Minor Hotels to open Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel

Minor Hotels to open Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel

Opening July 2022, Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel will have a dedicated wellness floor

Minor Hotels has announced an upcoming addition to its Anantara portfolio in the UAE. Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel will be the brand’s third hotel in Dubai when it opens on 1 July 2022.

The property, which is owned by Aujan Group Holding, will have meeting and events spaces, car parking and 252 guest rooms and suites, each with views of either Burj Khalifa, the Dubai skyline or the hotel pool.

A dedicated wellness floor will include an Anantara Spa, gym and swimming pool

The hotel will occupy a pre-existing property. Anantara’s experiences and luxury touch points will gradually be introduced over the coming months, and a series of property enhancements will commence later in 2022.

The addition of this hotel is part of the brand’s strategic expansion into Dubai, adding to the existing global portfolio of city hotels, including Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel, Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel and, most recently added, Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.


Minor Hotels kicked off 2022 in the UAE with a record-breaking first quarter performance across its multi-brand hotel portfolio. The addition of a third Anantara in Dubai in one of the busiest and highest performing areas of the emirate, should strengthen the group’s position in the country.

Minor Hotels currently operates eight properties in Dubai across its Anantara, Avani and Oaks brands.

Minor Hotels will add a fourth brand into the mix in Q4, with the launch of NH Dubai The Palm

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently has a portfolio of 529 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, said: “We are pleased to grow our strategic partnership with Aujan Group Holding to bring Minor Hotels’ luxury Anantara brand to the downtown area of Dubai. The continued expansion of Anantara into strategic global capitals – including Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bangkok, Rome and Amsterdam – is positioning the brand as a key player in urban hubs.”

Abdulla Aujan, executive chairman of Aujan Group Holding, added: “We are delighted to further extend our partnership with the Minor Hotels and are particularly excited to add another Anantara to our portfolio.  With a positioning towards luxury urban business and leisure, we think that the brand has great potential to take advantage of developing customer trends.”

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