Minor Hotels has announced 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 November 20th, and represents an investment of US$22.5 million by Minor Hotels.
Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive, 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 going forward to ensure this resort is a great success.”
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 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.
Theprit Srichawla, director of B&G Park, 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’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 ten minute drive from the resort.