Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 152 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announced that Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, which is owned by Minor Hotels, will be rebranded to AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa on November 1, 2016.

Launched by Minor Hotels in 2011, AVANI Hotels & Resorts is an upscale, contemporary brand appealing to millennial minded travellers who appreciate quality and value.

Minor Hotels’ ties to the Pattaya property go back as far as 1978. Originally a Royal Garden Resort brand, this was the group’s very first hotel purchase.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels said, “The property is currently undergoing a refurbishment of all its guest rooms and when complete will make a superb addition to AVANI’s growing portfolio of hotels and resorts.”

All of the resort’s 298 guest rooms and suites have balconies or terraces and are set amidst 14 acres of verdant gardens overlooking Pattaya beach. Five restaurant and bar venues feature a variety of international and local Thai cuisine.

The resort focuses on healthy lifestyle choices offering a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, an extensive health club, two floodlit tennis courts and a spa.

Located in the centre of Pattaya and overlooking the beach, the property is only minutes away from the city’s hotspots and shopping areas and only a 90-minute drive from Bangkok International Airport.

AVANI Pattaya will become the fourth AVANI property in Thailand, following AVANI Riverside Bangkok and AVANI Khon Kaen which were both added to the brand earlier this year and AVANI Atrium Bangkok which joined the portfolio in 2014.