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Minor Hotels, an international hotel owner, operator and investor, has reached an agreement to develop a new 270-key resort under its Anantara brand in Trojena, the unique year-round mountain destination within Saudi futuristic city NEOM.

Situated at the heart of NEOM, 50 km from the Gulf of Aqaba coast, and with a high elevation up to 2,600m, Trojena will be home to the Gulf’s first outdoor ski resort, staging world-class sporting events and redefining luxury living and travel offerings as a global sanctuary of well-being.

With a mountain landscape and surrounded by nature, the Anantara resort will be located in Trojena’s Water Village, part of the Valley Cluster of Trojena.

Currently under development, The Valley is an aspirational Trojena district which will be home to three developments with a 2.8km-long man-made fresh-water lake at its heart. 

The Water Village will deliver exclusive residential, hospitality, and commercial experiences and will house many retail and dining opportunities in what will be an exclusive and extravagant resort-living destination, it stated.

Curating personal travel experiences for discerning travellers with a wide scope of interests, the Anantara will be home to a multitude of facilities, including a vast Anantara Spa, a spectacular infinity pool with mountain and lake views, a star gazing deck and an outdoor cinema.

It will also boast a sports and activity pavilion with a wide range of activities including padel tennis, camel and horse riding, and guided walks around the lake and mountain area, said the statement from Minor Hotels.

The resort will be accessible via helicopter, with its own on-site helipad, while meeting and events spaces will attract corporate and special events, it added. 

Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, said: "We are thrilled to announce that a luxury Anantara property will soon be under development in the incredibly exciting new destination of Trojena, part of NEOM."

"Trojena is the perfect location for Anantara to bring its heartfelt hospitality and trademark take on authentic, indigenous luxury and we look forward to working with the team at NEOM to bring this new property to fruition within this aspirational new destination," he stated.
Philip Gullett, Executive Director and Region Head, said Trojena redefines the understanding of year-long ultra-luxury hospitality and mountain tourism. 
"With the addition of the Anantara in our iconic Water Village, we will be elevating the travel experience for discerning guests. The Anantara will serve as a luxurious sanctuary along the edge of Trojena’s new lake, situated in a region that will offer the Gulf's first outdoor ski resort and where world-class sporting events, art exhibitions, concerts, and cultural festivals will be staged," observed Gullett.
Chris Newman, Executive Director of NEOM Hotel Development, said Anantara has become synonymous with striking a harmonious balance between luxury and nature to offer guests a truly remarkable and indigenous experience. 
"In parallel, they have been instrumental in successfully positioning and developing many new aspiring destinations around the world. We look forward to collaborating with Minor Hotels and Trojena on this new and exciting journey as one team," he added.-TradeArabia News Service