Stand: AS348Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group is celebrating an exciting period of development for its most established hotel brand, Amari, as well as its entry into the Vietnamese market with its OZO brand.
The last 12 months have been momentous for the Group. Amari Dhaka in Bangladesh opened; Amari Phuket celebrated its 30th anniversary with the completion of a full renovation and the opening of its brand new Ocean Wing, adding 183 one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites in one of Phuket’s most prime locations. July also saw the launch of the new Amari website, bringing with it a host of new features, including virtual tours and videos.
Looking ahead, ONYX is pleased to announce the 15 January 2016 opening of Amari Havodda Maldives, the private and pristine hideaway that will feature 120 villas designed under the concept of “natural simplicity”. All villas are either beachfront or overwater and offer a contemporary and peaceful environment, as guests take in the soothing sounds of the ocean.
In addition, following an extensive expansion, Amari Koh Samui will re-open its doors on the Thai island on 1 April 2016.
ONYX’s OZO brand is also going through a period of accelerated development. May 2015 saw the fifth property in the portfolio open, as OZO Kandy Sri Lanka welcomed its first guests. The property occupies a prime location in the heart of town, adjacent to Kandy Lake. OZO is a select service hotel experience, created for travellers who crave the basics done right – a great night’s sleep, energising breakfasts and reliable connectivity to the world and the local area.
ONYX continues to break new ground and will enter Vietnam for the first time with OZO Hoi An, through the recent partnership agreement signing with HB Group to manage a 364-room beachfront resort in New Hoi An City area. The hotel is scheduled to open in early 2017. Also scheduled for 2017 is the opening of Amari Galle, which marks the entry of the Amari brand in Sri Lanka.
Peter Henley, Chief Executive Officer, ONYX Hospitality Group commented: “We are delighted with the results of 2015 which has been a highly significant year for ONYX Hospitality Group. As well as key developments with our Amari hotel brand, we are thrilled by the progression of OZO and the response to the brand among hotel guests and investors. Our most recent announcement, introducing our unique OZO brand concept to Vietnam, is set to take ONYX into new markets in the coming years.”