Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Anantara. The word in Sanskrit means "without end" and evokes the freedom, movement and harmony that are the spirit of the Anantara Experience. Each Anantara Resort draws its strength from the rich cultural traditions, historic heritage and natural beauty of its destination. As such, every experience is a unique voyage of discovery and inspiration that is distinctly Anantara. The Anantara Experience was born in 2001, with the launch of the first Anantara Resort in Thailand's historic seaside resort enclave of Hua Hin. We sought to bring our guests closer to the heart of the rich culture and history of Thailand by surrounding them in the atmosphere of a traditional Thai village. We highlighted the experience with interactive immersions in the culture of the destination, through cooking courses, fruit carving demonstrations, a weekly floating market and even instruction in the traditional martial art of Muay Thai.
Since then, we have brought the Anantara Experience to Thailand's far northern Golden Triangle region, with the unique and world-renowned Anantara Elephant Camp experience, and to the island of Samui, offering an immersion in the rich culture of southern Thailand. In 2006, the Anantara Experience went global, with the launch of Anantara Maldives, providing guests with the opportunity to live the fantasy of a truly remote desert island getaway.
Inspired by this success and the positive feedback we have received from our guests worldwide, Anantara is proud to be bringing our unique brand of laid-back luxury, intuitive service and sense of discovery to more breathtaking destinations across Asia and the Middle East, including Vietnam, Bali, Phuket and Abu Dhabi.
Inspiring passion, personal freedom and an appreciation for the rich cultures of our world – the art of the Anantara Experience.
Anantara is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands. GHA's portfolio includes brands such as the Doyle Collection, First, Kempinski, The Leela, Marco Polo, Mirvac, Omni, Pan Pacific, Parkroyal and Tivoli Hotels and Resorts, encompassing over 260 luxury hotels with over 60,000 rooms in 47 countries. In mid-2010, the Anantara Experience will be further enhanced by the launch of GHA Discovery, the alliance's exciting new guest recognition and reward programme. (For more information please visit www.gha.com)
Anantara Resorts is also proud to be a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Virtuoso and the Kiwi Collection.