Minor Hotel Group has announced it will add a resort in the Seychelles to its portfolio with the opening of AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.
Currently closed for an eight month renovation, the resort, which was formerly operated as Le Meridien Barbarons Beach Hotel, will re-open in the fourth quarter of 2014 following a USD8 million refurbishment.
AVANI Hotels & Resorts is a vibrant upscale brand for guests who appreciate genuine hospitality and the details that matter.
From stylish accommodation to appealing leisure facilities, quality dining options, family friendly amenities and romantic experiences, each hotel blends a vibrant contemporary style and essential comforts with a unique charm that reflects its stunning setting.
Comprising an archipelago of 115 exotic islands in the Indian Ocean east of mainland Africa, the Seychelles’ year round tropical climate and postcard perfect beaches offer a paradise setting.
Located on the west coast of Mahe Island, along the calm secluded bay of Barbarons Beach, guests of AVANI Seychelles Barbarons will be treated to unobstructed coastal views and direct access to a 600 metre stretch of beach and turquoise waters.
The resort is being extensively renovated to provide revamped style throughout.
The arrival lobby, restaurants and bars and all guest rooms and suites are being refurbished to meet AVANI’s fresh contemporary image.
All 124 guest rooms and suites offer a balcony or terrace with views of the ocean, and are being redesigned to offer an improved use of space and a host of modern comforts.
In addition there will be new walkways and decking all around the resort and pool to the beach, all surrounded by beautifully re-landscaped grounds.
In line with AVANI’s simple approach to great dining with a creative edge, the two restaurants and bars are undergoing enhancements.
The redesign will transform venues with brand new features and re-furbished spaces, as well as furniture and lighting refurbishments and upgraded kitchen facilities.
Overlooking the ocean, the all day dining restaurant is to be enclosed and guests will be able to enjoy live cooking stations offering an interactive dimension.
The a la carte beach level bar and restaurant is being renovated to offer a new restaurant, complete with a brand new kitchen.
The main bar is to be opened onto the pool and will provide nightly live music.
Leisure facilities at the resort include a large fresh water swimming pool and a gym, and the rooftop terrace will feature a sundeck.
Making the most of the Seychelles’ oceanic playground, a range of water sports will include kayaking and snorkelling.
Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive, Minor Hotel Group, commented: “We are excited to add to our AVANI portfolio with a resort in the Seychelles later this year, a new country of operation for Minor Hotel Group.
“With our six existing properties in the Maldives and two in Sri Lanka across three of our brands, we are already a key player in the Indian Ocean and aim to further strengthen this position with additional Anantara and AVANI resorts under development in the Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.”