Thailand’s Minor Hotels has revealed plans to rebrand the Marriott hotel in Pattaya, the popular Thai resort town.
The Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa 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.
Thirty-eight years later, Minor Hotels has decided to reposition the property under its new Avani Hotels & Resorts brand. As a result, the new Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa will make its debut on 1 November 2016.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels, commented; “The property is currently undergoing a refurbishment of all its guest rooms and when complete will make a superb addition to Avani’s growing portfolio of hotels and resorts.”
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.
This marks the latest example of Minor rebranding its owned assets under its own brands; previously, Marriott and Four Seasons hotels in Bangkok have been rebadged under Minor’s Anantara label.
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.