The Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has added the three hotel projects to its portfolio in Mozambique after acquiring 25 percent of each unit from Rani Investment, of Dubai, the group said.
The names of the three projects will be changed to the Anantara and AVANI brands, which brings the number of MHG units in operation around the world to 108 with over 13,000 rooms.
According to the statement this investment is part of the group’s strategy to increase its presence around the worl and in Mozambique specifically, as part of its existing long term partnership with Rani Investment.
In August 2013 the two groups set up a partnership in Mozambique that took ownership of Indigo Bay Resort, whose name was changed in November to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa.
The three properties involved in this deal are located in northern Mozambique.
On the mainland the Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, with 185 rooms, will have its name changed to the AVANI Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa and in the Quirimbas archipelago luxury resorts Medjumbe Private Island amd Matemo Island will be renamed as Anantara resorts.
Rani Investment is controlled by the Aujan Group Holding, which has invested over US$300 million in the Middle East and Africa and the Minor Hotel Group is the owner, operator and manager of the Anantara, AVANI, Per AQUUM, Oaks, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor International hotel brands. (macauhub)