An artist's impression of Avani Mooloolaba Beach

Minor Hotels is set to introduce the first Avani hotel to the Australian market in 2025 with a new-build property planned for Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Launched in 2011, and designed to cater to the style, value and comfort demands of the millennial traveller, Avani is now the fastest-growing upscale hospitality brand in Asia today. Its portfolio of properties extends across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Avani Mooloolaba Beach Hotel, located close to the beach foreshore, will feature 180 rooms, four restaurants, meeting and conference facilities, kids’ club, spa, rooftop pool, bar, and wedding venue.

While Australia is already home to four Avani residences properties, in Adelaide, the Gold Coast and Melbourne, Avani Owner Minor Hotels was eager to introduce a hotel offering.

Dillip Rajakarier

“We have been keen to add an Avani hotel into our Australian portfolio for some time and have been scouting for a first-class location,” said Minor International Group CEO and Minor Hotels CEO, Dillip Rajakarier.

“We feel confident this property ticks all the boxes for travellers seeking the upscale, contemporary experience offered by our international Avani Hotels & Resorts, and we expect it will be extremely well received within the Australian market.”

The Mooloolaba property will be designed by Cottee Parker Architects and developed by Kenneth Wagner of KPAT, who also worked with Minor Hotels on the development of Oaks Toowoomba Hotel, which opened in 2020.

“We are excited to watch that team bring Australia’s first Avani hotel concept to life in such an exceptional location,” added Rajakarier.

Construction of the new hotel will begin next year.

“KPAT values our relationship with Minor Hotels, and we are looking forward to breaking ground in 2023 and beginning this journey together to deliver a unique product to the Australian market in one of Queensland’s most sought-after destinations,” Wagner said.