Avani Hotels and Resorts is set to open two new Australian properties by spring 2020, doubling its current portfolio in the country.

Avani Adelaide Residences is scheduled to officially open in October (although the website advises that it has “just opened”), and features 76 studios and suites with kitchens, as well as a heated pool, cinema, library, gym, golf simulator, steam room and sauna.

Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences meanwhile will offer 75 one and two-bedroom suites, and will feature a heated infinity pool, sauna, and a rooftop with views of the Dandenong Ranges.

The property is set to open in spring 2020, and will join the existing Avani Central Melbourne Residences. The brand also operates the Avani Broadbeach on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Rates will start at AUD 149 and AUD 150 for the Adelaide and Melbourne properties respectively.

Commenting on the news Craig Hooley, Chief Operating Officer of Minor Hotels & Resorts Australia and New Zealand, said:

“We are delighted to see the continuing growth of the Avani brand in Australia and New Zealand with these new openings, which follow from our initial openings on the Gold Coast, and in Melbourne and Auckland.

“Travellers the world over have responded to this fresh modern brand with our upbeat service culture that is rooted in traditional Thai hospitality. We will continue to identify key locations to grow this exciting brand and bring a new level of service to the Australian and New Zealand landscape.”

Avani currently has 15 properties in the pipeline, and earlier this year said it would open seven hotels this year, in locations including Bali, Bangkok and Dubai.