Minor Hotels announced a 50/50 joint venture partnership with B&G Park Co. Ltd, to own and operate a resort in the beachside town of Hua Hin in Thailand. Currently operating as Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa, the property will be rebranded to AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas on November 20, 2017 and represents an investment of USD 22.5 million by Minor Hotels.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels, commented, "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 Co. Ltd going forward to ensure this resort is a great success."
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."
The resort 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.
The resort also features two restaurants, a Jazz Club, AVANISPA with nine treatment rooms including an authentic Hammam, AVANIFIT gym, AVANI Kids Club with indoor and outdoor facilities, a large lagoon style swimming pool and pool bar and a 900 square metre Ballroom, the largest event space in Hua Hin.
The expansive Ballroom offers an oasis setting for business and social events in Hua Hin, with spacious facilities able to accommodate banquets for up to 500 people and theatre style seating for 700 people. The Ballroom can also be re-configured to offer up to five smaller meeting rooms or event venues. The Ballroom occupies an independent building with a pre-assembly area and a dedicated entrance that connects to the main lobby of the resort and a large outdoor garden space.
"The scope of facilities will make AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas a leading location in Thailand for professional meetings and conferences, as well as large-scale weddings and social events," commented Rajakarier.
The resort's secluded location is easily accessible from the Thai capital – a two hour drive or a 25 minute flight away. Hua Hin Airport is a 10 minute drive from the resort.
A popular getaway for Bangkok residents and historically a favourite with the Thai Royal family, Hua Hin feels miles away from the bustle of the capital. The town has long stretches of golden sand beaches and an abundance of watersports including sailing and kite surfing, along with many more activities. The nearby night markets feature prominent Thai artists and delicious fresh seafood.
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