Opening of Australia’s first Avani hotel on the Sunshine Coast

Avani, Asia’s fastest growing upscale hotel brand, is making its first foray into Australia with a new hotel planned for Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Part of the global hotel group Minor Hotels, Avani Hotels welcomes guests to more than 30 properties in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and beyond. Designed for the millennial-minded traveler, Avani is an upbeat, contemporary hotel concept that strikes the perfect balance, with an emphasis on good sleep, designed social spaces, locally inspired dining and friendly service. .

Centrally located on the corner of Brisbane Rd and First Avenue, minutes from the foreshore of Mooloolaba Beach, Avani Mooloolaba Beach Hotel was designed by Cottee Parker Architects. Scheduled to open in 2025, the new Mooloolaba property will locally extend the Avani Hotels & Resorts brand, which currently includes four Avani Residences in Adelaide, the Gold Coast and Melbourne.

Showcasing the brand’s style, ambiance and service, the new hotel will offer 180 rooms catering to solo travelers, couples, groups and families. Four distinctive restaurants, state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, a well-equipped kids’ club, dedicated AvaniSpa and spectacular rooftop pool, bar, restaurant and wedding venue with 180-degree water views are some of the attractions of the projected hotel.

“We had wanted to add an Avani hotel to our Australian portfolio for some time and were looking for a first class location,” said Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels.

“We believe this property ticks all the boxes for travelers seeking the upscale and contemporary experience offered by our international Avani Hotels & Resorts, and we expect it to be extremely well received on the Australian market.

“We were fortunate to work with Kenneth Wagner of KPAT to develop our Oaks Toowoomba hotel, which opened in 2020, so we are delighted to see this team bring Australia’s first Avani hotel concept to life in a such an exceptional place,” added Rajakarier.

Minor Hotels manages a diverse portfolio of over 530 branded hotels, resorts and residences on six continents, including 56 Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites across Australia, as well as a new NH Collection property currently under construction in Surry Hills in Sydney.

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