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New Delhi, October 11, 2017: From L.A. spa receptionist to global industry thought leader, Patrick Huey's rise to the top has been anything but conventional. Currently on the Board of Directors of the prestigious International SPA Association (ISPA), Patrick joins Minor Hotel's MSpa International in Bangkok from the Caribbean.

A graduate of both Vanderbilt and Yale, Patrick brings a dynamic approach to the spa industry. Previously, under Patrick's leadership as Corporate Director of Spas, Fitness and Tennis, at Red Lane Spas in the Caribbean it was nominated for multiple World Spa Awards, including Best Hotel Spa Brand in 2016. Recognising the importance of training and education, Patrick was responsible for launching the Red Lane Training Institute for spa therapists, which has trained over 600 employees to date. During his tenure in the Caribbean he was also appointed to the Steering Committee of the Marketing and Tourism Board of Jamaica.

 

Patrick brings a rounded approach to MSpa's holistic wellbeing programme. Emphasising the therapeutic benefits of spa therapies, as well as a healthy diet and active lifestyle, Patrick is committed to expanding MSpa's offerings, from experienced Ayurvedic doctors to alternative healing specialists and lifestyle coaches.

 

Patrick has over two decades' experience in luxury hospitality, from Ian Schrager hotels in New York to the Four Seasons and Viceroy groups, in roles from overall group strategy to daily operations and sales.

 

As MSpa's Group Director of Spa – Asia, Patrick will be responsible for setting and implementing MSpa's business strategy in the region, developing brand pillars and wellness programmes, as well as for the overall performance of spas, including all pre-opening and expansion activities.

"Patrick's forward-looking approach to health and wellness will serve MSpa well in our mission to create holistic experiences that cater to the modern traveller," said Thomas B. Meier, Minor Hotel's Senior Vice President Operations, Asia. "Patrick brings a wealth of experience from his global roles in the spa industry, and we look forward to his contribution to the group's business strategy".

 

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New Delhi, October 11, 2017: AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand by Minor Hotels, is pleased to announce it will debut in North Africa with two new properties in Tunisia, in partnership with Groupe Chaabane.

Scheduled to open in the coming months, AVANI Les Berges Du Lac Tunis Suites will be located in Les Berges du Lac II, a prime commercial, residential and diplomatic area in the Tunisian Capital. The 41-key property will offer exclusive serviced apartment accommodation options ranging from Studios to Three-Bedroom Apartments and Lofts, catering to corporate and extended-stay demand. There will also be an all-day dining restaurant and a health club with a gym, two spa treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms, and an indoor swimming pool.

 

In addition and currently in its design phase, AVANI Gammarth Tunis Resort & Spa is expected to open in 2021 and will offer 250 keys in a prime beachfront location. Located 20 minutes from Tunis Airport and 30 minutes from the city centre, Gammarth is an upmarket coastal resort area of Tunis, catering to a mix of Leisure, Government, Corporate and MICE demand. The new resort will form part of a larger development that will include retail and entertainment zones. The new upscale hotel will offer 232 rooms and 18 private beach villas, five food & beverage outlets including a destination beach club, meeting space including a 1,000 square metre ballroom, a health club and AVANI Spa, in addition to two swimming pools and a kid's club.

 

Alejandro Bernabe, Vice President AVANI Hotels & Resorts, commented, "We are really excited to be bringing our dynamic AVANI brand to North Africa with the launch of these two properties in Tunis. We look forward to working closely with Groupe Chaabane to launch the brand in the Tunisian capital, a market which we are confident has a lot of potential."

 

Mr. Maher Chaabane, Chairman of Groupe Chaabane, also commented, "We are pleased to partner with Minor Hotels and believe the AVANI brand will bring something new and exciting to the hospitality market in Tunis. We are confident that Group Chaabane's extensive real estate and hotel development experience, combined with Minor Hotels' hotel and resort management expertise, will ensure a successful partnership."

Launched by Minor Hotels in 2011, AVANI Hotels & Resorts is an upscale, contemporary brand appealing to millennial minded travellers who appreciate quality and value. AVANI currently has 18 properties in operation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia and the UAE, with the brand most recently launching in Europe in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.

