Minor Hotels will be expanding its luxury Anantara brand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Trojena, located in NEOM – a planned smart city in Tabuk Province in Saudi Arabia.
Anantara Trojena will offer 270 guestrooms and suites, some of which have private pools, as well as views of the lake and mountains. Other facilities planned for the development include four F&B venues, a fitness centre, Anantara Spa, an infinity pool, an outdoor cinema, event spaces, and a helipad.
Situated at an elevation of 2,600 metres, Anantara Trojena will be home to the Gulf’s first outdoor ski resort. It will be located in the Water Village, part of the Valley Cluster of Trojena. Currently under development, The Valley will be home to three developments with a 2.8km-long man-made freshwater lake at its heart. Anantara Trojena is slated to welcome visitors and residents in late 2026, as it works towards hosting the Asian Winter Games in 2029.
Anatara Trojena will also be powered by renewable energy like the rest of NEOM. There is also a NEOM International Airport under construction.
During an interview at ILTM Asia Pacific, Elisa Grimaldi, director of public relations and communications at Minor Hotels, told TTG Asia: “We are trying to future-proof our portfolio. We know that things are changing quite rapidly within the world of travel and hospitality – that’s why we’re on the lookout for projects of the future, such as Trojena.”
Another property in line with luxury trends of the future is the “zen-like Anantara Anji Resort in China set in a tea plantation”. Slated to launch in 2025, the property boasts a “sustainability angle” and “wellness elements”, Grimaldi added.