Anantara Hotels and Resorts announces stunning new-build

Posted in Future, News on 29 May, 2022

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, is expanding its Thailand footprint with the addition of Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort slated to open in December 2022.

Occupying a tranquil space on the water’s edge, the 148-key Anantara Koh Yao Yai offers a pristine island getaway. One- and two-bedroom beachfront pool villas sit on the beach.

Spacious suites housed in four low-rise buildings, all with ocean views, overlook a freeform swimming pool, start at 90 square metres, with signature Deluxe Seaview Suites promising deep relaxation with a colour palette of soft indigo, muted ultramarine and sandy tones. Eight 366 square-metre Seaview Pool Penthouses offer two floors of ultimate luxury with one also housing a stunning glass bottom swimming pool. Each penthouse has a large outdoor entertainment area

In the bright and airy Grand Seaview Family Suites, the youngest guests will find a thrilling playground inside the room with their very own slide and play area, as well as two-tiered bunk beds. Meanwhile, nestled amid blooming gardens are 170-square-metre Lagoon Pool Villas that come with a private plunge pool, wooden sundeck, outdoor dining area and a host of luxury amenities.

When completed, Anantara Koh Yao Yai’s recreational facilities will include a family pool with a kids-only splash area and a large indoor-outdoor kids’ club, intimate meeting spaces, a state of the art fitness centre and a water sports centre. In addition to extensive wet facilities such as a hydro pool and hammam.

“The announcement of this latest addition to our Thailand collection of resorts, developed in partnership with Soraya Development, sends a clear signal about our commitment to the industry,” said Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels. “With travel and hospitality sectors in Thailand and elsewhere set for a rebound, destinations like Koh Yao Yai that combine seclusion, easy access to pristine nature and authentic local experiences, are destined to benefit from a surge in demand with global travellers.”

“We are extremely excited to partner with Minor Hotels and to launch the first Anantara in the Phang Nga Bay area,” commented Mr. Sornkom Kitprasan, President, Soraya Development Company Limited. “This project was created with passion. I have given consideration to each detail of each workpiece since its inception. There was overwhelming interest from experienced operators vying to acquire the right to manage this unique project, but we chose Anantara Hotels and Resorts due to its stellar reputation and experience as a five-star luxury global hospitality brand.”

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning hotels and resorts located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Portugal and Spain, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

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