Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor with a current portfolio of 145 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across the globe, has announced its continued expansion in South East Asia with the development of Anantara Ubud Bali Resort.
MHG has formed a 50/50 joint venture with Indonesia-based PT Wijaya Karya Realty on this $41.4m development. Scheduled to open in 2019, the new-build Anantara Ubud will offer a total of 70 keys including suites and pool villas, several restaurants, a bar and pool lounge, meeting facilities, a gym and a spa. In addition to this, 30 Anantara branded residences will be developed within the resort.
Bali is one of South East Asia’s key tourism destinations, with tourist arrivals growing annually over the past decade. The popular town of Ubud is located in the island’s uplands and is well known as the centre of Balinese culture and home to many of the region’s artisans. The surrounding rainforest and terraced rice paddies, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, are amongst Bali’s most iconic landscapes.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, comments: “We are thrilled to be announcing our third Anantara resort in Bali. We are confident in the longevity of the island as a hugely popular tourism destination and the addition of Anantara Ubud will perfectly complement our existing resorts. We are looking forward to working closely with PT Wijaya Karya Realty going forward during the development of this new resort.”
“Wika Realty is very proud to be involved in this joint project, particularly in working with Minor Hotel Group, which has a good reputation internationally and extensive experience in operating and managing hotels. Hence, we are confident that Anantara Ubud will achieve its success, assisted by the strategic location in Bali,” adds Imam Sudiyono, president director of PT Wijaya Karya Realty.
MHG operates two Anantara resorts in Bali – Anantara Seminyak and Anantara Uluwatu – and an Anantara Vacation Club property. There are currently two further properties under development which will see the debut of MHG’s AVANI and Oaks brands to the island.