Anantara to build first resort in China

7 Oct 2009

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced that it will build its first resort in China, a beachfront property on the Luhuitou Peninsula at the southernmost tip of Hainan Island.

The Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa will comprise 128 guestrooms and 20 pool villas. It is expected to open at the end of 2010. The property will be built on a prime beach location, as the Luhuitou Peninsula is renowned for a coastline that stretches for more than 1,000m. Near the complex is Luhuitou Park, a hilltop attraction that provides panoramic views of the seas and mountains.

In the past few years, Sanya on Hainan Island has become a destination to be reckoned with and a number of major hotel brands has established their presence there.

“It is our strong intention to provide guests with a unique collection of resort experiences in the world’s most sought-after destinations, unified by our philosophy for passionate, authentic exploration,” said William Heinecke, CEO of Minor International, owner of the Anantara brand.  “We look forward to realising this aspirational promise at Anantara Sanya and for all forthcoming openings.”

Heinecke added that the hotel chain will soon sign for another China-based property located in Shanghai. The group is planning to open several resorts in the country over the next few years.

At present, Anantara is eyeing the development of at least five new properties in the next two years. It is targetting to open up to 40 resorts in Asia, Africa and the Middle East over the next 10 years.

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Gigi Onag

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