Group overview: Minor Hotels to grow its portfolio by nearly 13,000 rooms [Infographic]
Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort (Photo: Anantara Hotels & Resorts)
Minor Hotels will expand its geographic footprint by 59 projects in the near future, according to the latest figures in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database, helped by rapid growth for the luxury Anantara Hotels & Resorts brand.
A quick review of our data shows that Minor has big plans for the coming years. We take an in-depth look at the company’s project pipeline.
Year-on-year portfolio growth
For the remainder of 2020, Minor Hotels plans 13 launches, which will bring 2,199 new rooms into play. By way of comparison, 17 openings with 3,807 rooms are currently earmarked for 2021.
Another 11 schemes are on the books for 2022, while 2023 and beyond will contribute at least 18 more hotels.
The company will focus on growing its five-star offering in particular, with 32 of its 59 ongoing projects falling into this luxury segment. The remaining 27 will be in the four-star category.
Minor Hotels’ key growth regions
APAC – where Minor Hotels is based – will get 20 new projects with 4,488 rooms alone, making it the company’s fastest growing region. The Middle East and Europe share second place with 13 more hotels each, delivering 3,380 and 2,695 additional keys respectively. Next up, Latin America will get eight new hotels with 1,340 rooms, while Minor will open four new properties in Africa and only one in North America.
When looking at national growth markets, the UAE and China take the lead with seven hotels under construction in each country, which will add 1,865 and 1,271 rooms respectively. Germany and Colombia are next in line, each with a pipeline of five new hotels, bringing 1,289 and 1,000 keys. Qatar, moreover, concludes the top-five country rankings with three openings and 748 rooms.
Anantara leads the way in hotel development terms
Anantara Hotels & Resorts will add 16 hotels and 3,157 rooms to its portfolio in the coming years, landing it top spot in our list of Minor Hotels’ fastest expanding brands. Avani comes in second place with 15 new properties but 4,382 rooms.
Meanwhile, NH Hotels will grow by ten hotels and 1,832 keys, with NH Collection getting seven new properties and 1,523 rooms. The new nhow brand will see five locations open, bringing 1,161 rooms, just ahead of Oaks Hotels & Resorts, which has four hotels with 669 rooms on the cards.
Top projects in Minor Hotels’ pipeline
Minor Hotels’ largest ongoing project is in Vietnam, our database indicates. The 615-room Avani Cam Ranh Resort & Villas will become a landmark destination once it opens its doors in late 2022. Spacious rooms and luxurious villas will invite guests to linger and relax in this tropical haven. What’s more, its all-day dining restaurant, specialty bistro and beach club will serve up delicious local and international fare.
Elsewhere, Avani Busan will be set in Korea’s rapidly developing East Busan Tourism Complex Zoning, which offers a vast range of shopping and entertainment options. Lotte Mall, a haven for shopping lovers with over 500 international and local brands, and the Lotte World theme park will both be only 250 metres from the hotel. For guests seeking a cultural experience, the world-famous Haedong Yonggungsa Buddhist temple is within walking distance. The 536-room hotel will open in Q2 2021.
Minor Hotels signed a deal with KTI Property to expand its rapidly growing Avani Hotels and Resorts brand to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia by Q1 2022. The property will be part of a mixed-use development complete with retail and office spaces, as well as a condominium complex. Guests will have access to a wide range of dining and entertainment options, many just steps away from the accommodation element. The 378-room Avani Kota Kinabalu will feature its own all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop pool and bar, as well as 855 sq m of meeting space.
Last but certainly not least, the 300-room Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort will offer pure luxury on the Arabian Gulf in a pristine eco-sanctuary by late 2021. As part of the new Mina Al Arab luxury development, a beachfront playground with a marina, waterfront cafes and boutiques, the resort will offer guest rooms, suites and overwater villas in Maldivian resort style. Guests can look forward to diving straight into the depths from their rooms and dining over the water at the resort’s signature Thai restaurant. Nature lovers, moreover, will relish the open terrain of Ras Al Khaimah, the nearby dunes and the mountain peak of Jebel Jais.
Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information contained in the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes the details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from the records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks active projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers new builds, extensions, refurbishment and conversions.