Minor Hotel Group has outlined plans to add a resort in the Seychelles to its portfolio with the opening of AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.
Located on the west coast of Mahe Island, along the secluded bay of Barbarons Beach, the resort is currently undergoing an $8m renovation and is scheduled to re-open in the fourth quarter of 2014.
It was formerly operated as Le Meridien Barbarons Beach hotel.
The 124-room property is being extensively renovated to give a fresh look to the lobby, restaurants and bars and all guest rooms and suites.
Leisure facilities at the resort include a large freshwater swimming pool and a gym.
The resort’s spa will offer one double and three single treatment rooms, as well as a plunge pool and steam room.
Upgrades to the spa complex will include a renewed family-friendly appeal with play areas in the garden. The resort’s library will also be upgraded, along with the boutique.
Meeting and conference facilities will include a ballroom accommodating up to 180 guests, two boardrooms and a large break out area, along with a business centre.
Minor Hotel Group CEO Dillip Rajakarier said, "With our six existing properties in the Maldives and two in Sri Lanka across three of our brands, we are already a key player in the Indian Ocean and aim to further strengthen this position with additional Anantara and AVANI resorts under development in the Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka."
Minor Hotel operates more than 100 hotels, resorts and serviced suites in 14 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean.