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New-build Property Planned to be the First Avani Hotel in Australia

Australia’s first Avani hotel makes its long-awaited foray Down Under on the golden sands of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

Bangkok, 13 July, 2022: Minor Hotels has today announced it will bring its first Avani hotel to the Australian market, with a new-build property planned for Mooloolaba on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. Opening to guests in 2025, Avani Mooloolaba Beach Hotel will enjoy a sought-after central location on the corner of Brisbane Rd and First Avenue, just moments from the Mooloolaba beach foreshore.

Known worldwide for its cool, contemporary styling, laidback ambience and impeccable service, Avani Hotels Resorts is Asia's fastest growing upscale hospitality brand and has an extensive portfolio of properties in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and beyond including its flagship Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel.

Designed by Cottee Parker Architects, the new Mooloolaba property will expand the Avani Hotels Resorts brand locally, which currently includes four Avani residences properties in Adelaide, the Gold Coast and Melbourne. Minor Hotels, owners of Avani Hotels Resorts, also manage a diverse portfolio of more than 530 hotels, resorts and branded residences across six continents, including 56 Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites across Australia, as well as a new NH Collection property currently under construction in Sydneys Surry Hills.

Avani Mooloolaba Beach Hotel will feature 180 rooms catering to solo travellers, couples, groups, and families, as well as four distinctive restaurants, state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, a well-equipped kids club, a dedicated AvaniSpa, and a spectacular rooftop pool, bar, restaurant, and wedding venue with 180-degree water views.

Ideally positioned between Brisbane and Noosa, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast offers coveted Queensland climates, relaxed rendezvous within the coastal restaurant scene and a bevvy of boutique retail hot spots, all while maintaining unparalleled service expected from the most discerning domestic and international travellers.

Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, said he was delighted to introduce the first Avani hotel to the Australian market.

We have been keen to add an Avani hotel into our Australian portfolio for some time and have been scouting for a first-class location. We feel confident this property ticks all the boxes for travellers seeking the upscale, contemporary experience offered by our international Avani Hotels Resorts, and we expect it will be extremely well received within the Australian market.

We were fortunate to work with Kenneth Wagner from KPAT to develop our Oaks Toowoomba Hotel, which opened in 2020, so we are excited to watch that team bring Australias first Avani hotel concept to life in such an exceptional location, added Rajakarier.

The developer of Avani Mooloolaba Beach, Kenneth Wagner of KPAT, said KPAT values our relationship with Minor Hotels and we are looking forward to breaking ground in 2023 and beginning this journey together to deliver a unique product to the Australian market in one of Queenslands most sought-after destinations.

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About Avani Hotels Resorts

Launched in 2011, Avani Hotels is part of the global hospitality group Minor Hotels (BKK: MINT) and was designed for the millennial-minded traveller whose priorities are style, value and comfort. Avani is an upbeat and contemporary hotel concept that delivers the perfect balance, with a focus on good sleep, designed social spaces, locally inspired sustenance and friendly service.

Avani welcomes guests to over 30 properties in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, the United Arab Emirates and Portugal, with a rapidly growing pipeline across Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East.

Avani is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

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About Minor Hotels

Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with more than 530 hotels in operation. Minor Hotels passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, AVANI, Oaks,NH Hotels, NH Collection, nhow Hotels,ElewanaandTivoli properties, Minor Hotels operates in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, Minor Hotels pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.