Avani Hotels announces the opening of Avani+ Khao Lak Resort, a 327-room oceanfront resort located on the sandy shores of Bangsak Beach in Thailand’s Phang Nga. The brand’s largest resort in Thailand by number of rooms, the property serves as a launch pad for AvaniFit — the brand’s new lifestyle concept aiming to put fun and variety into hotel fitness.
The 100,000-square-metre resort combines modern design with blissful pools, family-friendly amenities and chic dining venues boasting Andaman Sea views. A wide range of room categories ensures all types of travellers are catered for, from Deluxe Lagoon Pool Rooms for couples and solo travellers featuring a spacious balcony to Family Pool Suites with plenty of running room for even the most energetic mini-travellers, garden views, separate living room and dining area, king and twin beds and a private balcony.
The resort’s AvaniFit is a dynamic, 24-hour facility that aims to challenge fitness enthusiasts with a combination of endurance and resistance training, aerobics and high-intensity interval training. Depending on their fitness objectives, guests can also sign up for boxing or tennis classes or try their hand at hanging yoga and an indoor or outdoor climbing wall. Outdoor activities are an important part of a stay at the resort and range from beach assault courses and pool workouts to kayaking, on-property PADI lessons and surfing nearby.
Other wellness amenities include AvaniSpa specialising in pampering treatments and healing therapies, as well as express and kids’ spa treatments. There are six treatment rooms surrounded by gardens, so guests can pamper themselves with soothing spa and beauty treatments, then refuel and revive with healthy menus or multi-day nutrition and wellness packages. At the two-storey AvaniKids club, Khao Lak’s largest, children of similar ages get dedicated play zones featuring age-appropriate playgrounds, board games and PlayStation corner. To encourage more outdoor time, there is a splash park, beach activities and a private skate-park complete with a pump track, ramps and fun boxes for older kids to perfect their kickflips and board slides.
At Elements, an all-day dining restaurant serving hearty breakfasts, gourmet lunches and themed dinners, local ingredients are spun into fresh dishes served in a contemporary setting. Relaxed and unhurried, The Beach House is the preferred spot for sundowners and grilled seafood. Splash, a poolside venue where options range from artisan pizza to homemade gelato, will hit a note with families, while Aqua Juice Bar with its vitamin-packed cold-pressed concoctions caters to the health-conscious. The Pantry, Avani’s signature on-the-go dining concept, offers wholesome salads and sandwiches, cold pressed juices and fresh pastries. The property sources all produce responsibly.
In addition to cooking classes, sunrise yoga and other on-property activities, guests can enjoy a lazy cycle along the coast to check out nearby Bang Niang market or up the intensity with more challenging excursions in surrounding Khao Lak. Excursions to Similan Islands, Phang Nga Bay or Koh Phi Phi are also on offer, as are day trips to the Takuapa Old Town or rafting through the bamboo forest.Avani+ Khao Lak Resort is located 90 kilometres north of Phuket International Airport and can be reached by car in approximately 1.5 hours. A stay at the resort costs from £123 per night in a deluxe room. www.avanihotels.com-Ends-About Avani Hotels & Resorts Launched in 2011, Avani Hotels is part of the global hospitality group Minor Hotels (BKK: MINT) and was designed for the millennial-minded traveller whose priorities are style, value and comfort. Avani is an upbeat and contemporary hotel concept that delivers the perfect balance, with a focus on good sleep, designed social spaces, locally inspired sustenance and friendly service. Avani welcomes guests to over 30 properties in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, the United Arab Emirates and Portugal, with a rapidly growing pipeline across Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East. Avani is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. To learn more about Avani Hotels, visit www.avanihotels.com. Follow Avani on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube and engage with #AvaniHotels.