ONYX HOSPITALITY GROUP - ATM 2013 NEWS UPDATE
ATM Stand Number: AS 7170 (Sheikh Saeed Hall 1)
Dubai. 6 May 2013. Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group has announced a number of new hotel signings and openings for 2013, ensuring the target to become one of Asia’s leading hospitality providers by 2018 is surpassed ahead of schedule. In 2010, ONYX set a goal to increase its portfolio of operating properties to 51. By the end of 2013 the group will have 38 operational properties with an additional 12 contracts signed for the future.
New openings are spread across the group’s brand portfolio, which includes mid to upscale brand Amari and new select services offering OZO. Serviced apartment brand Shama will also add a Hangzhou property to its ever increasing portfolio.
ONYX currently operates 34 properties with an inventory of more than 5,000 rooms, across four diverse yet complementary hospitality brands – Saffron, Amari, Shama and OZO - each catering to the distinctive requirements of today’s business and leisure travellers.
EXPANSION PLANS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Amari Brand Update
Amari is the centrepiece of the ONYX portfolio of hospitality brands reflecting the warmth and energy of an evolving modern Asia. With a network of properties spanning from Thailand to the Middle East, Amari offers a vision of contemporary Asia. Every Amari property shares the flavours and texture of its setting. So whether travelling for business or pleasure, guests will discover contemporary spaces alive with energy. Five Amari projects are currently under development in India, Indonesia and Thailand.
Amari Doha- Now Open
In January 2013, ONYX launched Amari Doha, the first Amari hotel in the Middle East, in partnership with Sharaka Holdings. The 120-room Amari Doha offers a variety of accommodation options, including 78 superior rooms, 36 deluxe rooms and six suites. Ideally located just fifteen minutes from Doha International Airport and a short drive from the city and business centres of the Qatari capital, the hotel boasts a variety of dining experiences appealing to both guests and Doha residents. The property’s convenient function space makes it ideal for meetings and social events. Further facilities at Amari Doha include a business centre, fitness centre with views of the Doha skyline and a swimming pool. Amari Doha also opened the first Breeze Spa in the Middle East along with the international premier of the spa’s first ever menu of spa treatments dedicated to men.
Amari Pecatu Bali- New Announcement
Opening in 2015, Amari Pecatu Bali will feature 435 rooms, suites and villas. Located on the southern peninsula of Bali, Pecatu is well-known as a surfer's paradise with limestone cliffs and beautiful, secluded beaches. Amari Pecatu will be part of the 400-hectare Pecatu Indah Resort, an integrated development with planned facilities including a shopping mall and conference venues that can accommodate up to 12,000 people. It is already home to an 18-hole golf course, designed by famous golf architect Ronald Fream.
OZO Brand Update
OZO is the select service brand that offers a great sleep experience. The OZO philosophy is all about delivering restful nights, energising mornings, and the tools to offer on-the-go guests a quality experience with more control but without all the fuss.
The first OZO property, located on Hong Kong island, will open in Q2 2013, followed soon after by properties in Sri Lanka; Koh Samui and Pattaya in Thailand and Malaysia.
OZO Wesley Hong Kong – Opening Q2 2013
Set to open its doors very soon, the 250-room OZO Wesley Hong Kong is strategically located on Hennessy Road, a prime business and commercial area on Hong Kong Island between Admiralty and Wanchai MTR stations, just minutes’ walk from Pacific Place. The snooze zone incorporates 251 guest rooms; superb bedding and intuitively designed rooms giving guests just what they need for the perfect night’s sleep. Further facilities include the ‘Spot’ reception for speedy paperless check-in, ‘Tone’ OZO’s fitness room, ‘Talk’ meeting rooms with capacity for up to 50 people and ‘O2Go’ a grab and go food and beverage outlet.
OZO Colombo- Opening Q4 2013
Facing the Indian Ocean, OZO Colombo is a city hotel in an attractive locale overlooking the Indian Ocean. Set within the suburban district of Marine Drive, Colombo 4, OZO Colombo is just a few minutes' walk from the Galle Road and 15 minutes’ south of the city centre. The snooze zone incorporates 158 guest rooms and suites along with OZO’s comfort signatures. Further trademark guest areas at OZO Colombo will include the ‘Spot’, ‘Tone’, ‘Talk’, ‘Splash’ pool, ‘O2Go’ and ‘Eat’ all day dining. OZO Colombo will also introduce a roof top bar exploiting the ocean views of Marine Drive; this will be the first venue of its kind in Colombo.
Shama Brand Update
Shama is ONYX’s boutique serviced apartment provider epitomising comfort, style and luxury. Shama appeals to discerning executives and families wanting more than just a stylish place to stay but an aspirational lifestyle. Thoughtful service is at the heart of the Shama experience, ensuring guests always feel at home. Shama has secured management contracts for three new developments in China in the cities of Hangzhou, Chengdu and Beijing, thereby strengthening the brand’s position as a leading provider of quality living in Asia.
Shama HEDA Hangzou
Shama HEDA Hangzhou is scheduled to open in summer 2013 in Hangzhou, the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. Located within the Hangzhou Economic & Technological Development Area (HEDA), the city’s national-grade development zone, the residential project will comprise 102 luxuriously appointed one and two bedroom units. An ideal choice for business travellers, it features a fully-equipped business centre, fitness centre, theatre room and breakfast lounge.
ONYX Hospitality Group operates four diverse yet complementary hospitality brands – Saffron, Amari, Shama and OZO - each catering to the distinctive requirements of today’s business and leisure travellers. ONYX reaches beyond its Thai roots to offer innovative management solutions across the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf and Asia-Pacific regions. Visit www.onyx-hospitality.com.