Dubai, – : Avani Hotels & Resorts continues its dynamic expansion with the launch of its first new-build hotel in the Middle East region – Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai (www.avanihotels.com/ibn-battuta-dubai). Located adjacent to Ibn Battuta Mall and Ibn Battuta Metro Link, close to Dubai Marina and the site for upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, the new 18-storey hotel offers multiple accommodation options and a spacious terrace with resort-style swimming pool, cabanas and poolside dining.
Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai is a welcome oasis, whether enjoying some leisure time in the city or passing through on business. The Avani Superior Rooms and Avani Executive Rooms each offer 30 square metres of space, with those on the upper floors affording expansive views. The stylish Avani Suites total 46 square metres, with a spacious lounge and dining area and a free-standing bathtub in the bathroom.
The hotel offers three dining outlets. Pantry by Avani is a café conveniently located in the hotel’s main atrium lobby, ideal for a coffee or light bite. On the hotel’s third level Flavours Kitchen & Lounge offers all-day dining overlooking the pool and terrace. With an indoor and outdoor dining area, the menu includes a selection of Arabic dishes and international favourites. On the outdoor terrace alongside the pool, Liquid serves a range of refreshing beverages and snacks, perfect to enjoy by the poolside.
One of the highlights is the hotel’s impressive swimming pool and terrace which look out over Ibn Battuta and views beyond. Featuring cabanas and day beds, guests can relax by the pool or keep their fitness up with laps. The pool and terrace are the perfect space for hosting social events, able to accommodate up to 200 guests for an alfresco cocktail party or event. Additional facilities include an AvaniFit gym and outdoor yoga deck.
Throughout the property there is natural light in abundance, with the interior inspired by the ancient marine life that used to flourish in the seas that gave way to the UAE. The décor features soft blues, sea foam green, and gentle brown hues with subtle nautilus and coral motifs. This soothing mood continues through each guest room, comfortably outfitted with every amenity, including universal and USB sockets to accommodate travellers from anywhere in the world.
Avani Ibn Battuta is a portal to global adventure, all within Dubai. Visitors can hop on the Dubai Metro at Ibn Battuta Station next door, which allows effortless travel across Dubai, including being able to reach the Dubai Exhibition Centre for the highly anticipated Dubai Expo 2020 which opens in October. Dubai Marina is also easily reachable, with its many attractions including sky diving, the beach, dining options and Marina Mall.
Paying homage to the 14th century explorer of the same name, Nakheel’s Ibn Battuta Mall adjacent to the hotel draws over 21 million visitors a year who come to marvel at the six courts meticulously designed to represent the regions he visited, China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia, and Andalusia and to enjoy the equally diverse selection of 400 shops, global cuisines and entertainment.
Launched in response to a growing global group of discerning world travellers whose priorities are style and value, Avani Hotels & Resorts (www.avanihotels.com) is a contemporary, upbeat brand that delivers the perfect balance of sleep, space, sustenance and service.
Designed with new travel trends in mind, the Avani experience emphasises contemporary and functional features, carefully considered social spaces and genuine hospitality. The focus is on the details that matter, ensuring guests feel welcome and taken care of in go-to global destinations, from city hotels to beach resorts.
Avani Hotels & Resorts currently operates 31 properties in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, most recently debuting in Cambodia and South Korea, in addition to Krabi in southern Thailand, the eighth Avani in the country. The brand has a strong pipeline of new properties under development, including in such new destinations as the Maldives and Oman.