Minor Hotel Group (MHG) will take over the management contract of the 568-key Amari Atrium Bangkok hotel on 1 October 2013.
The property will undergo an extensive renovation including guest rooms and public areas prior to being rebranded as Avani in 2014.
The 23-storey hotel is located in New Petchburi Road, a busy commercial and retail area in the Asoke-Sukhumvit area of the Thai capital.
Centred around a 12-storey atrium lobby, the hotel offers two Executive Floors, along with Deluxe and Superior guest rooms.
Facilities at the hotel include a selection of restaurants and bars, a swimming pool and sun deck, a fitness centre, a ballroom and additional meetings and events space.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group, commented, “We are very excited to announce our first Avani in Thailand and also to enter into this partnership with the GP Group. Taking over the management of this well established city centre hotel will be a great launch platform for our new Avani brand here in Bangkok.”
Avani Hotels & Resorts is the new hotel brand which was launched by MHG in 2011 to complement the group’s five-star Anantara brand.
There are currently two Avani resorts in operation, both in Sri Lanka, and MHG has plans to grow the brand across Asia, India, the Indian Ocean and in the Middle East. Two additional resorts will join the portfolio later this year, in Quy Nhon, Vietnam and in Sepang, Malaysia.