Minor Signs Anantara Resort in Water Village of
NEOM, Saudi Arabia
Minor Hotels has signed an Anantara resort in
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Thailand-based hotel owner, operator and
investor, currently has a portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in
The Anantara resort will be located in Trojena, a new
year-round mountain destination in NEOM, 50 kilometres from the
Gulf of Aqaba coast. The hotel will be located in the Water
Village, part of the Valley Cluster of Trojena.
Currently under development, The Valley will be home to three developments with a 2.8 kilometre
long man-made fresh-water lake at its heart.
With an elevation up to 2,600 metres high, Trojena
will be home to the Gulf’s first outdoor ski resort, staging
world-class sporting events, art exhibitions, concerts and
Like the rest of NEOM, Trojena will be powered by
renewable energy while sustainably protecting the region's rich
cultural and environmental heritage.
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.”
The new 270-key Anantara resort will offer a
selection of guest rooms and suites, including some with private
pools, and all with spectacular lake or mountain views.
Facilities will include two specialty restaurants,
choice of meeting and event spaces, an all-day dining restaurant
with a show kitchen, a café and high tea lounge, a rooftop majlis
café, an extensive spa with separate male and female wet areas and
treatment rooms plus multiple hammams, a fitness centre, an
infinity pool with mountain and lake views, a star gazing deck, an
outdoor cinema, kids and teens clubs, and a sports and activity
pavilion with a wide range of activities including padel tennis,
camel and horse riding, as well as guided walks around the lake
and mountain area.
“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,”
said Philip Gullett, Executive Director and Region Head at Trojena.
Trojena is expected to welcome visitors and new
residents in late 2026 and will host the Asian Winter Games in
The destination is accessible via NEOM
International Airport, where travelers can connect with key
regional and international cities. In the future it will also be
linked to NEOM’s high-speed rail network.