BANGKOK 11 January, 2018: AVANI Hotels & Resorts will make its Laotian debut in Luang Prabang in March, with the rebranding of a property in this a UNESCO World Heritage town in northern Laos.
The 53-room hotel, in a building that dates back to 1914, is located on a narrow downtown peninsula at the joining of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers.
Currently known as the Azerai Hotel, the rebrand will be completed by March.
The group has appointed Andrew Jannson as the new general manager following a transfer from Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort where he held the position of hotel manager.
When the AVANI Luang Prabang launches in March this year, it will be the ninth AVANI property in Southeast Asia, joining the growing portfolio in the region, which already includes five properties in Thailand, two in Vietnam and one in Malaysia.
AVANI Hotels & Resorts currently operates 21 properties in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, most recently debuting in both Australia and New Zealand. The brand has a strong pipeline of new properties under development including in new destinations such as South Korea, the Maldives, Mauritius, Tunisia and Oman.