Avani Hotels & Resorts to Make Grand Debut in China’s Ecotourism Haven

Avani Hotels & Resorts to open two new properties in Guangdong Province in 2024 (IN SHORT) Minor Hotels, in collaboration with Funyard Minor JV Co., announces the forthcoming launch of Avani Hotels & Resorts in China with the unveiling of Avani Huajian Xinyi Guangdong Resort and Avani+ Xinyi Guangdong Resort. Situated in the picturesque Guangdong… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Appoints Ammarawadee Cheowit as General Manager of NH Boat Lagoon Phuket Resort, Thailand’s First NH Hotel Brand in Asia

(IN SHORT) Minor Hotels announces the appointment of Ammarawadee Cheowit as the General Manager of NH Boat Lagoon Phuket Resort, marking a significant milestone as the first NH Hotel brand in Thailand and Asia. With over 13 years of hotel management experience, including leadership roles in various tourist destinations across Thailand, Amma brings a wealth… Read the full press release

Avani Hotels & Resorts Celebrates International Women’s Day with Unique Travel Experiences Led by Inspiring Women

(IN SHORT) In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2024, Avani Hotels & Resorts presents four transformative travel experiences led by remarkable women. From learning ballet in the Maldives with former Royal Ballet dancer Karis Scarlette to sampling Cambodian craft gin by Pari Sophary at FCC Angkor by Avani, guests embark on journeys… Read the full press release

Rohit Pandey Appointed General Manager of Anantara Jaipur Hotel: Leading Minor Hotels’ Debut Luxury Property in India

Rohit brings over 20 years of experience to lead the first Anantara in India (IN SHORT) Minor Hotels announces the appointment of Rohit Pandey as General Manager of Anantara Jaipur Hotel, marking the luxury brand’s entry into India. With over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality, including roles at prestigious brands like Marriott International… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Achieves Record Revenue in 2023, Projects Strong Growth Ahead

Full-year revenue tops THB 121.4 bn (approx. USD 3.4 bn) in 2023. Core net profit in 2023 increases 450% versus 2022. Europe, Thailand lead growth in group-wide ADR (+10%) and occupancy (+6%). Q423 core profit increases by 95% versus 2022 on like-for-like basis. Strong market conditions tipped to drive continued growth in 2024 (IN SHORT)… Read the full press release

Anantara Expands Its Luxury Portfolio in Oman with New Resort in Bandar Al Khairan

New Anantara Resort in Bandar Al Khairan, Muscat to launch in 2026 (IN SHORT) Minor Hotels, the international hotel owner, operator, and investor, is set to expand its Anantara brand in Oman with a new luxury resort in Bandar Al Khairan, Muscat. The 121-key property, scheduled to open in 2026, will include guest rooms, chalets, and… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Appoints Vijay Krishnan-Vazhvelil as VP of Operations to Drive Expansion in India’s Luxury Hospitality Market

(IN SHORT) Minor Hotels has named Vijay Krishnan-Vazhvelil as Vice President – Operations, India, effective from December 21, 2023. In this newly created role, Krishnan-Vazhvelil will play a vital part in Minor Hotels’ expansion efforts in India, particularly in launching the group’s first Anantara property in Jaipur and fostering growth across the country. With over… Read the full press release

Stuart De San Nicolas Appointed Cluster General Manager for Three Luxury Resorts in the Maldives

(IN SHORT) Stuart De San Nicolas has taken on the role of Cluster General Manager for Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Avani+ Fares Resort, and NH Collection Maldives Havodda, effective December 23, 2023. With over 30 years of international hospitality experience spanning various continents, Stuart’s expertise will be instrumental in leading these luxury resorts. Stuart’s extensive… Read the full press release

Niyama Private Islands Maldives Unveils Revamped Nest Restaurant with Jungle Dining Experience

