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UAE-headquartered upscale residential, hospitality, and commercial property developer Seven Tides has confirmed Minor Hotels will be the new operator of its iconic five-star, 396-key Ibn Battuta Gate property in Dubai.

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 536 hotels and resorts in 55 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has signed a management agreement with a private developer for two new properties in Doha, Qatar, to operate under its luxury Anantara brand and NH Collection brand.

Minor Hotels is delighted to announce the establishment of the Asian Institute of Hospitality Management in academic association with Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, ranked among the world’s top three higher education institutions for hospitality and leisure management.

Minor Hotels has announced the launch of a new multimedia careers portal featuring a world of opportunities across its portfolio of brands to attract the best and brightest individuals in the hospitality business.

Minor Hotels appointed Dmitry Gontar as area director of e-commerce, Qatar.

Minor Hotels, owner of international hospitality brands like Anantara, Tivoli and Oaks, operating a portfolio of properties in Doha such as Banana Island Resort Doha and Souq Waqif Hotels, hosted a chocolate training workshop, in collaboration with renowned chocolate leader Felchlin from Switzerland.


Minor Hotels has signed two new management contracts in China under the company’s established M Collection brand of hotels and bespoke travel experiences.

Minor Hotels will debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon later this year.

Minor Hotels has announced development of its first address under the AVANI brand in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), the AVANI Al Marjan Island Ras Al Khaimah Resort, scheduled to open in late 2019 and marking the operator’s second hospitality project in the emirate.

As part of the further development of its AVANI Hotels & Resorts brand, Minor Hotels has inaugurated AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel, formerly known as Mövenpick Hotel Deira.