Minor Hotel Group has signed a resort in the
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
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.
conference facilities include a ballroom accommodating up to 180
guests, two boardrooms and a large break out area, along with a
Complimentary WiFi will be available throughout
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
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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