I had the pleasure in December last year to head to the Gold Coast and experience the brand new AVANI Hotel, AVANI Hotels & Resorts are revolutionising the ordinary hotel key, unlocking the best of the city in a completely new way, using everyone’s favourite travel companion – the mobile phone.
In a unique world first, AVANI will be connecting directly with guests using Facebook Messenger technology. Guests simply use their mobile phone to scan a Facebook Messenger code on their hotel room key, instantly opening up a Facebook chat anytime, anywhere. A local guide will then tip guests off to the experiences they won’t find in a travel brochure.
Through a national callout, AVANI has found four of Broadbeach’s biggest fans to join well-known personality Laura Dundovic as AVANIMe guides. They’ll be offering guests recommendations on the best experiences in and around Broadbeach, the home of its first Australian property.
“This is the real insider’s knowledge, the tips you won’t find in a brochure, said Laura Dundovic. “I will be joining Broadbeachaficionados who will be ready and waiting to hear what guests are after and provide our insider’s guide to the best places to eat, drink, shop, play and more. It’s personalised recommendations straight to you, when you want them.”
The premium hotel chain, which has 20 hotels & resorts around the world, is committed to the details that matter to guests in and outside its four walls.
Commenting on the launch Kira Klein, General Manager Marketing, AVANI Hotels & Resorts said, “Most hotel keys only open one door. At AVANI Hotels & Resorts, we believe guests should be out and about, exploring the best of the city.
“With so many people using their mobile phones to search for travel inspiration, often spending hours sifting through countless reviews to find the best locations, Keys to the City is a fun way to use our hotel keys to connect our guests not just with the city, but with the people who love it – our AVANIMe guides.”
AVANI opened in Broadbeach on the 6th of December 2017, and the Keys to the City experience ran from the 5 – 11th of December 2017. People can also share their recommendation to #AVANI #KeysToTheCity. After the launch the local insiders recommendations now live on in a purpose built chat bot. The hotel team will also use Facebook Messenger for customer care & provide their own AVANI recommendations.
AVANI Broadbeach is a much anticipated arrival on the Gold Coast and has availability for the Games. The One and Two Bedroom Suites take cool, coastal living to a new level, featuring spacious open-plan layouts, fully equipped kitchens with top-line appliances, relaxing lounge and dining areas, smart TVs, laundry facilities, private balconies and complimentary Wi-Fi.
When it comes to kicking back, chilling out or meeting up, AVANI Broadbeach offers guests with a thoughtful mix of onsite facilities, from a landscaped terrace, to a guest lounge, well-equipped gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool and sun deck.
ADDRESS: 2663 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD, 4218
RESERVATIONS: 1300 110 903. Room rates starting from $199
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