Bangkok, 10th September 2013: AVANI Hotels & Resorts is the vibrant new upscale brand in exotic destinations that was launched by Minor Hotel Group in 2011. The growing collection of resorts now includes AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa, which has just been rebranded from Life Wellness Resort Quy Nhon, and offers a tropical beach and spa retreat in a prime location along Vietnam’s south central coastline.
Getting to AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa is a hassle-free experience. Quy Nhon Airport is a 50 minute drive away, with daily flights operating from both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Guests can also catch daily trains from Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.
Travellers arrive to find a postcard perfect shore, with a backdrop of orchard covered mountains. The resort’s kilometre long, palm fringed, private beach boasts some of Vietnam’s most pristine sands and clearest turquoise water. Adding to the coastal allures, guests can reach the resort’s private island by kayak or have a local fisherman ferry them across, and then enjoy a day of swimming, snorkelling, fishing, sunbathing and picnicking.
Contemporary style is brought to life throughout the resort by hints of Vietnamese culture and Champa Kingdom heritage, including in the 63 guest rooms and suites. Private balconies offer a spectacular sea view, with guest rooms offering 42 to 48 square metres of total living space, and suites a more generous 51 square metres. All rooms and suites can sleep two adults and two children or three adults with an extra bed, and the option of adjoining rooms and suites caters comfortably for families and friends.
The resort offers a selection of options for guests to enjoy the pleasures of food and drink. DINE, with cliff-side tables, a fresh sea breeze and stunning coastal views, is open all day. SIP provides a casual, tropical poolside retreat, with the menu including refreshing exotic juices, smoothies and iced teas, light lunch options and a long cocktail list to indulge in as the sun sets. LOUNGE, as the name suggests, is designed with cosy sofas for quiet moments, as well as books and games for socialising and light replenishment and is open until late. Adding a fourth dimension, In-Room Dining allows guests to DINE, SIP and LOUNGE in total privacy.
At the spa, an extensive treatment menu features therapies with nourishing indigenous ingredients, pampering packages and the therapeutic benefits of extended programmes. The spirit of indulgence continues in the beauty treatment rooms, steam baths, Vichy showers and a Japanese dry sand and salt sauna, followed by healthy beverages on the spa deck overlooking the garden. A beachfront pavilion offers wellness activities, including daily complimentary sunrise yoga and afternoon Tai Chi. Private wellness classes are also available, including meditation and massage.
In the tranquil surrounds of the resort, guests can play beach games, fly a kite, or snorkel, kayak, fish and cruise the waves aboard a traditional Vietnamese basket boat. Bicycles available at the resort can be ridden to a nearby lake and orchard or a local fishing village. Vietnamese cooking classes, cocktail making sessions and an orchard tour introduce vibrant local elements, and Vietnamese language lessons are free every day.
When it comes to exploring, Quy Nhon and the surrounding area offers a well rounded mix of culture, history, stunning scenery and local flavours. A fresh water lake in the nearby mountains is a great place to fish and a floating village restaurant dishes up superb seafood specialties. A local handicraft village is renowned for its pottery, woodwork, blacksmiths and rice hats, while Quy Nhon City is home to ancient Cham temples and pagodas, a bustling market and a fascinating history museum.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, AVANI’s owning company, commented, “We are very pleased to add this third resort to the AVANI portfolio. Since the brand’s launch, the first two AVANI resorts in Sri Lanka have become very well established in the market there and we are looking forward to growing the brand across Minor Hotel Group’s regions of operation. This new addition in Vietnam will soon be joined by several additional properties here in Asia and there are more to come – it’s exciting times for this new brand.”
The name ‘AVANI’ stems from the Sanskrit word for ‘earth’ – a meaning which is expressed through a grounded personality and simple sense of style. Each charming resort exhibits a passion for design, an emphasis on tailoring details to deliver complete satisfaction, and service that is genuine and spontaneous, by listening to guest needs to create a seamless and pleasurable stay.
AVANI Quy Nhon is the third AVANI resort, joining the two existing properties in Sri Lanka – AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa and AVANI Kalutara Resort. Additional properties will soon join the portfolio in Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
About AVANI Hotels & Resorts:
AVANI Hotels & Resorts was launched in 2011 to complement Minor Hotel Group’s five star Anantara brand. AVANI offers relaxed comfort and contemporary style in city and resort destinations to guests who value the details that matter. Debuting with AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa in Sri Lanka in November 2011, MHG has plans to grow the brand across Asia, India and the Indian Ocean and in the Middle East. W: avanihotels.com
About Minor Hotel Group:
Minor Hotel Group (MHG) is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 94 hotels and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, Per AQUUM, Oaks, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor International brands in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, the UAE, Australia and New Zealand. AVANI was created to complement MHG’s five star Anantara brand which currently offers enriching destination experiences in 23 locations with a target of 50 properties in operation and under development by 2015. W: minornet.com
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