FHW Staff– Mumbai
The Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, currently closed for an US$ 8 million refurbishment renovation, was formerly operated as Le Meridien Barbarons Beach Hotel. The resort is scheduled to re-open in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The resort is being extensively renovated. The arrival lobby, restaurants and bars and all guest rooms and suites are being refurbished to meet Avani’s contemporary image. All 124 guest rooms and suites offer a balcony or terrace with views of the ocean, and are being redesigned to offer an improved use of space and a host of modern comforts.
The two restaurants and bars are also undergoing enhancements. The redesign will transform venues with brand new features and re-furbished spaces, as well as furniture and lighting refurbishments and upgraded kitchen facilities.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO, Minor Hotel Group, said, “We are excited to add to our Avani portfolio with a resort in the Seychelles later this year, a new country of operation for Minor Hotel Group. With our six existing properties in the Maldives and two in Sri Lanka across three of our brands, we are already a key player in the Indian Ocean and aim to further strengthen this position with additional Anantara and Avani resorts under development in the Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.”
There are currently five Avani properties in operation – two in Sri Lanka, two in Vietnam and the recently added Avani Sepang GoldCoast Resort in Malaysia. In addition to the Seychelles, two further Avani hotels are to be added to the portfolio later this year – one in Bangkok, Thailand and one in Pemba in Mozambique. Additional new-build properties are also under development in Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.