Basma Group and Arada have signed a management agreement with Minor Hotels to bring to Sharjah the first Anantara-branded hospitality resort, Anantara Sharjah Resort.
Scheduled to open in mid-2020, Anantara Sharjah Resort is located on a prime beachfront, about 15 minutes away from Sharjah International Airport.
The 233-key Anantara Sharjah Resort will feature deluxe rooms and luxury suites. Moreover, it boasts a pier-located specialty restaurant, a male and female spa and wellness center, a kid’s club, a swimming pool, and a ballroom equipped to host 540-person banquets.
HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of Basma Group and Arada, said: “Anantara is one of the world’s most prestigious luxury hotel brands, and this new property marks yet another hospitality milestone for Sharjah.
“We’re looking forward to launching the Anantara Sharjah Resort in 2020, and delivering on our commitment to providing exceptional new destinations to the residents of Sharjah, as well as tourists to our fast-growing emirate.”
Dillip Rajakarier, the chief executive officer of Minor Hotels, added: “Anantara is very well established in the Middle East market, and adding a resort in Sharjah is a great opportunity to further extend the brand in the region and reach new markets. We look forward to working with Basma Group and Arada to bring the new resort to market, and to ensure its success as one of the leading hotels in the emirate.”
While the resort is co-owned by both Basma Group and Arada, Arada will also be responsible for the developer-management role in the property’s delivery.