Upscale AVANI residences set for Queensland

first_imgMinor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 135 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, today announced the expansion of its portfolio in Australia.The AUD$150 million development known as The Beach Apartments Broadbeach on Queensland’s Gold Coast, when completed in late 2017, will become known as AVANI Broadbeach Residences.The project is being developed by industry-leading developers Anthony Moreton Group and Pryde Group, and is currently under construction with builder Brookfield Multiplex.Scheduled to open in 2017 in advance of the XXI Commonwealth Games to be held on the Gold Coast in 2018, the 219-key AVANI Broadbeach Residences will be located in the heart of one of the Gold Coast’s premier beach destinations.AVANI Broadbeach Residences will be well placed for guests to take advantage of Broadbeach’s most popular lifestyle and entertainment precincts, including the world-class Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, which is set to become Queensland’s largest, the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, and the iconic Jupiters Casino.AVANI Broadbeach Residences will also be conveniently located a short stroll from Broadbeach’s walking tracks and lush parklands, as well as the Gold Coast Light Rail tram network, connecting guests with the city’s key activity hubs, such as Surfers Paradise and Southport.Leveraging the strengths of all partners to create the ultimate guest experience tailored to the location, Minor Hotel Group is fusing its fresh, modern philosophy and brand concepts with the developers’ overall master plan for a lifestyle-focused environment.Created by DBI, design concepts in development include a tropical landscaped podium terrace, a resident’s lounge, meeting space and an al fresco bar and restaurant.Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group, commented, “We are very excited to announce the expansion of our upscale AVANI brand in Queensland and also to enter into this partnership with the highly respected Anthony Moreton Group and Pryde Group.“AVANI Broadbeach will be located in one of the Gold Coast’s most sought after tourist locations and the development is the perfect fit for AVANI, showcasing contemporary style and design which perfectly complements the ethos of the brand.”“We are delighted by the opportunity to partner with Minor Hotel Group,” commented Tony Hazell, CEO of co-developer Anthony Moreton Group.“There was overwhelming interest from experienced operators vying to acquire the right to manage The Beach Apartments, but we chose Minor Hotel Group due to its wealth of experience, and reputation in Asia and in the global hospitality market.”Currently with an existing portfolio of 52 hotels under the Oaks Hotels & Resorts brand, Minor Hotel Group is strongly committed to further introduce, develop and expand its luxury hotel and resort brands throughout Australia. Minor Hotel Group Source = Minor Hotel Grouplast_img read more

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineViceroy Hotel Group proudly announces the addition of Cassa Hotel in the heart of Midtown Manhattan to the company’s growing international portfolio. The stylish property, which will be part of the Urban Retreat Collection, officially transitioned to Viceroy management on January 20th.Conveniently positioned in New York City’s central business district on 45th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue, the property sets a timeless statement on the New York City skyline. Steps away from Fifth Avenue, a short walk to Broadway and Times Square, and perfectly situated amongst lauded New York restaurants and bars, the hotel caters to busy business executives and leisure travelers alike.“We are pleased to add this great property to our expanding portfolio of luxury hotels” commented Nicholas Clayton of Viceroy Hotel Group. “Presence in a major city like New York City is very important as we continue to establish the brand in the world’s leading destinations. We are honored to have been selected by HNA Property Group to manage their first US hotel acquisition and look forward to a successful partnership.”Designed by world-renown architect Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos and CetraRuddy, guests of the hotel are greeted by a striking, bold lobby, which leads to a dramatic catwalk suspended over the restaurant below. The property boasts 165 luxury rooms and suites, including studios, deluxe rooms, junior and executive suites. The abstract impressionist photography of Irene Mamiye graces the walls of each room, bathrooms are detailed with limestone and sleek fixtures, and Frette linens complete the guest experience.Viceroy Hotel Group, known for its culinary heritage, is excited to partner with the innovative BLT American Brasserie, being launched at Cassa Hotel. The new restaurant, by celebrated Chef Laurent Tourondel, will feature classic American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”We are excited to start the year by announcing Viceroy Hotel Group’s new Manhattan property, and we very much look forward to welcoming new and existing guests to the Cassa Hotel,” added Mr. Clayton.www.cassahotelny.comlast_img read more