In a world where luxury often comes with a clamour of city lights and towering skyscrapers, there emerges a fresh concept of ‘ultra-private’ luxury. Stepping into this niche is the Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat, a gemstone set to redefine the paradigms of grandeur and exclusivity.
Nestled in the untouched coastal niche of Ghantoot, this oasis lies equidistant between the dynamic cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Away from their ever-reaching skylines, it presents unparalleled views of the shimmering Arabian Gulf. With its strategic location, the retreat is just a swift 25-minute drive from Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport and a 35-minute commute from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
On approach, what catches the eye are the pristine low-lying white structures of the resort. Impeccably blending with the surrounding, these structures encapsulate ultra-private living spaces. Drenched in sunlight, every room boasts expansive terraces offering majestic sea views. Interiors, echoing the ethos of luxurious minimalism, are adorned with soft, neutral furnishings, radiating tranquillity.
Central to the Anantara Santorini’s allure is its harmony with nature. The private beach is a tranquil haven for guests, while the expansive outdoor pool, mirroring the hues of the Gulf, adds a touch of modernity to the landscape. For cinephiles, the retreat’s indoor cinema promises a unique experience, blending classic films with bespoke gourmet delights.
Further elevating the luxury quotient is the spa, offering treatments in serene beachside cabanas, ensuring rejuvenation amidst nature’s symphony. The promise of 24-hour butler service ensures that every whim and fancy of the guests is just a call away.
Dillip Rajakarier, group CEO Minor International and CEO Minor Hotels, said, “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.”
Gastronomy at Anantara Santorini is set to be a sensory journey. While one restaurant delves deep into the region’s rich culinary heritage, spotlighting local ingredients and spices, another brings to the shore the delightful flavours of Greece. As the sun sets, the bar, under the gentle flicker of lanterns, serves inventive cocktails. The soft beats from the DJ’s console set the tone for a serene night.
Minor Hotels has been making waves across the Middle East, with the Anantara brand boasting eight stellar properties in the UAE and three others dotting the region. The group’s dynamic portfolio currently showcases 26 properties under five distinct brands. The group’s pipeline reveals a visionary roadmap, with prospective properties set to grace locales in the UAE, Qatar, and maiden ventures in the promising landscapes of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
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