Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, the luxury hospitality brand’s first island resort in the Middle East, developed by Al Rayyan Hospitality, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide from 4–19 March 2016, with an exciting range of activities.

Highlighting the brand’s philosophy ‘Life is a Journey’, the brand evolution goes hand in hand with Anantara’s global growth. Since the first property opened its doors in the Thai seaside town of Hua Hin in 2001, Anantara has grown into a collection of 35 luxury hotels and resorts in city, island and desert settings, across ten countries.

From Asia across the Indian Ocean to the Middle East and Africa, Anantara has evolved into an award-winning brand that offers outstanding guest experiences in distinctive and iconic settings. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara brings the same famed hospitality and unique guest experiences to the region.

Balloons brandedHappy 15th Anniversary Anantara” will be provided to the children in addition to the tasty macaroons.  Anantara Spa and Balance Wellness Centre will host 15 different activities throughout the 15 days.

On 15 March, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara will be marking Earth Hour 2016. The resort guests and team members will collaborate by switching off lights, as well as organising other initiatives for guests to demonstrate their commitment to live sustainably and take action by caring for the planet, followed by a BBQ dinner on the beach along with a bon fire for a great dining experience.

Mr Thomas Fehlbier, General Manager of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, said:

The impressive growth of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is a matter of pride for all of us. Over the past 15 years, the brand has set exceptional milestones assuring guests and visitors the true joy of our ‘Life is a Journey’ philosophy. Our attention to detail, the unparalleled service and living in harmony with nature position us apart in the industry.’

He added:

At Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, we believe in living in harmony with nature. That is why we chose Earth Hour as one of the key activities to mark our 15th anniversary. Through our participation, we are underlining our commitment to energy conservation while delivering great guest experiences. We are encouraging our guests, Qatar residents and Team Members to join us in support for this global effort.’

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara feels a world away from bustling Doha. It is only a 25 minute journey by luxury ferry from Al Shyoukh Terminal located in the city’s downtown area or a 10 minute helicopter ride directly from the airport with bird’s eye views of the spectacular coastline.

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