Holiday Issue 2019

8 Avani Hotels & Resorts is a vibrant upscale brand offering relaxed comfort and contemporary style in city and hotel destinations, Avani was launched in response to an increasingly influential group of discerning travellers who appreciate stylish design and excellent service, but also demand great value. The brand currently has over 20 properties in operation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, the United Arab Emirates and Portugal, with a pipeline of further openings in Australia, Asia, Indian Ocean and the Middle East. W: Holiday Issue 2019 makes a remarkable first impression, looking like – by all regards- a palatial manor more than a hotel. Here large rooms become a defining element, with vast windows offering peerless views of the river and city in equal measure. The hotel’s 248 guest rooms, including 23 suites, all embrace a sophisticated yet relaxed, interior design that veterans of Avani’s establishments will soon feel at home in. After all, Avani have made their name on the back of capturing a careful equilibrium between undoubtable luxury and warm hospitality. That atmosphere is created with an understated sort of ease at Riverside Bangkok, once again shining a spotlight on their peerless reputation in the industry. Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel continues the group’s ‘Honest Food’ concept in its many eateries, with four in-house restaurants and bars adding to the variety on offer. Perhaps the most interesting of these is Attitude, a chic restaurant with an unbeatable infinity-bar. More familiar is the Skyline restaurant, with its uninterrupted views of the Chao Phraya River, perfect for those looing to indulge in a spot of casual dining. Last, but not least, is Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel, which blends the city’s regal romanticism with a quintessential modern flourish. Whether guests want to sip delicious cocktails or wake up their muscles at the state-of-the-art AvaniFIT fitness centre, this hotel has made its mark through an uncanny ability to sate any desire. Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon serves to once again prove that Avani are masters of providing top-tier experiences, regardless of location. This time around they throw aside the markers of their Samui and Bangkok establishments, and instead focus on providing a juxtaposition between modern interiors and Lisbon’s archetypal architecture. The result is a stunning experience indeed, with guests the world over travelling to enjoy an unparalleled urban oasis. Close to Terreiro do Paço Square, Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon is the perfect base to explore the city’s many secrets: fascinating galleries and museums, stunning beaches, a lively nightlife and world-class shopping outlets being just a couple of the options on the hotel’s doorstep. Olivier Avenida, the in- house restaurant, carries on Avani’s authentic heritage with a keen focus on local produce. Guests are sure to be delighted by delectable Mediterranean dishes that experiment with age-old flavour combinations and new-age touches. This idea of ‘old meeting new’ really encapsulates Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon’s appeal. It’s different from the tropical luxury of Hua Hin and Luang Prabang, the rural bliss of Victoria Falls and the urban escape of Bangkok. For Avani veterans and freshman, this hotel in Lisbon is sure to become a firm favourite. Avani+ Samui Address : 53/5 Moo 4, Phang Ka, Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84140 Thailand Website : Telephone : +66 2 365 9110 Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel Address : 257 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand Website : Telephone : +66 2 365 9110 Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel Address : Rua Júlio César Machado 7/9, 1250-135 Lisboa, Portugal Website : Telephone : +351 213 591 000