Minor Hotels has joined 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 & Spa, the property will be rebranded to Avani Hua Hin Resort & Villas on Nov. 20, 2017, an investment of $22.5 million by Minor Hotels.
The 196-guestroom resort is near the Thai capital and Hua Hin Airport. Hua Hin is a popular destination for Bangkok residents and the Thai royal family. The town has beaches, various water sports, activities and night markets.
Avani Hotels & Resorts, a brand from Minor Hotels, currently has 18 properties in operation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, the United Arab Emirates and Portugal. The brand’s current hotel construction pipeline has further openings in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East. Minor Hotels has planned to grow the brand across Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East.
As part of its expansion in Thailand, Minor Hotels added the Avani Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas to its construction pipeline in late October. Slated to open on the southeast coast of Koh Samui in September 2018, the resort will have 58 guestrooms and villas. The Pang Kha Bay resort will be developed near many coastal attractions, Samui International Airport and the Five Islands.
Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor with 156 hotels in operation. Through its Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Elewana, Tivoli, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Marriott and Minor International properties, Minor Hotels operates in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.