Mr. William Ellwood Heinecke
CEO and Chairman of
The Minor Group was established in 1967
and named it Minor because he was 17
when he started business.
From its founding in 1978 with a single beachfront resort in Pattaya, Minor International Pcl (‘MINT’) is today
one of the largest hospitality and leisure companies in the Asia Pacific region. With over 140 hotels & resorts,
1,800 restaurants and 307 retail trading outlets, MINT meets the growing needs of consumers in Thailand and
in 32 markets from Africa to Australia, including South America and Europe
International Hospitality (Hotels and Spas)
Trading & Manufacturing Group
Retailing Lifestyle, Fashion and
Cosmetics & Manufacturing
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
MINOR INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
1. William E. Heinecke 5. James Richard Amatavivadhana
Chairman and Founder CEO of Minor Retail Group
2. Paul Kenny 6. Brian Delaney
CEO of Minor Food Group Corporate Chief Financial Officer
3. Dillip Rajakarier 7. Stephen Chojnacki
CEO of Minor Hotels CCO and General Counsel
COO of Minor International
8. John S. Heinecke
4. Patamawalai Ratanapol COO - Hot Chain of Minor Food Group
CPO, COO of Minor Food Group
CPO of Minor International
MINOR HOTELS CORPORATE - LEADERSHIP TEAM
Michael Marshall Robert Kunkler Caroline Stevens
Chief Commercial Operations Chief Operating Officer Chief People Officer
James Kaplan Rajiv Puri Wayne Williams
SVP Development SVP Projects & SVP Finance
MINOR HOTELS CORPORATE - VICE PRESIDENTS
Marion Walsh Bryan Bailey Marcos Cadena Tracey Lloyd
VP Marketing VP Revenue and VP Digital, Ecommerce VP Talent
& Public Relations Distribution and Electronic
Pleumjit Chaiya Desmond Khoo Kosin Chantikul Micah Tamthai
VP Projects & VP Engineering VP Investment & VP Real Estate
MINOR HOTELS CORPORATE – GROUP DIRECTORS
Boyd Barker Caroline Hardman Ornphilard Mongkolkul Eric Leong Songchai Chavanothai
General Manager Group Director Group Director of Group Director of Group Director of
of Operational Technical Services Technical Services
Operational Project Development
Excellence Excellence & AVANI
Eddy Tiftik Nitin Bapna Graeme Heckels John Jennings Thanaphat Torsamphan
Group Director of Group Director of Group Director of Group Director of Group Director of
Development – ASIA Finance – Corporate Finance – Thailand
Finance – International Finance – New Projects
MINOR HOTELS - HUMAN RESOURCES TEAM
Charles Clinton Orapin Musiknavabutr Sonya Brown Jorg Meyer Janil Samson
Group Director of HR
Group Director of Human Group Director of HR - Group Director of HR - Group Director of
- New Projects Resources – AVC
Asia Europe, Middle East &Learning and Development
Supakhun Chantaravisutlert Melissa Lim Melissa Wijaya Tuan Dinh Ashleigh Christie
Director of Human Resources – Director of Talent Director of Internal Director of Total Regional Human Resource
Corporate Services and MSpa Communication Rewards Manager - Africa
MINOR HOTELS’ VISION
To be a leading hospitality, restaurant operator and lifestyle brand retailer through the delivery of
branded products and services that provide 100% SATISFACTION to all stakeholders.
To detail the Anantara experience, in people selection, in collaterals, in design in landscape,
tailor making the resort to fit the market and to provide the four stakeholders who are:
• Our valued guests
• Our valued team members
• Our valued shareholders
• The local community in which we serve with a unique opportunity
Customer-focused Results-oriented People development Be innovative Partnership
A brand is a promise to its customers. In all that we do, we put our hearts and minds into keeping
“Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places,
and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most
• Indigenous – means having originated in and being produced, growing, living, or occurring
naturally in a particular region or environment. Can be defined as “native”.
• Expertise – means the skill or knowledge that comes from training or experience. Can be
defined as “skillful”.
• Authentic Luxury – Anantara defines luxury organically, using intuitive cues from the local
environment and local inspiration. Every Anantara property is a window into its host
destination, setting the mood for exploration and providing thematic, engaging sanctuary
upon return. Can be defined as “non-formulaic”.
We are passionate about every guest leaving with an amazing story.
MINOR HOTELS’ BRANDS
MINOR HOTELS’ BRANDS
ABOUT ANANTARA VACATION CLUB
Launched in 2010, Anantara Vacation Club is Asia’s premiere shared holiday ownership
program. Offering a portfolio of eight luxurious Club Resorts across Thailand, Indonesia,
China and New Zealand, it provides Club Points Owners and their guests with the
opportunity to explore top holiday destinations. Club Points Owners’ travel opportunities
are further enhanced through the use of the flexible Club Escapes and Global Traveler
program, which provide access to hundreds of partner resorts and hotels internationally.
