Minor Hotels has announced plans to grow the global footprint of its Avani Hotels & Resorts brand. Developed for guests who prioritize service, style, and value, Avani will kick off a strategic expansion into new regions, adding five properties in Europe and new units in the Americas through 2024.
“Avani is now a well-established brand in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and known for its great value proposition, its design philosophy, and unique service offering,” says Minor Hotels CEO Dillip Rajakarier. “The work of recent years has prepared us to commit strategically to the expansion of Avani’s footprint into new regions of operation and marks a significant milestone for Minor Hotels.”
The first phase of the rollout will commence in June with the opening of the 101-key Avani Alonso Martinez Madrid Hotel in Spain, followed by a pair of launches in Italy: the 65-key Avani Palazzo Moscova Milan Hotel also in June and the 144-key Avani Rio Novo Venice Hotel later this summer. The year’s European openings will conclude with the 265-key Avani Frankfurt City Hotel in Germany.
In 2024, the brand will arrive in the Netherlands with the rebranding of the 163-key Avani Museum Quarter Amsterdam Hotel. Later in the year, Avani will be introduced in Latin America with the 140-key Avani Cancun Airport Hotel in Mexico and the 66-key Royal Zona T Bogota Hotel in Colombia.
Avani also recently launched the Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort, its maiden property in the Maldives. Set upon the lush coastline of the Baa Atoll, the 176-key luxury destination is Minor’s sixth property in the country, further establishing the company as a key player in the Indian Ocean locale. The new-build comprises seven eclectic restaurants and offers intimate access to the marine-protected waters of the Baa Atoll’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Indoors and outdoors are also organically bonded across accommodations ranging from beach pool villas and four-bedroom beach pavilions to expansive three-bedroom overwater villas.