Minor Hotels has launched its Avani brand in the Thai resort town of Pattaya, following the rebranding of the former Marriott.
The property was originally purchased by Minor back in 1978 when it operated as a Royal Garden Resort. This made it the company’s first ever hotel acquisition. It was officially rebranded as the Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa on 1 November 2016.
This marks the latest example of Minor rebranding its owned assets under its own brands; previous Marriott and Four Seasons hotels in Bangkok have been rebadged under Minor’s Anantara label.
Set amongst 5.7 hectares of gardens overlooking the beach, the resort offers a total of 298 rooms and suites, all of which feature balconies or terraces. Facilities include five F&B outlets, a swimming pool, health club, two floodlit tennis courts and a spa.
Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa will become the brand’s fourth location in Thailand, following two existing properties in Bangkok and one in Khon Kaen. These include the Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel, which became the world’s first new-build Avani when it launched this year.