(05 Aug 2021)
Minor Hotels Group has announced that the Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort
is to undergo a
multi-million dollar upgrade.
The existing resort will receive a full make
over with new restaurant options and a beach club, plus a brand
new extension which will see a new lagoon-style swimming pool with
lagoon access rooms, plus the introduction of Avani Beach Suites.
The resort will reopen in early 2023 as the Avani+ Seychelles Barbarons
Whereas the original property mixed European
heritage and Creole touches, the upgraded resort will champion a
minimalist style with lots of natural wood, smart lighting, and
partially outdoor guest bathrooms. Picture windows in the
living rooms will frame the beach, with a comfortable
daybed for reading, napping or daydreaming.
In addition to refurbishing the existing 124 guest
rooms and suites, an additional 68 keys are being added in a
completely new extension to the resort which will feature new room
types, such as the 26 Lagoon Access rooms boasting direct access to a
new lagoon-style swimming pool set just back from the beach
alongside landscaped gardens.
The 26 Lagoon View rooms will have
vistas of the pool and ocean, while the four new Avani Beach
Suites, each with four keys forming a small cluster of rooms and
with a private plunge pool and direct beach access, will offer
extra space and privacy.
The resort’s extensive renovation will also
include a revitalisation of its main swimming pool into an
infinity pool with a sunken bar and beach decking, all
surrounded by lush tropical landscaping.
The addition of several
restaurants will include a new all-day dining option with an al
fresco terrace and live barbecue serving breakfasts
and creole and international cuisine, plus a signature beach
restaurant showcasing local flavours and focusing on locally
caught fish and seafood native to Seychelles. A new beach club bar
with DJ and cocktails served by mixologists will also be launched.
Amir Golbarg, Vice President Operations, Minor
Hotels, Middle East, North Africa, Seychelles & Mauritius,
said, “We are really excited to announce this significant
investment into Avani Barbarons, which will reposition the resort
as a lifestyle destination in the Seychelles, with upgraded
facilities including bringing a beach club and unique new room
types to the island. We are confident this renewed product will be
a great asset to the Avani+ portfolio when it relaunches and will
be a great success in the market.”
Located on the west coast of Mahé, the largest
island in Seychelles, the property sits on the
white sands of Barbarons Beach. Abutting the Indian Ocean property
is the swimming-friendly Port Launay Beach, with plenty of
diversions for both beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts.
Seychelles International Airport near the capital city of Victoria
is just 30 minutes away from the resort.
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