Industry Update
Press Release 1 February 2017

Minor to debut AVANI brand in Europe with AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel

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AVANI Hotels & Resorts will debut in Europe with the opening of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel in the Portuguese capital. The 119-key hotel will launch on 1 April 2017, following the completion of a EUR 1.5 million refurbishment.

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This newest addition to the AVANI portfolio will respond to the needs and aspirations of millennial-minded travellers, both in its product delivery and its design elements.

The property, formerly Tivoli Jardim Lisboa Hotel, is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment. The scope of work includes the redesign of the façade, the guestrooms, lobby, reception and the installation of an AVANIFIT gym. The open plan lobby merges the reception, lounge, meeting and chill areas together.

All guest rooms will have balconies, with AVANI Premier Rooms enjoying views over Avenida da Liberdade, whereas AVANI Deluxe rooms, located on the highest floors, will have sweeping views over the city. AVANI Family Rooms will offer king-sized beds and a double sofa-bed, making them the perfect choice for families.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at Olivier Avenida Restaurant featuring Chef Olivier da Costa's Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

The new AVANIFIT gym will feature the latest cardio equipment allowing guests to continue their normal workout routines while travelling.

For AVANI business guests, the neighbouring Palacete Conference and Events Centre offers three floors of event space with capacity for up to 260 people. The ground floor has a large reception area, the first floor offers three function rooms with varied configuration capabilities along with an outdoor terrace, and the top floor houses an exclusive Boardroom with its own foyer and elevator access.

Located in the city centre, only 15 minutes' drive from Lisbon International Airport, AVANI is within easy walking distance of the underground station, Rossio Train Station and Tram 28. The hotel is ideally situated just off the iconic Avenida da Liberdade, with its luxury boutiques, street cafés and esplanades and is only a few minutes' walk from the charming neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto, Príncipe Real and Chiado.

Alejandro Bernabe, Group Director AVANI Hotels & Resorts, said, "We are thrilled to launch our upscale AVANI brand in Europe with the launch of AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel. Lisbon is a dynamic European city and a 'hot' destination right now, appealing to millennial-minded travellers. AVANI hotels are specifically designed with this new breed of traveller in mindpeople who aren't defined by age but by mind-set and common values and who really appreciate the details that matter."

Launched in 2011, AVANI Hotels & Resorts is an upscale, contemporary brand appealing to millennial-minded travellers who appreciate quality and value. AVANI currently has 17 properties in operation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia and the UAE, and MH has plans to grow the brand across its global footprint.
http://www.minorhotels.com/en/avani/lisbon

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AVANI

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is the vibrant upscale brand offering relaxed comfort and contemporary style in city and hotel destinations, AVANI was launched in response to an increasingly influential group of discerning travellers who appreciate stylish design and excellent service, but also demand great value.
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About Minor International

Minor International (MINT) is a global company focused on three core businesses: restaurants, hospitality and lifestyle brands distribution. MINT is one of Asia"s largest restaurant companies with over 2,000 outlets operating system-wide in 19 countries under The Pizza Company, Swensen"s, Sizzler, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Thai Express, The Coffee Club, BreadTalk (Thailand) and Riverside brands. MINT is also a hotel owner, operator and investor with a portfolio of 155 hotels and serviced suites under the Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, PER AQUUM, Tivoli, Elewana Collection, JW Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International brands in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. MINT is one of Thailand"s largest distributors of lifestyle brands focusing primarily on fashion, home and kitchenware and contract manufacturing. Its brands include Gap, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Esprit, Bossini, Etam, Charles & Keith, Pedro, Radley, Anello, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Joseph Joseph and ETL Learning. Bemynt is MINT"s e-commerce platform offering premium fashion and lifestyle products. For more information, please visit www.minorinternational.com. 

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Jane Warburton
PR Director Cluster - AVANI Hotels & Resorts
Phone: +94 (11) 479 0500
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