Avari Group set for local expansion

Published: May 4, 2012

"Sukkur is feasible for a four-star hotel, while we will open a three-star hotel in Hyderabad," Avari Group Chairman Byram D Avari, who plans to expand his hospitality business in secondary cities of Pakistan. PHOTO: avari.com

KARACHI: Avari Group has decided to develop Avari Xpress three- and four-star residences and boutique hotels in secondary cities of Pakistan on a lease basis.

Avari Group Chairman Byram D Avari while talking to journalists on the sidelines of a press briefing on Thursday informed that two such properties already exist in Islamabad. “We’ll have two more Avari Xpress properties in Lahore soon,” he said, adding that the group also planned to have similar properties in Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan and Sialkot.

The Avari properties provide all room amenities that are provided by their larger counterparts, including gym, restaurant and meeting facilities. However, they are limited in the food service and without a swimming pool and banquet facilities. Avari noted that Hyderabad did not apparently have enough demand to justify the establishment of a full-fledged Avari hotel there. However, he said he wanted to set up a three-star in Hyderabad. He added that Sukkur seemed more feasible for a four-star Avari hotel.

Avari Xpress residences and boutique hotels are being established as joint ventures, he said. Under the management/lease basis, the owner sets up the entire hotel and gets a percentage of room revenue as lease money for a period of 20 to 25 years. The eventual profit and/or loss is the responsibility of Avari Hotels International. This ensures that the owner gets a guaranteed stream of income without having to worry about the expenses.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 4th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Parvez
    May 4, 2012 - 3:24PM

    Well done. Extremely smart people.

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  • Interconnect Partners
    May 4, 2012 - 7:42PM

    Mr. Avari a bonafide hotelier, now in the franchising business from his start up with Beach Luxury, to giving a run to Hilton surrendering to his toes. With a vaccum in the hospitality industry, the increasing population, and the spending habbit to justify the establishment by new entrepreneur. Your initiative with Eitihad is also encouraging. Because hospitality and airlines go together, which is not valid any more. As the hospitality industry hotels, and airlines. Avari interest with the GSA of American Airlines. Todays de-fragmentation in the US aviation has created new opportunities with thousands of aircrafts in deserts perishing. Mr. Avari you can start an re-furbishing in the US of the Chapter 11 airline companies today many, many. Please enter aviation also in the hospitality industry.

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  • Avari
    May 4, 2012 - 10:44PM

    @Interconnect Partners: I’ll consider your offer

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  • Qazi Mehran
    May 5, 2012 - 4:43PM

    plz establish 4 star hotel at Sukkur, Sindh……. we need it….it gives opportunity to Sukkur for visiters,,,,,,

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  • Feisal Rahimtoola
    Jun 9, 2012 - 8:50PM

    The fact that property owner has positive cash inflows is too good! However, it should be a small fraction of the gross because property price appreciation is a big reward for the owner.
    Essentially, Avari International is taking the big responsibility of managing cashflow.

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