Thai hotel chain Anantara ramps up operations in Sri Lanka

Thai-based Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has invested 200 million US dollars to launch its luxury hotel brand, Anantara, in Sri Lanka.

Together with Hemas Holdings, MHG launched their first hotel – Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort – last December. The hotel is in pre-opening stage until March 15 this year.

The Sri Lankan-born chief executive officer of MHG Dillip Rajakarier was instrumental in bringing in Anantara to the island.

“It is extremely rewarding to bring the Anantara brand to Sri Lanka and I am confident that we will launch more hotels in the island nation over the coming years,” says Rajakarier in an interview with Daily News.MHG also plans to open their second hotel –Anantara Kalutara Resort– later this year. According to MHG, their target is to have 50 Anantara hotels around the world by 2020, from 36 now. Great investment opportunity

Talking about the decision to invest in the hotel sector of Sri Lanka, Rajakarier says they saw a great investment opportunity in Sri Lanka to expand their flagship brand – the “ultra-luxurious” Anantara.

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