Anantara to open two luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi this year

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, which is set to open in the 2nd quarter of 2012 is a new luxury five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi city, occupying a prime position along a 1.2 kilometre stretch of Abu Dhabi’s protected Eastern Mangroves District, situated 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi. The hotel consists of 222 hotel rooms and suites, six food and beverage outlets, including a Thai restaurant, an all day dining restaurant with live kitchens serving seafood, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, a pool bar, a shisha deck, a lobby lounge and a rooftop lounge providing views of the mangroves.

Also in Abu Dhabi, the group plans to open two luxury lodges on Sir Bani Yas Island, where Anantara already operates the Desert Islands Resort and Spa. Due to open in 2012, the two Lodges on Sir Bani Yas Island, Al Yamm and Al Sahel comprise of 30 luxury villas. Sir Bani Yas Stables, Desert Islands Water Sports Centre and Desert Islands Conference Centre are on schedule to open in the first half of 2012.

The equestrian centre will host five horses initially, with more to come in a second phase, and a riding ring, training ring, grass paddocks, sand paddocks and wildlife excursions.The sports centre will offer diving courses and a practice pool and a casual dining Bar & Grill.