Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, has announced the formation of a long-term strategic partnership agreement with Rani Investment, the owner of high-end resorts across Africa.
The two organisations have formed a joint venture company for ownership of Indigo Bay Resort & Spa in Mozambique, with plans for further expansion in Africa. Located on Bazaruto Island, 30 kilometres off the east coast of the country, Indigo Bay is a 5-star, 44-room villa resort, and will be re-branded as Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa later this year and managed by Minor Hotel Group.
This new addition to MHG’s portfolio takes the number of properties in operation to 94, and adds a new country of operation, making a total of 13 countries.
The new strategic partnership will explore more opportunities in Mozambique, including in the capital Maputo, and in the vibrant East African market to further strengthen MHG’s presence on the continent. These properties will be a mix of new builds and re-brands, and will be flagged with MHG’s international hotel brands.
Dubai-based Rani Investment is the investment arm of Aujan Group Holding with more than $300 million of dedicated investments in the Middle East and Africa. Rani Investment is the largest private hospitality owner-operator in Mozambique, having first established its presence in 1999 under the Rani Resorts name.