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Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 June 2013 –Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is slated to open the doors to its latest Abu Dhabi resort, the Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort on Sir Bani Yas Island in July 2013.

(TRAVPR.COM) UAE - June 27th, 2013
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 June 2013 –Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is slated to open the doors to its latest Abu Dhabi resort, the Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort on Sir Bani Yas Island in July 2013. The five star luxury villa resort comprises 30 luxurious beachfront villas, offering a unique experience that capitalises on the impressively diverse beach and wildlife blend of Sir Bani Yas Island and the dazzling Arabian Gulf surroundings.

Complementing the existing Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort, which is developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), will offer guests an alternative private-stay experience while providing them with five-star luxury hospitality services, enhanced by an authentic Arabian look and feel. The retreat will also fill a niche market on the island by focusing on the luxury needs of travellers seeking a more exclusive, intimate island atmosphere, as well as a variety of adventurous experiences.

Al Yamm, meaning ‘The Sea’, was inspired by the Arish dwellings of the early fishermen and pearl divers who lived seasonally on the island. This Sir Bani Yas Island Resorthas been built with sustainable design features perfectly complementing the island’s delicate ecosystem. Located on the beautiful eastern shores of Sir Bani Yas Island, Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort consists of 30 villas, 16 of which are located on the beach overlooking the dazzling Arabian Sea and another 14 overlooking, a tranquil lagoon rich with high mangroves, offering guests views of the elegant white and pink flamingos that favour this verdant sanctuary, and the sea beyond.

Speaking at the launch, Steven Phillips, General Manager of Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara and Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort, both on Sir Bani Yas Island said: “This unique natural location was always one-of-its-kind in the Arabian Gulf, due to its geographical location and rich history. With the latest resort addition, the island is now becoming a destination within the destination of Abu Dhabi on an Emirate scale and within the UAE on a national scale. We are confident that the Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort will maintain Sir Bani Yas Island’s position as a five-star destination for adventure as well as beach front seclusion, and look forward to welcoming our first guests from July 2013 onwards.”

Ahmed Al Fahim, Executive Director of Marketing, Communications, Sales and Leasing at TDIC, stated: Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) said: “We are delighted to launch the new Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort, our latest and unconventional

hospitality development, which strengthens our long-term partnership with Anantara. We anticipate that this regionally distinctive villa resort concept will bring a new dimension to Sir Bani Yas Island’s offerings, attracting a greater number of visitors to the Emirate that will support Abu Dhabi’s goal as a leading tourism and cultural destination.”

For a delicious dining experience at Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort, Olio, the tri-sectioned delectable Italian restaurant, offers all day dining, a lounge and a bar; alternatively guests can enjoy a gastronomic feast at one of the islands five other restaurants, including the signature seafood restaurant, Samak, or the beachside free standing Amwaj tapas restaurant launched earlier this year.

The 21 one-bedroom Villas, 7 one-bedroom Pool Villas and the 2 two-bedroom Anantara Pool Villas with individual plunge pools, each feature a luxurious rainforest shower with a large freestanding bathtub to unwind in, as well as high-definition flat screen TV’s and an iPod docking station. Guests can also take advantage of the wide range of activities available on the island, including a nature and wildlife drive, pampering at the Anantara Spa or the ultimate private dining experience - Dining by Design, with a barbeque on the beach, by the pool or in the midst of the island’s wadi or date farm.

All guests of these villas in Abu Dhabi will also receive a personal briefing from their own wildlife guide to make the most of the unique and exotic flora and fauna that can be spotted around the island.

Also commenting at the launch, Villa Manager Sonja Greenshields said: “The Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort fulfills a completely bespoke offering, with a certain ambience and island feel that is unlike anything outside the city of Abu Dhabi or in UAE. From the beautiful signature décor to the exclusive dining options and activities on the island, guests can expect to experience something entirely different to their standard vacation. The resort is designed for discerning travellers seeking seclusion and the freedom of island living in complete comfort; ideal for travellers with an elegant taste wanting to escape urban life, aspiration seekers and story collectors looking for more than a beach holiday, honeymoon, anniversary or special occasion.”

The Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort is managed by the renowned Thai hospitality group Anantara, which also manages the only resort currently present on Sir Bani Yas Island, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. The opening is the first of two new developments planned for the expansion of Sir Bani Yas Island, with the Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort slated to open at the end of 2013.

The Villas have been thoughtfully developed with consideration and respect to nature and the environment, using design principles that combine best practice with maximum efficiencies and minimal environmental impact.

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