A NEW NAME has been added to Pattaya’s hospitality lineup – AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa, located in the heart of the city on Pattaya Beach, is now open for business, offering great sea views and a relaxed vibe.
Previously operated as Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, the 298-room resort has undergone a US$5 million facelift in refurbishing the resort, including guest rooms, meeting rooms, the Elephant Bar and Garden Café Restaurant, plus a new eatery called The Pantry, where guests are able to eat, grab a quick bite or stock up their mini bars.
AVANI Sea View and AVANI Garden View Rooms, along with the AVANI Garden Terrace Suites have been redesigned to offer an improved use of space and a host of modern comforts.
The design is contemporary, using a subtle and stylish neutral colour palette to create restful and soothing space, while the newly refurbished Garden Café Restaurant offers a tranquil spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The design style is organic, natural and uncluttered with warm textures and muted tones of plum, grey and shades of white. Its varied buffet offers international fare and classic Thai dishes. Lunch and dinner favourites include the seabass, with masala sauce, pumpkin risotto and local tiger prawns.
Sala Rim Nam, the resort’s open-air Thai restaurant, is encircled by lotus ponds and tropical flora, offering a Thai culinary journey surrounded by the sea breeze and the fragrance of Frangipani blossoms. Standout dishes include the Massaman chicken curry and Choo Chee salmon.
Its AVANISpa offers a different approach to wellness, focusing on each guest’s individual needs rather than offering only standard treatments. The therapist conducts a consultation with the guest to accurately determine what treatment the guest really needs.
Treatment options include Boost, Balance, Calm and Purify. Rejuvenating Boost treatments are an antidote for those suffering from low energy and jet lag. Balance treatments ground the body, mind and mood and Calm treatments release muscle tension, relieve anxiety and recharge the mind. Purify treatments offer the perfect detox. Guests can also enjoy outdoor treatments in the air-conditioned spa pavilions by the pool.
AVANIFit focuses on lifestyle elements that promote a healthy body and healthy mind and the resort’s 2,000 square metre Fitness Club, with facilities comprising an aerobic studio, a full range of cardiovascular equipment, strength machines, free weights and two floodlit tennis courts, allow guests to keep up their fitness routines whilst on holiday or business. Daily exercise classes include Yoga, Pilates and Muay Thai boxing.
Set within the lush gardens is a 650-square-metre outdoor adult and children’s swimming pool, with a hydrotherapy Jacuzzi plunge pool.
Located in the heart of Pattaya and overlooking the beach, the resort is only minutes away from the city’s hotspots and is connected to Royal Garden Plaza. This entertainment mall brings retail stores and family attractions and experiences together under one roof. The selection of restaurants includes world-renowned Benihana, where guests can enjoy ‘eatertainment’ around Teppanyaki style dining.
Mall family entertainment comes in the form of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum of oddball finds, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s 4D Moving Theatre and Ripley’s Infinity Maze, plus, Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum. Pattaya also offers a wide range of entertainment for kids ranging from The Million Years Stone Park, Crocodile Farm, Upside Down House and Sheep Farm, along with the Cartoon Network-themed waterpark with over 13-acres of family raft rides, speed-racing slides and water-play fortresses.
Pattaya is a water sport adventurists dream about. From jet skiing to deep sea fishing, windsurfing and wakeboarding to parasailing yachting, and flyboarding.
There are numerous scuba dive centres with PADI dive training courses available for novices and experienced divers, wanting to complete their dive master certification.
The weather is fantastic all year round, offering great visibility and diversity of dive sites and Coral Island is just a boat ride away, where the snorkelling and diving is amazing. For those who prefer a quieter beach experience, there’s Tien Beach, Samae Beach and Naon.
Golfing enthusiasts will be delighted by Pattaya’s range and diversity of fairways and greens. Pattaya has more than 20 championship golf courses. Many have been designed by golf legends, including Nick Faldo (Great Lakes), Jack Nicklaus (Laem Chabang), Gary Player (Sri Racha) and Robert Trent Jones (Eastern Star). The Siam Country Club is one of Thailand’s finest and most challenging courses, and has played host to international tournaments on many occasions including the LPGA.
AVANI Pattaya is 90 minutes by car from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and the closest major beach destination to Thailand’s capital.