Get ready for a touch of Santorini in the United Arab Emirates as Minor Hotels unveils its latest gem – the Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat. This luxurious resort, with 22 keys, is set to open its doors in the fourth quarter of 2023. Located in Ghantoot, an idyllic coastal enclave nestled midway between the bustling cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the Anantara Santorini promises a serene escape with views of the pristine Arabian Gulf. Its strategic location places it just a 25-minute drive from Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport and a 35-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
A Slice of Greece in the U.A.E.
What sets the Anantara Santorini apart is its homage to the architectural charm of its namesake Greek island. Low-lying white buildings, reminiscent of the iconic structures in Santorini, house a collection of accommodations with generously spacious interiors, private terraces, and captivating sea vistas. You’ll find yourself immersed in a world of elegance and tranquility.
Luxurious Amenities for Unforgettable Experiences
This retreat doesn’t just offer luxurious rooms; it creates unforgettable experiences. Guests can soak up the sun on the resort’s private beach, take a dip in the outdoor pool with enchanting views of the Gulf, or enjoy movie nights in the indoor cinema with an option for late-night screenings. For those seeking true relaxation, bespoke spa treatments can be savored in private beachside cabanas, ensuring the ultimate pampering experience. If you desire round-the-clock assistance, a 24-hour butler service will be at your beck and call.
Culinary Delights Inspired by the Region
Indulge your taste buds in the culinary wonders of the region at Anantara Santorini. The resort boasts a restaurant dedicated to the heritage of the area, showcasing local ingredients and spices. You can savor the delights of Greece at the ocean-side restaurant, which promises a gastronomic journey like no other. For those who enjoy a tipple or two, a well-stocked bar offers a range of beverages to quench your thirst and elevate your dining experiences.
With this exciting launch, Minor Hotels is expanding its presence in the Middle East, adding to its collection of eight Anantara hotels and resorts in the U.A.E. and a total of 11 across the region. In total, the group boasts 26 properties spanning five distinct brands. And the story doesn’t end here; the pipeline is brimming with upcoming projects, including properties in the U.A.E. and Qatar, with new openings on the horizon in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.