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Minor Hotel Group Signs Avani Resort in Seychelles

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Minor Hotel Group has signed a resort in the Seychelles.

The Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, currently closed for an US$ 8 million refurbishment renovation, was formerly operated as Le Meridien Barbarons Beach Hotel.

The resort is scheduled to re-open in the fourth quarter of 2014.

 Located on the west coast of Mahe Island, along the calm secluded bay of Barbarons Beach, guests of Avani Seychelles Barbarons will be treated to unobstructed coastal views and direct access to a 600 metre stretch of beach and turquoise waters.

The resort is being extensively renovated. The arrival lobby, restaurants and bars and all guest rooms and suites are being refurbished to meet Avani’s fresh contemporary image. All 124 guest rooms and suites offer a balcony or terrace with views of the ocean, and are being redesigned to offer an improved use of space and a host of modern comforts. In addition there will be new walkways and decking all around the resort and pool to the beach, all surrounded by landscaped grounds.

The two restaurants and bars are also undergoing enhancements. The redesign will transform venues with brand new features and re-furbished spaces, as well as furniture and lighting refurbishments and upgraded kitchen facilities. Overlooking the ocean, the all day dining restaurant is to be enclosed and guests will be able to enjoy live cooking stations offering an interactive dimension. The a la carte beach level bar and restaurant is being renovated to offer a new restaurant, complete with a brand new kitchen. The main bar is to be opened onto the pool and will provide nightly live music.

Leisure facilities at the resort include a large fresh water swimming pool and a gym, and the rooftop terrace will feature a sundeck.

The resort’s spa will offer one double and three single treatment rooms, as well as a plunge pool and steam room. Upgrades to the spa complex will include a renewed family friendly appeal with play areas in the garden.

A children’s club for youngsters aged six to 12 years will keep little ones happily entertained with a great range of activities, while the resort’s library will also be upgraded, as will the boutique.

Meeting and conference facilities include a ballroom accommodating up to 180 guests, two boardrooms and a large break out area, along with a business centre.

Complimentary WiFi will be available throughout the resort.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group, said, “We are excited to add to our Avani portfolio with a resort in the Seychelles later this year, a new country of operation for Minor Hotel Group. With our six existing properties in the Maldives and two in Sri Lanka across three of our brands, we are already a key player in the Indian Ocean and aim to further strengthen this position with additional Anantara and Avani resorts under development in the Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.”

There are currently five Avani properties in operation – two in Sri Lanka, two in Vietnam and the recently added Avani Sepang GoldCoast Resort in Malaysia. In addition to the Seychelles, two further Avani hotels are to be added to the portfolio later this year – one in Bangkok, Thailand and one in Pemba in Mozambique. Additional new-build properties are also under development in Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

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