Minor Signs Luxury Anantara Resort on Slopes of
Mount Kuaiji in Shaoxing, China
Minor Hotels, together with its joint venture partner in
China - Funyard Minor JV, has signed an
Anantara resort in northeastern Zhejiang Province.
Perched on the slopes of Mount Kuaiji, the luxury Anantara Shaoxing
Resort is being developed
in partnership with Shaoxing Lan Ruo Lake Real Estate Development
Co., Ltd. and will be the first internationally-branded resort in the
city of Shaoxing when it opens in 2024.
“Shaoxing is a key city for the integrated
development of the south coast of Hangzhou Bay. It has a vital
strategic position, with plans in place to link it up with
Hangzhou, Ningbo and, eventually, Shanghai,” said Sam Gao,
President of Funyard Minor JV Co., (China). “The city’s tourism
industry is an important pillar of the province’s economic
development plans, and the arrival of Anantara fills a gap in the
luxury hospitality and wellness segment and ensures Shaoxing is on
track to achieve broader development goals.”
The Anantara Shaoxing Resort will form the core of
Taoyuanli Health and Wellness Town – an integrated mixed-use
community featuring landscaped courtyards, playgrounds,
restaurants, organic supermarkets, communal dining
and comprehensive health and wellness facilities for all ages.
The design of the 120-key Anantara Shaoxing is
inspired by a multi-deck luxury yacht, with clusters of low-rise
buildings cascading towards the Lanruo Lake.
to guest rooms and suites, the property will feature an
all-day dining restaurant, a tearoom serving a variety of
blends from around the coutnry, a specialty restaurant, and a 700-square-metre banquet
The wellness-centric resort will promote health and
wellbeing through natural immersion, with facilities ranging from
a hot spring-fed outdoor swimming pool and a water landscape
platform to Anantara Spa complete with yoga rooms and fitness centre.
A special concert area, art gallery and secluded library
will further add to the sensory experience.
Anantara guests will be able to spend time
exploring local farms, hiking along scenic trails, as well as
enjoying a spot of off-roading, wall climbing, or playing
Guests will also be able to visit the variety of clinics
available in the Taoyuanli Health and Wellness Town, specialising
in traditional Chinese and Western medicine and offers diagnostic
tests, chronic disease management, lifestyle risk factor
reduction, longevity, telemedicine services and more.
“Eastern China has always been an important market
for Minor Hotels. Shaoxing is blessed with rich cultural heritage
and pristine nature, making it an attractive tourist destination,”
said Mr. Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International
and CEO of Minor Hotels. “Anantara’s reputation and know-how in
creating meaningful, nature-integrated experiences for the luxury
traveller is crucial to the successful development of the city and
the region as a whole.”
Anantara Shaoxing Resort along with the recently
announced Anantra Anji Resort will join Anantara Guiyang Resort in
Guizhou Province and Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort in Yunnan
Province as the brand’s fourth property in China.
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