Minor Hotel Group has announced the development of their Anantara Desaru Resort in Malaysia. It is a joint venture with Malaysian partner, Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd. (TAR&H), a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad.
MHG’s shareholding of the 242 million MYR (USD 58 million) project is 60%, with TAR&H holding 40%.
Minor Hotel Group are hotel owners, operators and investors, currently with a portfolio of 135 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Scheduled to open in 2018, the new Anantara Desaru Resort & Villas will be located in Desaru Coast, a resort area located at Malaysia’s south-eastern tip in Johor Bahru and spans over 3,900 acres along a pristine 17 kilometre beachfront facing the South China Sea.
It is in close proximity to Iskandar Malaysia and is easily accessible, 45-minutes from Senai International Airport and a two-hour drive from Singapore. Additionally visitors from Singapore can travel to Desaru Coast by ferry followed by a short drive.
Facilities will include:
- 103-room resort with deluxe guest rooms and villas
- 20 three- and four-bedroom villas
- Restaurants and bars
- Two swimming pools
- Lounge and observation bar
- Kids’ and teens’ clubs
- Meeting rooms
- A gym
- Anantara Spa
- Watersport facilities available
Local attractions will include:
- Two championship golf courses (27-hole Ernie Els and 18-hole Vijay Singh)
- A water adventure park
- A waterfront retail village
- Conference centre
- Additional world-class hotels and resorts