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Minor Hotels heads to South Korea with Avani brand
Bangkok, February 27, 2017

Minor Hotels will roll out its first Avani property in South Korea with the 400-key Avani Busan, scheduled to open in 2019.


The hotel also represents Minor Hotel's first property in South Korea, which sees the company signing a management agreement with hotel developer, UL Group.


Rendering of Avani Busan's exterior


Avani Busan's facilities will include an all-day dining restaurant, meeting rooms, a rooftop bar, spa, gym, swimming pool and a Korean-style bathhouse. In addition to the hotel, 136 exclusive branded residences will also be included in the development.


The hotel will be situated within the East Busan Tourism Complex Zoning, where Lotte World (opening 2019) and Lotte Mall will be located less than 250m from the property. Also within walking distance is the Haedong Yonggungsa Buddhist temple.


William Heinecke, founder, chairman and CEO of Minor International, commented: “South Korea is an important feeder market for Minor Hotels and we also see a lot of opportunity as an inbound market, both for this new Avani and potentially for future Minor Hotels’ properties as well.”


Minor Hotels currently has a portfolio of 156 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across the globe, 17 of which are Avani-branded.

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