Minor Hotels has announced the appointment of Alejandro Bernabé as group director of Avani Hotels and Resorts.
Bernabé has said his mandate is to drive the performance of Avani properties in terms of sales, distribution, marketing, PR, brand standards and guest experiences.
He said: “I am delighted to join the team and to have the opportunity to take the vibrant Avani brand to the next level across all areas of the business.
“Avani is redefining the lifestyle space in hospitality. Our guests want to explore the cities where they stay. They want honest food. They combine business and leisure travel and want to connect with other guests and feel part of a community. In every way, the Avani brand delivers the details that matter.”
With over 20 years of global hospitality experience, Bernabé has practical operational and F&B experience in both city hotels and resort properties.
Avani Hotels and Resorts is an upscale brand from Minor hotels group which the company said launched in response to the demands of travellers.
The brand currently has 17 properties in operation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia, with a pipeline of further openings in Asia and the Indian Ocean.