Minor Hotels to grow Avani brand in Australia with Perth properties

Minor Hotel Group has announced the planned expansion of its presence in Australia with the launch of two new properties in Perth, Avani Hotel and Avani Residences.

The announcement marks the Avani brand’s entry into the Australian market with an investment of more than AUD $110 million.

With an existing portfolio of 51 Oaks Hotels & Resorts, the majority in Australia, Minor Hotel Group is strongly committed to further development and expansion throughout the nation.

Foreseeing Perth as a key strategic market, the company is delighted to have been selected by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, subject to finalisation of definitive agreements, as the developer of Lots 2 and 3A within the Perth City Link project as the result of a competitive bid process.

The Perth City Link project boasts a prime location directly adjacent to the Perth Arena within walking distance of the proposed new bus terminal and is well serviced by public transport.

The redevelopment of two Lots by Minor Hotel Group will help to enhance the city centre and is a major milestone for the AUD $5 billion Perth City Link project, which is rapidly transforming the city and aligns with the government’s vision to provide hotel and short stay accommodation in this precinct.

Minor Hotel Group’s planned investment in the Perth City Link project introduces Avani brand hallmarks such as design for life living spaces, good honest food and all the details that matter for a fuss-free seamless stay to Perth, together with dynamic new food and beverage brands.

Lot 2 will be developed into an upscale Avani Hotel offering more than 250 keys, with a completion date scheduled for the last quarter of 2017.

Lot 3A is to be developed into Avani Residences, offering more than 200 keys for sale, comprising of serviced one and two bedroom apartments.

Minor Hotel Group developed a core philosophy in harmony with the developers overall master plan of creating a lifestyle-focused environment in the design of the new buildings and public spaces.

Facilities will include a rooftop bar which will be accessible to the public at the top of the Avani Hotel, in addition to a selection of alfresco bars and restaurants.

Dillip Rajakarier, chief operating officer Minor International, commented: “We are very excited to announce plans for this new hotel and residential development in the centre of Perth, which represents in parallel – a significant investment for the group, the introduction of the Avani brand to Australia, as well as a new destination for Minor Hotel Group within Australia.

“Minor Hotel Group is already well established in the country with the Oaks brand and we have been actively exploring opportunities to bring some of our other brands into the Australasia region.

“The Perth City Link Development will see the debut of Avani, our dynamic upscale brand, and we are looking forward to working closely with the Western Australian government and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority of Perth to bring this exciting project to fruition.”