Avani Adelaide Residences will open near Rundle Mall towards the end of 2019.

Adelaide will become a new dot on the network map of Avani Hotels, while the popularity of the brand in Melbourne will see a second apartment hotel opened in the Victorian capital, parent firm Minor Hotels announced yesterday.

Two years after the entry of the brand into Australia and New Zealand, the company said market demand has necessitated the expansion into South Australia, with Avani Adelaide Residences set to feature 76 studios and multi-bedroom apartments, each with kitchen and laundry facilities. The property also features a heated swimming pool, cinema, library, fitness centre with steam room, sauna and golf simulator.

Similarly, guest demand for apartments in Melbourne has warranted the need for Avani to increase its presence to two locations. Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences will offer 75 one and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens. A heated infinity pool, sauna and rooftop recreation facilities with views over the Dandenong Ranges will also feature.

Minor Hotels and Resorts COO Australia and New Zealand, Craig Hooley, said he was delighted to see the brand growing from its maiden locations in Melbourne Central, Auckland and the Gold Coast.

“Travellers the world over have responded to this fresh modern brand with our upbeat service culture that is rooted in traditional Thai hospitality. We will continue to identify key locations to grow this exciting brand and bring a new level of service to the Australian and New Zealand landscape.”

Both properties are on track to opening in final quarter of 2019.