Avani Hotels and Resorts, Nakheel launch 360-key new-build hotel
Hotel has three room types across 18 storeys, with Avani Superior Rooms and Avani Executive Rooms offering 30m2 of space
Avani Hotels & Resorts announced its expansion in the Middle East with the launch of its first new-build hotel in the region – Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai – a 360-key project constructed by master developer Nakheel.
The hotel is located adjacent to the Ibn Battuta Mall and the Ibn Battuta Metro Link, and close to Dubai Marina and the site for upcoming Dubai Expo 2020.
The Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai hotel has three room types across 18 storeys, with the Avani Superior Rooms and the Avani Executive Rooms offering 30m2 of space, and the Avani Executive Rooms taking the upper floors of the property with expansive views.
The Avani Suites total 46m2, with a lounge, dining area, and a free standing bath tub in the bathroom.
The hotel offers three different dining outlets: Pantry by Avani is a café located in the hotel’s main atrium lobby; on the hotel’s third level, Flavours Kitchen & Lounge offers all-day dining overlooking the pool and terrace; and on the outdoor terrace alongside the pool, Liquid serves a range of beverages and snacks.
One of the highlights of the new hotel is the resort-style swimming pool, which looks out over Ibn Battuta and the view beyond.
The pool and terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests. Additional facilities at the hotel include an AvaniFit gym and outdoor yoga deck.
Commenting on the launch, vice-president of operations of Avani Hotels & Resorts, Javier Pardo, said: “Following our series of recent openings in Thailand, Cambodia and Australia, we were thrilled to launch Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai and expand the Avani experience in the UAE.”
Nakheel chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah, said: “We are proud to welcome Minor Hotels and its Avani brand to Ibn Battuta Mall, where quality accommodation is in demand. The opening comes as Dubai’s busiest season gets into full swing, and we look forward to a successful winter – and beyond – at Avani Ibn Battuta.”
Avani Hotels & Resorts currently operates 30 properties in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, most recently debuting in both Cambodia and South Korea. The brand has a strong pipeline of properties under development, including in destinations such as South Korea, the Maldives, Mauritius, and Oman.
In addition to the new Avani Ibn Battuta, Avani currently has one hotel in the UAE in Dubai, with further properties under development in both the UAE and Oman.