CONSTRUCTION of Minor Hotel’s $150 million AVANI Hotel and Resort in Broadbeach is well underway, with the high-rise development expected to be completed in time for the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
The 35-storey tower, going up next to the Meriton, is well advanced and is expected to open in early 2018 with construction well ahead of schedule. The basement is complete and the pouring of the first 10 levels is underway.
It’s AVANI’s first project in Australia and buyers have shown strong interest, with 80 percent of the building’s 219 apartments already sold off the plan.
Each of the contemporary one-bedroom and two-bedroom beachside apartments will offer impressive ocean and/or city views, with interior design by DBI interiors.
The property is within walking distance to the beach, and is in close proximity the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Star Casino and the newly renovated Pacific Fair.
It will be complemented by a landscaped terrace and Zen garden, a resident’s lounge, gymnasium, outdoor landscaped pool, meeting space and a contemporary bar and restaurant.
The open-plan layout will encompass a lounge, dining room and kitchen with modern Hafele appliances, all of which will be complemented by a beach-inspired, naturally neutral colour scheme.
Minor Hotels group CEO Dillip Rajakarier said he was thrilled at the response received from investors.
“The addition of 219 keys to the Gold Coast’s hotel room inventory will have a profound impact on the city’s ability to cater to the swell of tourists who visit each and every year,” he said.
“We anticipate our property will be of great appeal to travellers seeking a contemporary and central base in one
of Australia’s most sought after holiday destinations.”
AVANI Broadbeach will bring the brand’s portfolio to 18 properties in 12 countries across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa, the Middle East and now Australia.
Minor Hotels already has a strong presence in Australia through its brand Oaks Hotels & Resorts, which the group acquired in 2011 and currently includes 54 properties in its portfolio.