Avani Hotels & Resorts boosts Australia portfolio

Avani Central Melbourne Residences, Australia. Photo credit: Avani Hotels & Resorts (Avani Hotels & Resorts has planned to open the Avani Central Melbourne Residences, the brand's second property in Australia. )

Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to open the Avani Central Melbourne Residences, the brand's second property in Australia. 

The hotel's 456 guestrooms will be developed within a 55-story building in the northern part of Melbourne's central business district. It will be close to the Melbourne Central railway station, the Queen Victoria Markets, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Etihad Stadium, St. Kilda Road, Southbank and Docklands. 

This new follows the Avani Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences, which opened in December 2017. The hotel on Surf Parade is near the G: Link Tram, Broadbeach, northern Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and the Southport CBD. The Avani Metropolis also opened last year in November in the Metropolis Building. The property, which has 65 residences, is near the La Cigale French Market and the Pakuranga and Glenfield Night Markets. 

A guestroom at Avani Central Melbourne Residences. Photo credit: Avani Hotels & Resorts

Avani's development pipeline has several additional properties under development, including new properties coming to South Korea, the Maldives, Mauritius, Tunisia and Oman. The Avani+ Luang Prabang opened in Laos on March 1, 2018. In the same month, the company also opened the Avani Hotel Suites & Branded Residences in Dubai. UAE-based Alfahim is developing the 527-room property with 263 Avani Residences and 264 Avani Services Apartments while U.S.-based AECOM is designing it. The new property will be Avani’s third in the city joining the existing Avani Deira Dubai and the Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai, which is scheduled to open in 2019. 

In total, the portfolio has more than 23 properties open worldwide.