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Press Release | 06 October 2020

061020 Five Avani on Conde Nast

Bangkok, 6 October 2020: Avani Hotels & Resorts ( is thrilled to announce that five of the brand’s properties were recognised as Top Hotels and Resorts in Asia and Europe in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. More than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted an incredible number of responses rating their travel experiences across the globe.

Of the best hotels and resorts in Asia, Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel in Laos debuted at the #6 position in the hotels category, with Avani Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka taking the #27 spot in the resort category. In Thailand, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel and Avani+ Samui Resort were ranked at #8 in the hotel category and #17 in the resort category, respectively. Last but not least, Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel ranked #9 in the Hotels Europe – Spain & Portugal category.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry

“I know I speak for all our Avani teams when I say that we are beyond excited to have achieved recognition by Condé Nast Traveler readers, especially in these difficult times,” said Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels, the parent company of Avani Hotels & Resorts. “The awards go a long way to recognise the contribution of our team members who have worked hard to deliver not just the product but also experiences that leave Avani guests with unforgettable memories. And we always seize the opportunity to sharpen our hospitality skills to ensure we deliver a better experience every time.”

“The results of this year’s survey, conducted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, are a testament to the lasting power of meaningful travel experience,” said Jesse Ashlock, U.S. Editor of Condé Nast Traveler. “The winners represent the best of the best for our audience and offer plenty of trip-planning inspiration for all the adventures we can’t wait to have next.”

About Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel

Overlooking the emerald slopes of Mount Phousi and located within the centre of Luang Prabang in Laos, Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel ( is a 53-key boutique hideaway situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A short walk away is the Mekong River with its alfresco cafés and restaurants, artisanal stores and dozens of heritage temples waiting to be explored.

About Avani Kalutara Resort

Initially designed in 1994 by Geoffrey Bawa, one of Sri Lanka’s most significant architects, Avani Kalutara Resort ( in Sri Lanka has just recently completed a refurbishment. The resort revealed a stunning new look with fully-renovated suites and lobby, refreshed outdoor spaces as well as introducing brand new pool suites and dining. Travellers can indulge their sense of adventure with various ocean activities as well as the Glider Adventure Tower for ziplining, climbing and abseiling.

About Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel

Visitors to Thailand’s City of Angels get to see the unknown side of the majestic Chaophraya River when staying at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel ( Guests are invited to delve deep into the hidden alleys, marvel at eye-catching street art and rub shoulders with the locals at out-of-the-way coffee shops – courtesy of Bangkok’s culture-makers who share their favourite hidden spots with Avani guests.

About Avani+ Samui Resort

Opened in late 2018, Avani+ Samui Resort ( offers a coastal hideaway with 25 guest rooms, 27 private pool villas and six beachfront pool villas, complete with every modern amenity for optimal comfort and enjoyment. Bright, airy accommodations accented with nature-inspired interiors create an ideal beachfront sanctuary overlooking the secluded Phangka Bay where visitors can escape to while still being able to enjoy easy access to the full island experience of Koh Samui.

About Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel

Aiming to appeal to millennials with its vibrant atmosphere, creative cocktails and signature dishes from Olivier Avenida restaurant by one of Lisbon's most well known chefs, Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel ( boasts stylish accommodation and  a central location that works for leisure and business travellers alike.