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Minor Hotels Blend Business and Leisure in Northeastern Thailand with Launch of AVANI in Khon Kaen

30 June 2016

Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 146 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announced the expansion of its upscale AVANI brand in the Northeastern city of Khon Kaen in Thailand. Currently operating as Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Khon Kaen the property will be rebranded to AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre on July 1, 2016.

Launched by Minor Hotels in 2011, AVANI Hotels & Resorts is a vibrant upscale hotel brand offering relaxed comfort and contemporary style in city and resort destinations to guests who appreciate genuine hospitality and the details that matter. The soon-to-be reflagged AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre marks the latest addition to AVANI’s growing list of hotels bringing the portfolio to 16 properties across 11 countries, including AVANI Atrium Bangkok and the soft opened AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel. 

Situated in the thriving heart of Khon Kaen, a major commercial hub of Northeast Thailand, AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre features 196 guest rooms, designed to blend a modern décor with a distinctive Northeastern Thai style. Whether for business or leisure, visitors to AVANI Khon Kaen will appreciate the five room types available, providing an appealing range of accommodation options to relax, work and sleep in comfort.

The hotel’s numerous restaurants and bars offer an extensive array of culinary options to satisfy both business and leisure guests’ needs. Guests can also take advantage of recreational facilities, including a large outdoor pool, a fitness centre and AVANISPA, reinforcing AVANI’s commitment to creating an atmosphere of clam and ease.

Whilst ideal for leisure travellers, the hotel is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of business guests, boasting the largest meeting and convention centre in the region. The impressive 4,000 square metres of dedicated space, equipped with the latest in audio visual technology, makes AVANI Khon Kaen ideal for everything from meetings and conferences to seminars and weddings.

When it comes to the surrounding area, Khon Kaen offers a well-rounded mix of shopping and opportunities to explore local culture. Guests can visit the nearby Dino Park, the largest water slides in Southeast Asia; further explore dinosaur fossils at Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum; be mesmerised by the hypnotic dance of the spitting cobras in Baan Kok Sanga Village, or simply check in for some retail therapy at Khon Kaen’s major shopping centre close-by. Transport to the hotel is hassle free, with flights to Khon Kaen Airport available from Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Transfer from the airport to the hotel take just 15 minutes and the whole city is easily accessible from the central location. 

Thomas B. Meier, Senior Vice President of Operations (Asia), commented, “We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our operations across Thailand with the launch of AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Conference Centre. With a commitment to offering excellent service standards and facilities along with the acquisition of the region’s largest and best equipped conference facilities, we are confident that AVANI will become the hotel of choice for travellers to Northeastern Thailand.”

For media enquiries, please contact Minor Hotels PR Office:  
Jularak Cholharn 
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Tel: + 66 (0) 2 365 7677
Email: jularak_ch@anantara.com

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