Five beautiful hotels for a stylish stay
Hotels offer a source of escapism like no other establishment, thanks to their intricate architecture, stunning decors, comprehensive facilities and exceptional services. Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery, a chance to recharge or both, there’s an Avani hotel made for you. From a retro-chic paradise to a neoclassical retreat, here are five beautiful Avani hotels that ensure a stylish stay and so much more.
The newly open Avani Chaweng Samui Hotel & Beach Club takes on a bold and fresh design inspired by the golden age of the 1950s. Think abundant use of metallic and opulent fabrics, high-contrast geometric patterns and curves and mirrored furniture. The property features 76 yet spacious rooms, a swimming pool with multi-level deck cabanas and a social bar that doubles as a check-in area. Best of all, guests can hang out at SEEN Beach Club Samui, an exhilarating retro beach club that brings you back to a time when life was a little easier and a little more fun.
Lively Luang Prabang
Built around an ancient Banyan tree, Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel is a modern boutique hideaway that was converted from a French military officer’s residence. The hotel combines contemporary style with the authenticity of the UNESCO World Heritage destination and flares from French neoclassical architecture. Think white and wooden hues that are easy on the eyes with quaint, authentic and culturally artsy touches including rooms and suites with teak flooring, indigenous fabrics and French louvred doors that open to private balconies and terraces. Guests can relax by the pool or unwind in the open-air library that houses books and photography on Asian history.
Avani Seminyak Bali Resort is a refreshing island getaway with 16 private pool villas and 21 spacious apartment suites, all wrapped in lush greenery. An open-air lobby awaits your arrival while the pathway to the restaurant is decorated with palms, tropical plants and overhanging lamps. Clean and contemporary Balinese design takes the stage, achieved by using light hues, wooden furniture, carved decors and interior plants. From open air rain showers to your private pool, you’re surrounded by nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Spectacular Siem Reap
FCC Angkor by Avani was originally a French governor’s mansion that has since been renovated and expanded in neo-colonial style, paying homage to an art deco era from the 1960s. Local touches pervade the property, evident with artisanal textiles, Apsara sculptures, a centuries-old Banyan tree and the scent of fresh lemongrass that envelops the air. The hotel lobby features an art gallery and rooms reveal views of the central courtyard with a saltwater swimming pool. This is a property rich in history, heritage and one that will transport guests back to a time of local sensibility and allure.
For those who prefer a sanctuary of modernity, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel is one to consider. The 26-story property focuses on a clean and contemporary design achieved using wooden materials and golden accents. The open plan space, high ceilings and big windows maximise natural light, so guests are embraced by the expansive city views. The 25-metre-long infinity pool makes it easy to unwind without being disturbed while the SEEN Restaurant & Bar, the hotel’s sky-high bar, provides the opportunity to experience one of the city’s hippest rooftop venues and restaurants where chef Olivier da Costa has brought his playground of cuisine and cocktails. Best of all, every room overlooks the Chao Phraya River, ensuring the most upscale urban retreat.