(IN SHORT) Niyama Private Islands Maldives has reopened its renowned Asian restaurant, Nest, offering an enchanting jungle dining experience with a fresh infusion of bold flavors. Nest is situated at the heart of the island, surrounded by lush indigenous flora, creating an immersive and surreal atmosphere. Guests access the restaurant via a meandering boardwalk through… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Appoints Sandie Johannessen as Group Director of Spa and Wellness – Asia

(IN SHORT) Bangkok-based hotel owner, operator, and investor, Minor Hotels, has appointed Sandie Johannessen as the Group Director of Spa and Wellness – Asia, effective from October 2023. In her new role, Sandie will oversee the spa and wellness operations, development, and brand standards across all of Minor Hotels’ brands in Asia. She will also… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Achieves Record Q3 Profit Amidst Strong Demand in Europe and Thailand

(IN SHORT) Minor Hotels, a prominent international hotel owner, operator, and investor, has announced a record-high third-quarter profit of THB 1.7 billion. This impressive growth of 8% in net profit compared to the same period last year is attributed to robust leisure and business demand in Europe and the continued recovery in Thailand. The hotel… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels’ Outstanding Commitment to Conservation and Innovation Recognized at Prestigious Hospitality Awards

(IN SHORT) The article highlights Minor Hotels’ exceptional achievements in the hospitality industry, particularly in the areas of conservation, innovation, and its commitment to people. The company has received recognition and awards for its efforts to promote sustainable tourism, protect the environment, and provide outstanding guest experiences. These accolades reflect Minor Hotels’ dedication to making… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Appoints Patrik Ilstam as General Manager of Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort and Villas

Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Minor Hotels announces the appointment of Patrik Ilstam as General Manager of Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort and Villas, a brand-new luxury resort with a collection of 148 rooms, suites and villas on Thailand’s stunning island of Koh Yao Yai, effective from 1st August 2023. An experienced… Read the full press release

Avani+ Luang Prabang Introduces Serene Sojourn Wellness Program for Peaceful Getaways

Luang Prabang, Laos, 2023-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — A peaceful getaway in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Avani+ Luang Prabang debuts a new wellness programme ahead of World Wellness Weekend on 15-17 September 2023. Designed to help guests find their perfect peace, the multi-day ‘Luang Prabang Serene Sojourn’ package includes meditation classes with a senior monk,… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels Shines at Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2023 Awards with Over 270 Honors and 19 ‘Best of the Best’ Accolades

Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Minor Hotels, one of the world’s largest hotel owners and operators, has secured more than 270 awards at the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2023 awards, including 19 prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ accolades that recognise the top 1% of listings on the site. The annual Travellers’ Choice Awards… Read the full press release

The Wolseley Hospitality Group brings European grand café tradition to Bangkok with pop-up Café Wolseley at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Wolseley Hospitality Group, owner and operator of some of London’s best-loved restaurants including the famed The Wolseley on Piccadilly and The Delaunay in Aldwych, is bringing its distinguished European fare to Bangkok for a limited time. From 18 April 2023, Café Wolseley, the group’s first venture… Read the full press release

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort Introduces New Afternoon Tea Service in a Historic Setting on the Banks of the Ping River

Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Chiang Mai Resort unveils its new afternoon tea service, an ode to the English ritual of refinement and enjoyment, held daily in the gardens of the former British consulate on the banks of the Ping River. The ritual of afternoon tea began among the English aristocracy in the… Read the full press release

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel Reopens as a Storied Belle Époque Gem Overlooking the Côte d’Azur

Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The arrival of Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel in a rejuvenated 19th century architectural jewel on Nice’s boardwalk, marks a triumphant return of one of the most storied hotels on Côte d’Azur and a continuation of Anantara’s European expansion. The heritage property overlooking the Promenade des Anglais is now open… Read the full press release

Anantara Angkor Resort takes its Dining by Design concept to new heights with new Temple Dining experience

Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Angkor Resort, a part of Minor Hotels and a peaceful sanctuary at the crossroads of Cambodia’s past and present, offers travellers a rare and captivating Temple Dining experience that marries exquisite dining and historic discovery for a bucket list experience like no other. By inviting guests to dine,… Read the full press release

