Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas plans to open a new property in China’s Anji County in northwestern Zhejiang Province.

Anji County is located a three-hour drive from Shanghai and less than an hour’s drive from Zheijiang’s capital of Hangzhou. The area aims to be an “ecology-friendly city” and is home to one of the largest natural bamboo forests in the world with over 60,000 hectares of bamboo groves containing 40 different species.

Located on 165 acres of land with a backdrop of the Emerald mountains and tea plantations, the hotel will house 162 rooms ranging from 53-216 sqm. Facilities will include state-of-the-art meeting facilities, an outdoor swimming pool with bar, four international restaurants, a fitness centre, spa and wellness facilities and children’s activity zone.

Sustainable programmes will include tree planting activities, and day trips to the area’s famous bamboo forests.

The hotel will be designed by Meng Fanhao of Line+ Studio, with construction set to commence next month and due to be complete by the end of 2024.

Anantara already operates properties in the Guizhou and Yunnan provinces.

The group is continuing its expansion in Europe with the addition of hotels in Amsterdam, Dublin and Nice.