Anantara Vacation Club is part of Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor with
a current portfolio of 155 properties under the Anantara, AVANI, Elewana, Four Seasons,
Marriott, Oaks, PER AQUUM, Tivoli and St-Regis brands. Today, Minor Hotels operates
in 23 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe
and South America.
WHY ANANTARA VACATION CLUB?
Freedom Value Flexibility
choosing when, ensuring stays at saving and
where, how often and luxurious resorts and borrowing your Club
how long you stay hotels in the future at Points from the year
today's values. before or the year
Experiences Luxury Security
exploring and staying in high-end, knowing that your
discovering stunning quality resorts and perfect holiday now
destinations hotels in spectacular and in the future is
throughout the world. destinations. already yours.
CLASSES OF OWNERSHIP
Elite Jade Elite Ruby
Elite Diamond Elite Platinum
GLOBAL HOTEL ALLIANCE
34 76 500+ 2,200 1
INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES UNIQUE AUTHENTIC LOCAL RICHLY-REWARDING
LUXURY HOTEL PROPERTIES EXPERIENCES LOYALTY
CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIPS
Gold: Upon Joining
Enjoy a range of complimentary benefits as soon as you
enroll in the DISCOVERY program.
Platinum: 10-29 Nights
Move up to Platinum level after staying ten qualifying nights
in a calendar year.
Black: 30+ Nights
Join the upper echelons of the jet-set and upgrade to Black
after 30 qualifying nights in a calendar year
WELCOME TO OMAN
The Sultanate of Oman is a
country in Southwest Asia, on
the southeast coast of the
Arabian Peninsula. It borders
the United Arab Emirates in
the northwest, Saudi Arabia in
the west, and Yemen in the
southwest. The coast is
formed by the Arabian Sea in
the south and east, and the
Gulf of Oman in the
Islam had reached Oman within the prophet Muhammad's lifetime. By the
middle of the eighth century C.E., Omanis were practicing a unique brand of the
faith, Ibadhism, which remains a majority sect only in Oman. Ibadhism has been
characterized as "moderate conservatism," with tenets that are a mixture of both
austerity and tolerance.
The Portuguese occupied Muscat for a 140-year period (1508–1648), arriving a
decade after Vasco da Gama discovered the seaway to India. In need of an
outpost to protect their sea lanes, the Europeans built up and fortified the city,
where remnants of their colonial architectural style still remain.
A vast desert plain covers most of
central Oman, with mountain
ranges along the north (Jebel
Akhdar) and southeast coast, where
the country's main cities are also
located: the capital city Muscat,
Matrah and Sur in the north, and
Salalah in the south. Oman's climate
is hot and dry in the interior and
humid along the coast. During past
millennia Oman was covered by
ocean. Fossilized shells exist in great
numbers in areas of the desert up to
50 miles from the modern coastline.
The (Arabic: الجبل الأخضرmeaning "the
Green Mountain"), is part of the Al Hajar Mountains range in Oman, which extends
about 300 km northwest to southeast, between 50–100 km inland from the Gulf of
Oman coast. It is one of Oman’s most spectacular areas. The highest point, Jabal
Shams (Mountain of the Sun), is around 3,000 metres (around 9,800 feet) high. It is
the highest point in Oman and the whole of eastern Arabia. It comprises the central
section of the Al Hajar Mountains range, and is located around 150 km from
Even though Oman is a modern country, western influences are quite restricted. The
Ibadhi form of Islam is also conservative like Sunni Islam and Shi'a Islam. About 75% of
Oman is Muslim. As is the case with most Middle Eastern countries, alcohol is only
available in some hotels and few restaurants.
Although Arabic is Oman's official language, there are native speakers of different
dialects, as well as Baloshi, or offshoots of Southern Arabian, a Semitic language only
distantly related to Arabic. Swahili is also widely spoken in the country due to the
historical relations between Oman and Zanzibar. The dominant indigenous language
is a dialect of Arabic and the country has also adopted English as a second
language. Almost all signs and writings appear in both Arabic and English.
Nizwa was the capital of Oman in the 6th and 7th centuries AD. With its deep
connection to the root of Islam, Nizwa possesses a number of renowned mosques
such as Sultan Qaboos Jama (Friday mosque), So'al Mosque ,Ash-Shawathinah
Mosque in Uqr and Ash-Sharja Mosque.
Nizwa is now the second-biggest tourist destination in Oman. The seat of factional
imams until the 1950s, Nizwa, or the ‘Pearl of Islam’ as it’s sometimes called, is still a
conservative town, however, and appreciates a bit of decorum from its visitors.
Summer begins in mid-April and lasts until October. The highest temperatures are
registered in the interior, where readings of more than 50° C in the shade are
common. On the Al Batinah plain, summer temperatures seldom exceed 46° C,
but, because of the low elevation, the humidity may be as high as 90 percent. The
mean summer temperature in Muscat is 33° C, but the gharbi (literally, western), a
strong wind that blows from the Rub al Khali, can raise temperatures from the
towns on the Gulf of Oman by 6° C to 10° C.
