Minor Hotel Group has signed a strategic partnership with Nakheel to co-invest and develop a 500-key AVANI hotel in Dubai, to open in 2018.
AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel will be located in Deira Islands, a unique waterfront entertainment, tourist and residential destination being developed in alignment with Dubai Vision 2020.
Comprising four islands situated adjacent to Dubai’s Deira district, with a total area of over 15.3 square kilometres, Deira Islands, master developed by Nakheel, will feature a variety of beachfront resorts, hotels and residential communities, a shopping mall, a waterfront night market and an impressive amphitheatre able to accommodate up to 30,000 people.
The AVANI hotel will be close to Dubai International Airport, with views of the Dubai skyline and across the Arabian Gulf.
Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive, Minor Hotel Group, commented: “We are really excited to announce the launch of our AVANI brand in the UAE and also to be entering into a new strategic partnership with Nakheel, such a well-respected partner in the region, and one that we plan to enjoy a fruitful on-going relationship with going forward.
“Deira Islands is an impressive project and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce AVANI into the Dubai market in this new development.”
The new-build hotel is the first of MHG’s vibrant AVANI brand to be announced in the UAE.
Blending genuine hospitality and relaxed comfort with a passion for design, contemporary style and modern lifestyle essentials, AVANI offers all the details that matter for a seamless stay that always leaves a great impression.
From leisure time to productive business, family friendly attractions and romantic gestures, the AVANI experience is created with all guests’ needs in mind.
AVANI was launched by Minor Hotel Group in 2011 in response to an increasingly influential group of discerning travellers who appreciate good design and excellent service, but also demand great value.
The brand currently has 13 properties in operation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia, with a pipeline of further openings.