Thailand-headquartered Minor Hotels has signed a management agreement with Basma Group and Arada for a new Anantara resort in the UAE emirate of Sharjah.
The $140m, 233-room Anantara Sharjah Resort will feature a selection of deluxe rooms and luxury suites at a prime beachfront location when it opens in mid 2020.
Among the food and beverage options will be a specialty dining restaurant located on a pier.
Other facilities include a male and female spa and wellness centre, a kids’ club, a swimming pool and a ballroom able to accommodate up to 540 guests.
Sharjah-based Basma Group and developer Arada will jointly own the hotel, with Arada managing its construction.
“There is a huge opportunity within the luxury segment in this fast-growing destination and we are confident that Anantara will be well received within the market,” said Minor International founder and chairman William E. Heinecke.
The property adds to 39 other Anantara’s globally including two in the UAE, two in Oman and one in Qatar.
The brand also has other properties under development in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.