Winter temperatures are mild and pleasant, ranging between 15° C and 23° C.
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
George Farouk Firas Rashid Muhammad Farooq
Director of Rooms Director of Sales & Marketing Director of Finance
Gwinyai Makuyana Tania Bardhan Gaspare Greco
Director of Engineering Director of Spa Executive Chef
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Sajeev Vasudevan Jassim Udin Shakir Al Fahdi
Director of Sales F&B Manager Human Resources Manager
Audrey Murugaya Abdullatif Al Farsi Dala Rishani
Operational Excellence Front Office Manager Diversity &
& Learning Manager Development Manager
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Shinto Jose Jessi Chai Ateev Shah
Assistant Financial Controller Marketing & Executive Housekeeper
Abdullah Ali Charlister Siap
Security Manager Executive Sous Chef
The word “Anantara” in Sanskrit means “without end” and evokes the freedom, movement and harmony that are
the spirits of the Anantara Experience.
Each Anantara Hotel and Resort draws its strength from the rich cultural traditions, historic heritage and natural
beauty of its destinations. As such, every experience is a unique voyage of discovery and inspiration that is
A rare jewel in the rocky contours of the vast Saiq Plateau on Oman’s fabled Green Mountain. Anantara Al Jabal Al
Akhdar Resort will be magnificently perched 2,000 meters above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon,
making it the highest five star resort in the Middle East and the second highest in the world. Rooms and villas of
luxurious authenticity immerse guests in the splendours of Omani culture.
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is owned by Oman Tourism Investment Co. LLC and is managed by MINOR Hotel
Group in Thailand.
MINOR Hotel Group today is one of the largest hospitality and leisure companies in the Asia Pacific region.
The 115 Rooms & Villas of luxurious authenticity immerse guests in the splendours of Omani culture inside and
draw the eye outside to admire canyon, cliff or garden views.
Room Area Inventory Rm Swimming Pool Amenities
Type SQM numbers Pool length/
40 Depth width Elemis
Premier 60 42 Ground Floor Elemis
Canyon View 60 15 First Floor NA NA Amouage
178 2 12, 14, 15, Amouage
Deluxe 178 17-27, 29 NA NA
Canyon View 7 30, 31 Elemis
188 3 1.2m 4.5x5x1.2m Elemis
One Bedroom 309 2 2,3,7,8,9,10,11 deep Elemis
Garden Pool 309 13, 16, 28
Villa 3 1.2m 4.5x5x1.2m Elemis
188 1 31, 33 deep Elemis
One Bedroom 700
Deluxe 4,5,6 1.2m 3.25x9.5x1.2
Garden Pool 1.2m m deep
Villa 1 1.2m
One Bedroom deep
Cliff Pool Villa
Two Bedroom deep
Villa 1.2m 3.25x9.5x1.2
1.2m m deep
Garden Pool deep
Scent Benefit Scent profile
improves focus and wisdom The scent of delightfully relaxing scent that is sure to
has anti-inflammatory agents bring all the comforts of home with it. It is sure to
cures acne remind you of many holidays and Christmases past. It
stimulates metabolism will also bring many memories off curling up in front of
the fireplace on a long and cold night.
Ginger Flower Stomach and bowel related problems
Patchouli reduce prostaglandins The scent of Ginger flower is an exotic floral aroma
reduce your risk of blood clots and arteriosclerosis with Ginger overtone creates calming and soothing
atmosphere that promote a peaceful state of mind.
Antichloristic The scent of Patchouli has a rich, earthy and
Antiseptic sometimes woody aroma to it. The leaves are rather
fragrant and the patchouli extract is slightly sweet. It is
Vetiver Anxiety a rather unusual contraction.
The scent of vetiver oil is described as deep, sweet,
woody, smoky and earthy. Like sandalwood essential
oils, the odor of vetiver develops and improves with
Lavender scented bath crystal salt
Lavender’s unique aroma is herbaceous, fresh, sweet, subtle and floral: a
perfect balance of relaxing and uplifting characteristics
Benefits: A therapeutic bath salt for relaxation and promoting a good night’s
sleep. Also soothes muscle aches and pains.
Extra Ylang Ylang scented bath crystal salt
Ylang Ylang oil is intensely sweet, flowery, exotic and somewhat fruity. This
flower is a blessing in disguise for many health problems.
Benefits: Alleviates symptoms derived from stress, promotes healing of
wounds and maintaining excellent skin moisture .
Lemongrass scented bath crystal salt
Lemongrass is a tropical grass with a fresh, citrus scent. It has a delightful
scent that brightens that mood and is known to help relieve stress and help
with muscle aches and headaches.
Benefits: Revitalises the body and relieves symptoms of jetlag, clear
headaches, and leaves you feeling refresher.