Avani Hotels in Thailand will soon be re-opening their doors to welcome travellers back to the country’s iconic beach- and city-centre destinations. As Thailand is gradually easing its lockdown, Avani is treating Thai residents to a special resident deal (www.avanihotels.com/thailand-residents-rate) valid for stays until 31 December 2020. In addition to offering extra savings, the special promotions vary from daily breakfast, early check-in and late check-out. Even more benefits await families, as children below 12 years old can stay for free.
Avani Hotels’ ‘Book With Confidence’ programme allows travellers to change dates, destinations or cancel the trip free of charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival. Bookable under the ‘Best Flexible Rate’, the offer applies to stays completed prior to 31 December 2020 and is subject to availability. Guests can simply call Avani Hotels Thailand Reservation Centre on +66 2 365 9110 or email email@example.com.
Ahead of the re-opening, Avani properties are implementing the new enhanced safety and hygiene programme – AvaniSHIELD, to ensure the protection of travellers and staff. All properties are to be certified by the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) program of Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA), and will follow the guidelines of Thai health authorities.
Countryside Idyll in Pattaya
One of Thailand’s most popular seaside destinations, Pattaya is renowned for its party scene and nightlife. But venture further afield and you will find pristine natural reserves teeming with mesmerizing wildlife, iconic cultural sites and adventure in the wild for the entire family. Avani Pattaya Resort offers easy access to the area’s many sights.
A popular attraction is a local vineyard where guests can learn about different varieties of grapes and sample local vintages. At the Siri Charoenwat Forest Plantation founded by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Khao Chi On, travellers can cycle through shady groves, join the tree-planting programme or indulge in a spot of hiking. Another must-visit is the Sanctuary of Truth famous for its stunning sunsets and one of the country’s largest temples carved by hand from wood, reflecting the traditional Ayutthaya style.
Thai residents enjoy an early check-in at 10 AM and a late check-out until 3 PM.
Rates start from THB 2,200
218/2-4 Moo 10, Beach Road, Pattaya 20260; +66 3841 2120; www.avanihotels.com/pattaya.
Royal Seaside Town of Hua Hin
Most travellers to Hua Hin usually come here for the excellent beach. But there’s more than meets the eye at this royal seaside town made popular by King of Thailand Rama VII. Hard as it is to leave the comfort of the private pool villa at Avani+ Hua Hin Resort, to truly know a destination one must step into the great outdoors. Scomadi, a popular British scooter, makes exploring the countryside on two wheels a breeze with plenty of photo opportunities and sightseeing along the way, including stops at the Royal Train Station and the Hua Hin Art Village. Back at the resort, themed in-villa dining options range from romantic to family picnic style to movie night.
Rates start from THB 2,999
1499 Petchkasem Road, Cha-am, Hua Hin, Phetchaburi 76120; +66 32 898 989; www.avanihotels.com/hua-hin.
Krabi on Thai Long-Tail Boat
Situated on a cliff in a resort town of Ao Nang, the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort on the scenic island sits just metres away from the surf. With majestic views of towering limestone cliffs and the shimmering Andaman Sea, the resort is popular with nature-lovers who flock here to explore the caves, waterfalls and islands dotting the bay. For a day out at sea, the concierge team can arrange a long-tail boat adventure with a tour guide pointing out the best snorkelling spots and hidden picnic beaches. For a limited time only, the resort is offering upgrades to the next room category with daily breakfast for two and additional savings on dining.
Thai residents enjoy savings of 50% on dining, complimentary breakfast and an upgrade to the next room category, when staying for two nights or more.
Rates start from THB 2,299
328 Moo 2, Aonang, Krabi, 81180 Thailand; +66 2 365 9110; www.avanihotels.com/ao-nang-krabi.
The Koh Samui Bliss
Avani+ Samui Resort, a leading resort in Thailand as voted by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, is offering the most charming way to experience the quiet side of the island. As a private gondola whisks you off to Koh Tan or Koh Matsum island, an environmentally-friendly picnic is laid out on the sun-kissed beach. Back at the resort, enjoy a guided yoga session followed by a plant-based cooking class at the newly launched KoKo café. End the day with sunset cocktails overlooking the serene Phang Ka Bay. Travellers can also rent a popular British scooter, Scomadi, to crisscross the less explored southern part of the Samui island.
Thai residents enjoy complimentary daily breakfast and free roundtrip airport transfers when booking three nights or more.
Rates start from THB 2,499
53/5 Moo 4, Phang Ka, Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84140; +66 (0)77 485 299; www.avanihotels.com/samui.
The Charms of Northern Thailand
A great base from where to explore Northern Thailand, the city of Khon Kaen offers a host of nature- and culture-centric adventures such hiking up the limestone cliffs of the Phu Wiang National Park where dinosaur fossils were discovered, getting a taste of local life with an organic farming workshop, or touring the stunning temple of Wat Thung Setthi with its contrasting gold and blue accents. In the Avani Khon Kaen Hotel’s backyard, guests will find a good mix of shopping and entertainment options. Travellers can fly directly into Khon Kaen Airport from Bangkok and Chiang Mai, with resort transfer taking only 15 minutes.
Rates start from THB 1,999
999 Moo 4, Prachasamosorn Road, Khon Kaen 40000; +66 43 209888; www.avanihotels.com/khon-kaen.
A City Escape Above the Chao Phraya River
Home to one of the best infinity pools in the world, as voted by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel is offering a staycation package for stays of two nights and more. In addition to the unrivalled views of Bangkok and the legendary Chao Phraya River from any room category, it includes breakfast and a set dinner for two on level 26 of the hotel’s hotspot –SEEN Rooftop Bar & Restaurant.
Thai residents enjoy daily breakfast, a THB 500 dining or spa credit and an additional THB 1,000 credit when booking a suite.
Rates start from THB 4,099
257 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600; +66 2431 9100; www.avanihotels.com/riverside-bangkok.
A Chic Downtown Staycation
For a Bangkok staycation right in the heart of the city, Avani Atrium Bangkok Hotel offers a package that includes an early check-in at 10 AM, 20% savings on hotel dining including at the renowned Benihana restaurant, and a late check-out until 3 PM giving guests more time to enjoy hotel amenities and to explore the buzzing downtown neighbourhoods.
Rates start from THB 1,799
1880 New Petchburi Road, Bangkok 10310; +66 2 365 9110; www.avanihotels.com/atrium-bangkok.
A Relaxing City Break in Sukhumvit
At Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel, the setting is perfect for a laidback staycation. A late 4 PM check-out affords extra time to relax poolside, while the stylish Greenhouse restaurant promises an eclectic dining experience combining the best of East and West in one inventive menu. More dining options, as well as world-class shopping and entertainment await at the nearby shopping mall, with hotel concierge team on hand to assist with shopping inquires and private appointments.
Rates start from THB 2,39s9
2089 Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok 10260; +66 2 079 7555; www.avanihotels.com/sukhumvit-bangkok.
Rates may be subject to local government tax and service charge, as well as subject to change without prior notice.