Anantara Hotels aims to manage 50 hotels by 2015

Currently it manages 20 hotels across Asia; Has signed up 2 new properties in Mahabalipuram & Varanasi in India

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Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa has set its target to aggresively expand across Asia & manage 50 properties by 2105. Part of the Minor Hotel group, it currently manages 20 hotels & resorts across Asia Pacific including 10 properties in Thailand.

The Anantara Experience was born in 2001, with the launch of the first Anantara Resort in Thailand's historic seaside resort enclave of Hua Hin.  Since then, it has brought the Anantara Experience to Thailand's far northern Golden Triangle region, with the unique and world-renowned Anantara Elephant Camp experience, and to the island of Samui, offering an immersion in the rich culture of southern Thailand.

In 2006, the Anantara Experience went global, with the launch of Anantara Maldives, providing guests with the opportunity to live the fantasy of a truly remote desert island getaway. It further expanded its presence to destinations across Asia and the Middle East, including Vietnam, Bali, Phuket and Abu Dhabi.

At a recent roadshow held at Mumbai & New Delhi, Mr. Michael Marshall - Sr VP Commercial Operations said, "We currently have 10 properties in Thailand with 3 of them being in Bangkok. We have launched a new property at Sanya, China two weeks ago & plan to launch one in Sichuan & Dubai by next week. We have already signed up 2 properties in India at Mahabalipuram & Varanasi. We are looking to expand further".

Speaking exclusively to Traveltechie, Mr. Shannon Creado - India Head of Operations said, "We plan to target the MICE, Weddings & Honeymoon segment of travellers as we offer niche & exotic destination experiences. We offer unique experiences such as 'Dining by Design' concept at select locations where the guests can have the chef at their villa & get to taste food exclisively prepared for them."

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