Renowned for its status as the country’s main commercial port, home to the Korea Exchange, and a desirable leisure destination, Busan was selected as the perfect host for Avani.
Located adjacent to Ibn Battuta Mall and Ibn Battuta Metro Link, close to Dubai Marina and the site for upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, the new 360-key hotel was constructed by master developer Nakheel and opened its doors late last year.
Building on the success of its debut on the Gold Coast and central Melbourne, Avani Hotels & Resorts will welcome guests to two new properties in Australia. Avani Adelaide Residences and Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences will both open later this year.
Travellers can now discover the diverse charms of Thailand’s capital city with the opening of Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok. The hotel will bring the brand’s signature experiences to the cosmopolitan neighbourhoods of On Nut and Phra Khanong.
The two hotels will be fully rebranded as Avani+ Koh Lanta Krabi Resort, set to launch by mid-2020, and Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort, which will open its doors under the new branding in late 2019.
Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Javier Pardo as vice president of operations. Pardo reports directly to Robert Kunkler, chief operating officer of Minor Hotels, owners of Avani, and is based at the regional office in Bangkok.
Javier Pardo reports directly to Robert Kunkler, chief operating officer of Avani-owner Minor Hotels, and is based at the regional office in Bangkok. He brings almost two decades of hospitality experience throughout Europe, with his last posting being director of operations and commercial director for the NH Hotel Group.
Following an extensive US$7 million renovation, which included the addition of 60 new rooms, the hotel is set to reopen its doors in the second quarter of the year.
Avani Hotels & Resorts has expanded its portfolio in Thailand with the launch of Avani+ Samui, an upscale resort situated on Phang Ka Bay near Taling Ngam.
In the final stages of development and scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, Avani Central Busan Hotel has an ideal location in Busan’s city centre.
Avani Hotels & Resorts continues to expand the brand presence in Asia with an agreement with KTI Property to manage a hotel in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, Malaysia.