08 May 2014

AVANI Hotels and Resorts presents its stylish offering to the Seychelles

With a penchant for providing serene and opulent accommodation offerings, the Seychelles provides an idyllic Indian Ocean location for the latest exotic offering.

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), operating  more than 100 hotels, resorts and serviced suites in 14 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announced that it will add a resort in the Seychelles to its portfolio with the opening of AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.

Currently closed for an eight month renovation, in order to enhance its offerings, the resort, which was formerly operated as Le Meridién Barbarons Beach Hotel, will re-open in the fourth quarter of 2014 following an eight million dollar refurbishment.

The resort is being extensively renovated to provide revamped style throughout, which AVANI Hotels and Resorts is recognised for. The arrival lobby, restaurants and all guest rooms and suites are being refurbished to meet the brand’s fresh contemporary image. All 124 guest rooms and suites offer a balcony or terrace with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, and are being redesigned to offer an improved use of space and a host of modern comforts.

In line with AVANI Hotels and Resorts’ simple approach the F&B outlets are 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.

The all-day dining restaurant that offers diners exotic vistas of the ocean is to be enclosed and guests will be able to enjoy live cooking stations offering an interactive dimension.  The à la carte beach level restaurant is being renovated to offer a new restaurant, complete with a brand new kitchen.  There will be poolside magic as well in the form of nightly live music available there for guests.

Leisure facilities at the resort include a large crystalline fresh water swimming pool and a gym, and the rooftop terrace will feature a sundeck for guests. Making the most of the Seychelles’ oceanic playground, a range of water sports will include kayaking and snorkelling.

The resort’s spa will offer one double and three single treatment rooms, as well as a plunge pool and steam room allowing for a variety of relaxation sessions. Upgrades to the spa complex will include a renewed family friendly appeal with play areas in the garden, as well as a children’s club for youngsters aged six to 12 years is being added.

Meeting and conference facilities include a ballroom accommodating up to 180 guests, two boardrooms and a large break out area, along with a business centre. Complimentary WiFi will be available throughout the resort.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO, MHG commented: “We are excited to add to our AVANI portfolio with a resort in the Seychelles later this year, a new country of operation for MHG. 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.”