary along the edge of Trojena’s new lake, situated in a region that will offer the Gulf’s first outdoor ski resort and where world-class sporting events, art exhibitions, concerts, and cultural festivals will be staged,” said Philip Gullett, executive director and region head at Trojena.

Plans are being drawn up for Trojena to welcome its first guests in late 2026, and it will also host the Asian Winter Games in 2029. It can be accessed via NEOM International airport and will subsequently be linked to NEOM’s high-speed rail network. As is the case within the rest of NEOM, Trojena will be powered by renewable energy.

In October last year, Ennismore was the first hospitality company to confirm its entry into Trojena. It said that it will open its 25 Hours Hotels and Morgans Originals properties in Trojena.

This year, General Hotel Management (GHM) has signed an agreement with Neom Hotel Development to manage the Chedi Trojena, while a few weeks later Collective Retreats said that it too would open a sustainability-focused property in Trojena by 2026 called Collective Trojena.


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