Minor Hotels recently announced a 50/50 joint venture partnership with B&G Park to own and operate a resort in the beachside town of Hua Hin in Thailand. Currently operating as Ananda Hua Hin Resort and Spa, the property will be rebranded to AVANI Hua Hin Resort and Villas on 20 November, 2017, and represents an investment of US$22.5 million by Minor Hotels.
Mr. Dillip Rajakarier, Minor Hotels CEO, said: “AVANI is already well established in Thailand and we are excited to add this beachside resort to the brand’s growing portfolio. We look forward to working with B&G Park going forward to ensure this resort is a great success.”
Mr. Theprit Srichawla, Director of B&G Park Co., Ltd., said: “Minor Hotels has all the operational attributes we look for in a joint venture partner and coupled with AVANI’s modern and straightforward approach to hospitality management, we believe AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas will stand out in this competitive market.”
AVANI Hua Hin Resort and Villas offers a secluded beach escape comprising 196 guest rooms including Standard Rooms, Pool Villas and Suites with impressive views of the garden, pool and ocean. A number of private pool villas also boast direct access to the main lagoon pool.
Facilities include two restaurants, a Jazz Club, AVANISPA, AVANIFIT gym, AVANI Kids Club with indoor and outdoor facilities, a large lagoon style swimming pool and pool bar. Its 900-square-metre Ballroom can accommodate banquets for up to 500 people and theatre style seating for 700 people as well as can be re-configured to offer up to five smaller meeting rooms.
The resort’s secluded location is a two-hour drive or a 25 minute flight away from Bangkok. Hua Hin Airport is a 10 minute drive from the resort.