AVANI Hotels & Resorts launched its AVANI+ brand with the opening of a 53-key boutique property in Luang Prabang, Laos, on March 1. The two-story hotel, formerly known as the Azerai Hotel, features French neo-classical architecture and colonial-inspired interiors.
Originally the site of French officer quarters, AVANI+ Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel’s guest rooms and suites have an intimate, open-plan feel with louvered wooden doors that open to a balcony or terrace overlooking either the pool or a private courtyard.
“AVANI+ hotels will elevate themselves by being more than just a unique design or the perfect city center location,” says Alejandro Bernabé, vice president of operations for AVANI Hotels & Resorts. “AVANI has always focused on offering the details that matter to our guests and AVANI+ will take that to the next level, infusing more style and taking a non-standard approach to our upscale hotel concept, going beyond providing premium facilities, amenities, and service. We look forward to announcing additional AVANI+ hotels over the coming months.”
Launched in 2011, AVANI currently operates 23 properties in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, the United Arab Emirates and Portugal, with a pipeline of further openings in Australia, Asia, Indian Ocean and the Middle East.