MHG awards contracts for two new hotel projects development in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 5th April 2016

Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has awarded contracts for the development of two new hotel projects - Anantara Jebel Dhanna and Avani Jebel Dhanna - in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Aecom, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, and Dhabi Contracting have been appointed as the lead architecture and interior design consultant for the project.

The work on Anantara Jebel Dhanna and Avani Jebel Dhanna will begin soon and is scheduled for opening in 2018.

Jebel Dhanna is located along the coastal area of the Al Gharbia region in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, close to the ferry departure point for Sir Bani Yas Island, 240 km from Abu Dhabi city and 360 km from Doha (Qatar) and 125 km from the border of Saudi Arabia.

The Jebel Dhanna peninsula is relatively under-developed, with a royal palace bordering the new hotel developments and an industrial area close by. To the south east is Ruwais Industrial Zone and a neighbouring residential area, which will provide substantial demand for the two new properties, it said.

Anantara Jebel Dhanna Villas will have a total of 60 keys across three villa types: 20 one-bedroom villas, 38 two-bedroom villas and two impressive three-bedroom villas. The new Anantara will offer two restaurants and a pool bar, a gym, a swimming pool and an Anantara Spa.

The neighbouring Avani Jebel Dhanna Hotel will have 230 keys across two different room types: 170 deluxe rooms and 60 superior rooms including a kitchenette. Other facilities will include multiple dining options, a gym and a swimming pool.

Shared facilities will include flexible meeting and banqueting space, a kid’s club and outdoor recreation areas.

Anantara, a luxury hospitality brand, currently has 35 hotels and resorts in 11 countries. Anantara celebrated its 15th birthday in March this year. Launched in 2011, Avani is a vibrant upscale brand offering relaxed comfort and contemporary style in city and resort destinations, according to Tradearabia news report.

Minor Hotel Group CEO Dillip Rajakarier said: "We are already well established in Abu Dhabi through our existing Anantara portfolio in the city, desert and on Sir Bani Yas Island and we are excited to today announce the first Avani in Abu Dhabi, to be developed alongside what will be our sixth Anantara."

"We are looking forward to partnering with Dhabi Contracting in this exciting new project," he added.

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