Minor International Public Company Limited

AVANI Bangkok Riverside Celebrates Official 'Topping Off' Ceremony

Bangkok, 5 June 2015: AVANI Bangkok Riverside has celebrated its official "Topping Off" ceremony, attended by senior executives from Minor International (MINT) including William E. Heinecke, Chairman and CEO, Dillip Rajakarier, MINT COO and CEO of Minor Hotel Group, along with Nikolaus Priesnitz, General Manager of the new hotel. The executives met on the roof of the 26-storey hotel for the ceremonial completion of the building, with an impressive back drop of Bangkok's skyline and the Chao Phraya River.

Blending genuine hospitality and relaxed comfort with a passion for design, contemporary style and modern lifestyle essentials, AVANI offers all the details that matter for a seamless stay that always leaves a great impression. From leisure time to productive business, family friendly attractions and romantic gestures, the AVANI experience is created with all guests' needs in mind.

AVANI Bangkok Riverside will offer 249 guest rooms including 25 river view suites, all located on levels 12 and above to wow guests with fantastic river views. Guests will be able to swim and sunbathe with a stunning city skyline and river view, or work-out in the fully equipped gym. For a great day out exploring the capital, AVANI's guided 'local experiences' will make it even easier to take in the iconic sights and get a true taste of local life.

A choice of four restaurants and bars will showcase AVANI's focus on good honest food. Skyline will offer an international gourmet breakfast, followed by a la carte and buffet dining throughout the day and evening. Up on the 26th floor at Attitude Roof Top Bar & Grill, guests will be able to tuck into contemporary favourites and grilled specialties, along with enjoying sundowners or poolside drinks, all whilst taking in spectacular river and city skyline views until late at night. The Long Bar will serve refreshments in the lobby and for round the clock drinks and snacks to eat in or grab on the go, The Pantry, a delightful designer deli, will be open 24 hours a day.

AVANI guests who are looking for additional lifestyle, dining and entertainment options, can stroll to the hotel's Riverside Plaza where an incredible choice of 60 restaurants, bars and shops will please every taste.

Catering for all kinds of social and corporate function, AVANI Bangkok Riverside will boast 4,500 square metres of multipurpose meeting and event space, offering one of the most versatile, state-of-the-art facilities in Bangkok with a total capacity for 1,500 guests, 80 exhibition booths and 11 meeting rooms. Meeting venues on the tenth floor will impress business guests with exceptional city views, including Bangkok's highest and one of the largest luxury Grand Ballroom's on the river, which can be divided into four spaces with the unique option of opening up onto a show kitchen

AVANI is the vibrant upscale brand launched by Minor Hotel Group in 2011. Offering relaxed comfort and contemporary style in city and resort destinations to guests who value the details that matter, AVANI was launched in response to an increasingly influential group of discerning travellers who appreciate good design and excellent service, but also demand great value.


Rajiv Puri - Senior Vice President Projects & Developments, Minor Hotel Group

Nikolaus Priesnitz - General Manager, AVANI Bangkok Riverside

William E. Heinecke - Chairman & CEO Minor International

Dillip Rajakarier - COO Minor International & CEO Minor Hotel Group

Pleumjit Chaiya - Vice President Project Development, Thailand, Minor Hotel Group

Micah Tamthai - Vice President Real Estate, Minor Hotel Group


Editor's Notes:

About AVANI Hotels & Resorts

AVANI Hotels & Resorts was launched in 2011 to complement Minor Hotel Group's five star Anantara brand. AVANI offers relaxed comfort and contemporary style in city and resort destinations to guests who value the details that matter. The brand currently has 13 properties in operation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia, with a pipeline of further openings in Asia and the Indian Ocean. MHG has plans to grow the brand across Asia, India and the Indian Ocean and in the Middle East. W: avanihotels.com

For further media information, please contact:

Natasha Rhymes Khanut Bunnooklub

Director of PR & Corporate Communications Public Relations Manager

Minor Hotel Group AVANI Bangkok Riverside

E: nrhymes@minor.com Khanut_bu@anantara.com