In the tranquil embrace of Ghantoot’s pristine coastline, a haven of luxury and serenity is set to open its doors at the United Arab Emirates. Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat, an exquisite addition to Minor Hotels’ illustrious portfolio, is nestled halfway between the urban vibrancy of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Surrounded by uninterrupted views of the shimmering Arabian Gulf, this retreat is a sanctuary for the soul, far from the bustling city life, yet conveniently accessible.
Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO Minor International and CEO Minor Hotels, voiced his anticipation, “This will be an exciting new addition to our luxury portfolio of properties across the United Arab Emirates. With a fantastic location equidistant between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, this ultra-private property offers exceptional facilities for full buy-outs, especially those seeking an intimate boutique experience unlike anywhere else in the UAE.“
With just 22 keys, the retreat exudes an air of exclusivity, offering a tranquil escape for those yearning for a bespoke luxury experience. The architectural elegance of the resort mirrors the iconic charm of Santorini, where low-lying white edifices blend seamlessly with the azure skies and crystalline waters. Within this sanctuary, guests are enveloped in spacious interiors, adorned with refined décor and soft, neutral furnishings, unveiling a haven of understated luxury.
Located a short journey from both Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport, the Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi offers an escape that feels worlds away, yet is anchored close to the heartbeat of the two major cities. The property extends an invitation to indulge in a myriad of experiences, from the serenity of the private beach to the expansive outdoor pool that overlooks the tranquil Gulf.
A journey of culinary discovery awaits, as guests savor the flavors of the region in an elegant restaurant where local ingredients and spices are showcased. An ocean-side eatery serves Grecian delicacies, honoring the property’s namesake. Evenings are best spent at the bar, where an assortment of beverages and inventive cocktails grace the menu, accompanied by the subtle beats of a DJ crafting an atmosphere of relaxed refinement.
With the unveiling of Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat, the legacy of Minor Hotels continues to flourish in the Middle East, underscoring an unwavering commitment to offering unparalleled luxury experiences. The retreat emerges as a testament to the brand’s ethos of connecting travelers to the world’s most enchanting destinations, while offering a unique blend of personal intimacy and worldly sophistication.
As the doors of Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat open in Q4 2023, guests will step into a world where elegance meets simplicity, and where every moment is tailored to bring dreams to life in the majestic landscape of the United Arab Emirates. A secluded paradise where luxury, privacy, and natural beauty converge – a world apart, yet intimately connected.
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