AVANI Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing for its second South Korean property, located in Busan’s city centre.
Reaching its final stages of development, AVANI Central Busan Hotel is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019. It’s located in Busan (South Korea’s second-most populated city after Seoul), at the south-eastern tip of the Korean Peninsula, and a 30-minute drive from the city’s Gimhae International Airport.
The 289-key hotel is set within a prime location in the Munhyeon Finance Complex that includes the tallest building in Busan known as the Busan International Finance Centre (BIFC). It’s part of a 37-story twin-tower mixed-use complex that includes offices, residences, a retail mall, and the largest theatre (1,800 seats), capable of hosting international stage productions.
AVANI Central Busan Hotel offers ‘stylishly-designed guest rooms and suites’ with sweeping views of the city.
Facilities of the new AVANI Central Busan Hotel include the signature AVANI Living Spaces; the Sky Restaurant & Bar, an all-day dining restaurant; PANTRY at AVANI; an 800-sqm event space will host everything from seminars to parties; the AVANISPA; and the AVANIFIT gym.
A draw for leisure guests: AVANI Central Busan Hotel is only a 15-minute drive from the most popular beach in Korea, Haewoondae Beach, and to the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center, where the Busan International Film Festival is hosted each year.
“To have a second hotel in this major South Korean city is a thrill for us,” said Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels, the owning company of AVANI Hotels & Resorts. “AVANI Central Busan Hotel is located in a key area that continues to grow, drawing both business and leisure travellers into visiting Busan.”
AVANI Central Busan Hotel joins the AVANI Busan Hotel which was signed last year and is scheduled to open in 2021. The brand recently debuted in Australia, New Zealand and Laos. It currently has 15 new hotels in the pipeline including a recent signing in Melbourne, Dubai, and a third in Bangkok.