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort offers the ultimate adrenaline rush with the addition of 400-metre long Zipline to the Layan Active Zone

Phuket, Thailand, 2022-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Taking adventure to new heights, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort has added a 400-metre long Zipline to the cliffside of its Layan Active Zone. The zipline, suspended 15-metres above the ground with elevated views of the spectacular Layan Beach, gives thrill seekers an opportunity to soar through the… Read the full press release

Anantara announces the opening of 402-room Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam following extensive renovation

Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas brings its renowned experiential luxury to the Netherlands with Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam. Located in the city centre and with more than 155 years of history, the much-loved property is in the final stage of an extensive renovation as part of… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels helps restore koala habitats in Australia through tree planting

Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Minor Hotels recently joined hands with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Royal Thai Embassy and the Koala Clancy Foundation in planting 1000 trees to help restore vital koala habitats in regional Australia. The event, in conjunction with National Tree Day, comprised of members of the… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels announces Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel joining its Anantara portfolio in the United Arab Emirates on 1 July

Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 529 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean, announces an upcoming addition to its Anantara portfolio in the United Arab Emirates…. Read the full press release

Enjoy a true Zambian dining tradition, a boma dinner at Mukuni Boma African restaurant at Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Zambia, Africa, 2022-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Guests at Avani Victoria Falls Resort can immerse themselves in a truly Zambian dining tradition during a boma dinner at the resort’s African restaurant, Mukuni Boma. Sit under the stars, lounge fireside with a Zambian feast, enjoy live bands, traditional dancing and ground yourself to the beautiful Zambian rituals… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces launch of Hotel Sustainability Basics at this year’s Global Summit in Manila

Brussels/Manila, 2022-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Together with top brands, associations and destinations in the industry representing over 50,000 hotels, Radisson Hotel Group has launched the Hotel Sustainability Basics, a common and inclusive definition of hotel sustainability to drive responsible travel & tourism. Criteria include twelve actions which are fundamental to hotel sustainability At… Read the full press release

Avani Hotels announces the opening of 327-key oceanfront property Avani+ Khao Lak Resort

Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Avani Hotels announces the opening of Avani+ Khao Lak Resort — a 327-key oceanfront property located on the sandy shores of Bangsak Beach in Thailand’s Phang Nga. The brand’s largest resort in Thailand by number of keys, the property serves as a launch pad for AvaniFit — the brand’s new lifestyle concept aiming to put… Read the full press release

Anantara announces Anantara Anji Resort in China’s northwestern Zhejiang Province

Zhejiang, China, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Anantara’s world renowned luxury is coming to China’s Anji County in northwestern Zhejiang Province. A popular escape for nature lovers and hailed as an eco-tourism destination, Anji County is located three-hours’ drive from Shanghai and less than an hour’s drive from Zhejiang’s capital of Hangzhou. Known for… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels announces NH Collection Doha Oasis Hotel & Beach Club slated to open in mid-2022

Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 528 hotels and resorts in 55 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, is pleased to announce the signing of an upcoming addition to its portfolio… Read the full press release

Anantara Uluwatu’s Anantara Spa welcomes renowned healers, experts in holistic, natural approaches to healing mind, body, and spirit

Bali, Indonesia, 2021-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The peaceful bliss that surrounds Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort creates an idyllic wellness sanctuary for guests visiting the acclaimed Anantara Spa. Indigenous practices from traditions around the world are distilled into signature experiences individually personalised by highly trained practitioners dedicated to their healing arts so guests can… Read the full press release

Anantara Spa in Thailand launches new menu of cannabis spa treatments

Bangkok, Thailand, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The powerful properties of cannabis plants have been harnessed for millennia by healers seeking its medicinal benefits. Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and pain reducing properties, the medicinal purposes of cannabis have been brought back to the forefront of alternative therapies as part of the recent decriminalisation… Read the full press release