Minor Hotels expands Anantara pipeline with Zanzibar signing


Minor Hotels has announced the signing of a new Anantara resort to be developed in Zanzibar. 

Located on the northern coast of Zanzibar Island, the group will launch the 181-key Anantara Zanzibar Resort in 2027. 

The newbuild property, owned by Dubai-based Infinity Group, will comprise 37 luxury suites, one presidential villa, and 73 one- and two-bedroom sea view villas with private pools. The resort will also include 38 one-bedroom apartments, 19 two-bedroom apartments, eight three-bedroom penthouse apartments and five penthouses. 

All accommodation and public areas will be finished with contemporary décor, while the resort will be arranged around calming water features, with pools and lagoon access.

Six F&B venues will offer a range of culinary experiences, including all-day destination dining, a speciality beach grill, beach club bar and a gourmet delicatessen café, as well as a themed tikki bar and al fresco pool bar. Further amenities will take the form of a spa, gym and water sports club, in addition to a lagoon pool and library. Meeting and event spaces will also be created alongside an executive lounge and a business centre. 

Minor Hotels Anantara Zanzibar

“We are delighted to add Anantara Zanzibar Resort to our pipeline of luxury properties under development in Africa, along with the recently announced Anantara Kafue River Tented Camp in Zambia,” says Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels and Group CEO of parent company Minor International. “We look forward to these new properties joining our Anantara portfolio on the continent in Mozambique, Zambia and Tunisia. Working in collaboration with Infinity Group, we believe this is an excellent opportunity to grow our hospitality footprint in Zanzibar, which is long recognised as Tanzania’s oceanside destination of choice.” 

Samuel Saba, Chairman of Infinity Group and CEO of Infinity Developments, adds: “Infinity Developments is proud to be working with Minor Hotels, and the Anantara Brand. The Anantara Zanzibar Resort will redefine the standard of luxury hospitality in Zanzibar. We are confident that the synergy between the Minor and Infinity teams will bring about a distinctive and enhanced experience for all who visit this spectacular island from 2027, and many years to come.”

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