Thai hotel group enters Mozambique’s hotel market

23 August 2013

Thailand’s Minor Hotel group has set up a partnership with Rani Investment of the United Arab Emirates under the terms of which it will own a stake in the Indigo Bay Resort & Spa, a tourist resort on Bazuruto Island, in Mozambique, according to the UAE press.

Under the terms of the agreement the five-star, 44 unit Indigo Bay Resort & Spa, will have its name changed to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa later this year and it will be managed by the Minor Hotel group, said the National newspaper from the UAE.

The Minor Hotel group’s chief executive, Dillip Rajakarier, said that more accommodation units would be added to the resort.

Rani Investment, which is responsible for the investments of Aujan Group Holding from the UAE with over US$300 million invested in the Middle East and Africa, and one of the biggest resort operators in Mozambique. It owns the Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa, Matemo Island, on the Quirimbas archipelago and the Lugenda Wilderness Camp, in Niassa province.

With this partnership, the Minor Hotel group increases the number of hotel units it manages to a total of 94 and the number of countries in which it operates to 13. (macauhub)