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New Delhi, October 11, 2017: With the goal of developing outstanding hotels in Qatar, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts – part of Minor Hotels – announces it is now operating the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha, a collection of nine unique and historical buildings featuring intricate décor and architecture, nestled in the heart of the historic Souq Waqif.

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, which is one of the many assets managed by Katara Hospitality, Qatar's leading hospitality organisation, will now be known as Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli. The synergies of these two brands will enhance the development of the local hospitality sector and contribute towards the economic diversification, as envisioned in the Qatar National Vision 2030.

 

Located within the renowned Souq Waqif and close to Doha's Hamad International Airport, as well as major business hubs such as the New Msheireb Business and the Bank Street, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli offers an immersion in Arabian tradition and culture, combined with the luxury service and personal attention for which Tivoli hotels are renowned.

 

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli specialise in bespoke services and facilities, tailored to the needs of today's business and leisure travellers. From personal butler service and fine quality dining, to a fully equipped business centre and recreational facilities. The hotels provide a range of experiences to suit the most discerning guests. Traditional architecture fuses with contemporary spa facilities, along with a Moroccan hammam.

 

Backed by its impeccable 80 plus years of heritage and experience, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts differentiate through the range of unique experiences offered, allowing guests to enjoy the most authentic features of every destination, along with innovative and outstanding service. As part of Minor Hotels portfolio of brands, Tivoli now adds Qatar to the collection of distinctive high end luxury properties it operates in Portugal and Brazil.

 

Guests staying at Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli are able to experience both traditional culture and the modern vibes of the city, discovering Souq Waqif through guided tours offered by their Personal Butler. Exploring narrow winding alleyways reveals merchants trading fine silks, carpets, spices, textiles, antiques, musical instruments and Arabian Oud perfume.

 

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels, commented, "The addition of Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli to the portfolio is extremely exciting for Tivoli and represents the brand's debut in the Middle East region and also the first of Minor Hotels' planned expansion of the brand outside of its home markets of Portugal and Brazil. It will undoubtedly enhance Doha's appeal to affluent travellers from around the world, including the discerning millennial market."

In addition to Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli in Qatar, the brand, which will celebrate its 85th birthday in 2018, has a portfolio of 12 hotels – ten in Portugal and two in Brazil. This year has seen significant investment in a number of the brand's properties, including multi-million Euro refurbishments at both the flagship Lisbon property – Tivoli Avenida Liberdade – and Tivoli Carvoeiro in the Algarve. In addition Tivoli Oriente in Lisbon and Tivoli Marina Vilamoura in the Algarve, along with the two properties in Brazil, have all been refurbished. Minor Hotels also operates Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, the luxury brand's first resort in Qatar.

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New Delhi, October 11, 2017:  Poona Hoteliers Association, a body representing 64+ Star Hotels of Pune, elects Mr Neerav Panchamia as President for 2017 - 18 at the Annual General meeting held on 19.09.2017 at Seasons, an Apartment Hotel. He continues his 3rd Year as President.

The Executive Committee (Office Bearers) of the Poona Hoteliers Association 2017-18 is as under :

President of Honour - Mr Suresh Talera

President - Mr Neerav Panchamia

Sr Vice President - Mr Vijayan Gangadharan

Vice President - Mr Sharan Shetty

Hon Secretary - Mr Avijit Chaturvedi

Jt Hon. Secretary - Mr Shekhar Walavalkar

Hon Treasurer - Mr Mandar Chitale

Secretary General - Ms Prapti Deshpande

Members - Shrinivas Chaphalkar, Nishant Agarwal, Prantik Ray, Sahdev Mehta, Vikramraj Shetty

Past Presidents - Mahipal Singh, Arun Nayar, Sanjay Singh

Patrons - PS Anand, Satish Bakre

Note from President - I am thankful to the members for having elected me for the year as President. The past year, has been an eventful one for the Hotel Industry, with many issues such as demonetisation, service charge, MRP issues, liqor ban, GST etc. The Poona Hoteliers Association has been an active voice in Maharashtra in highlighting and working towards these issues along with the Regional Associations and working with the government. We also have many activities planned for members such as Educational Seminars, Training Programmes and Food Festivals for the year.

President's Contact Details:

M- 9890301342 E: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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