Minor Hotels to develop a new Anantara resort in Zanzibar

The newly signed 181-key Anantara Zanzibar Resort will be located on the northern coast of Zanzibar island in Tanzania.

The new resort is expected to launch in 2027 with a collection of luxury villas and suites, as many as six restaurants and bars, a spa, and multiple pools.

Growth across Africa

Minor Hotels, and the Anantara brand, have been selected by the owning company, Dubai-based Infinity Group, to manage this new resort, which is currently under development.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels and Group CEO of parent company Minor International, commented: “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.”

“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, said: “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.”

Leisure and extended stays

The new-built resort will encompass 37 luxury suites, 73 one- and two-bedroom sea view villas with private pools, and a luxurious presidential villa. For guests looking to stay in apartment-style accommodation for extended periods, the resort will also be home to 38 one-bedroom apartments, 19 two-bedroom apartments, eight three-bedroom apartments, and five penthouses.

All designed to combine Anantara’s luxury style with local influence, these accommodation options and the resort’s public areas will be positioned around an array of water features, including private pools, while also affording lagoon views.

Of the resort’s six restaurants and bars, guests can expect an all-day dining destination, specialty beach grill, beach club bar, delicatessen cafe, tiki bar and pool bar. Other amenities will span an Anantara Spa, a water sports club, lagoon pool, library, kids’ and teens’ clubs. Meeting and event space will include a business centre and executive lounge.