January 17, 2024

ONYX Hospitality Group Set to Shine at WTM London: Showcasing Exciting Developments

ONYX Hospitality Group, a renowned Bangkok-based hospitality company renowned for its hotels and resorts, serviced apartments, and luxury residences across Asia Pacific, is proud to announce its return to WTM London, the leading travel trade show in the UK, taking place from 6th to 8th November 2023.

At this influential event, ONYX Hospitality Group will connect with industry partners, share its world-class meeting and event facilities, and provide insights into its aggressive expansion strategy. The group aims to solidify its position as “The Best Medium-sized Hospitality Management Company in Southeast Asia.” ONYX Hospitality Group is looking forward to meeting with existing business partners and forging new relationships, with the overall aim of forming long-term, strategic and mutually beneficial partnerships. With a profound commitment to a “Tailored Approach to Hospitality,” ONYX Hospitality Group boasts an impressive portfolio of 44 properties spread across Thailand, Malaysia, China including Hongkong, the Maldives, Bangladesh, and Laos. These properties are managed under four innovative and intuitive brands, including Amari, OZO, Shama, and Oriental Residence.

Expanding Horizons: ONYX Hospitality Group is on an ambitious trajectory, with plans to operate over 50 properties by 2025 and an even more ambitious target of 70 by 2028. Notable recent additions include the exquisite luxury resort Amari Raaya Maldives, which welcomed its first guests in Q3 2023, and the eagerly anticipated Amari Colombo Sri Lanka set to open its doors in 2024. Moreover, the group has a further 10 properties in the pipeline, with 9 slated to make their grand debut in 2024. From January to October, ONYX properties have achieved exceptional results, showcasing substantial growth in various areas. The room nights from UK travellers in the portfolio have not only surpassed 2019 levels but have seen an impressive 13% increase compared to that year. In comparison to 2022, the growth is even more remarkable, with a staggering 72.4% increase. One notable highlight is the outstanding performance of the serviced apartment brand, Shama. In 2022, Shama experienced remarkable growth, with a remarkable increase of 126.81% compared to the previous year. When compared to 2019, the growth is even more striking, with a staggering 157.71% increase. Among ONYX’s destinations, Bangkok stands out with a remarkable 60% growth compared to 2022, surpassing even the figures from 2019.

ONYX is well-known and regarded in the UK market for its high-quality beach destination resorts, which appeal to families, couples and groups of friends for romantic retreats, luxury breaks and family vacations. In addition, the portfolio in Thailand as a whole, has experienced substantial growth, with an overall increase of 18.26%. These remarkable results underscore the growing popularity of ONYX properties and the commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to travellers. While ONYX’s footprint extends globally, its primary geographical focus for growth is Southeast Asia, particularly in the vibrant markets of Thailand and Malaysia. Furthermore, the company is actively exploring opportunities in Hong Kong to secure additional projects and expand its presence in the region. The year 2024 is set to witness significant growth in Malaysia and Thailand. Beyond 2024, ONYX Hospitality Group has its sights set on Indonesia, with plans to establish a strong presence in Bali, Jakarta, and beyond, thus cementing its footprints in this dynamic and thriving region.

The Relaunch of Amari Bangkok

For thirty illustrious years, Amari Watergate Bangkok has been an iconic landmark in the bustling heart of Bangkok’s Central Business District. Known for its commitment to excellence and the support of its loyal guests, Amari Watergate Bangkok is undergoing a transformation. The decision to streamline its name to “Amari Bangkok” signifies more than just a rebranding; it is a celebration of unity and a tribute to the dynamic spirit of Bangkok. Amari Bangkok embodies the very essence of the city – a city that never sleeps, always welcoming, and endlessly vibrant. The brand proposition, “Brighten Your World,” reflects its commitment to celebrating life’s moments of joy.The launch of the enhanced Amari Bangkok follows the completion of significant refurbishments with the overall aim of becoming the premier destination in the city across leisure, business and

MICE travellers.

The upgrades include a new collection of premier rooms and suites with contemporary interiors. A number of new dining establishments have been added to cater to the needs of travellers, ensuring the hotel has become a gastronome’s paradise. Whether it’s the street-inspired dishes at Amaya Food Gallery, refined Italian fare at Prego Bangkok – the iconic Italian restaurant brand which originated at Amari Koh Samui and serves mouth-watering Italian dishes curated by Chef Marco Boscaini – or the urbane ambiance at Bar Milano, every meal is an occasion to remember. The exciting new outlet, Chom Sindh, is set to launch in December 2023, offering a culinary voyage inspired by Thai waters and seafood traditions, while embodying authentic Thai hospitality. Another upcoming outlet, Nila, will feature Coastal Indian-Inspired Cuisine and is scheduled to open in Q1 2024.

In 2024, Amari Bangkok will welcome the ‘maai spa,’ following the successful launch of the ‘maai spa’ brand by ONYX Hospitality Group in 2023 at Amari Raaya Maldives and Amari Pattaya. This upscale wellness experience draws inspiration from the transformative journey of silk, seamlessly blending elegance and innovation to offer a holistic, border-transcending experience. This renovation and relaunch exemplify ONYX Hospitality Group’s commitment to providing exceptional hospitality and exceeding guest expectations by continually elevating their brands and services to meet evolving audience demands.

The CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group, Mr. Yuthachai Charanachitta, stated: “As part of our broader vision, the group aims to solidify its position as ‘The Best Medium-sized Hospitality Management Company in Southeast Asia,’ reflecting our commitment to excellence and continuously elevating the standards of hospitality in the region. We are dedicated to providing exceptional guest experiences, fostering sustainable practices while growing our presence in Southeast Asia’s dynamic and competitive hospitality industry. With the relaunch of Amari Bangkok, we pay homage to our heritage and celebrate the city’s vibrant multicultural spirit and positioning ourselves as the premier city venue for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE).”

At WTM London 2023, ONYX Hospitality Group invites attendees to explore these exciting developments and learn more about its vision for the future. The group is committed to delivering exceptional hospitality experiences while contributing positively to the growth and sustainability in the dynamic and competitive market and meeting the ever-evolving demands of travellers. Event Details: WTM London will be held from 6th to 8th November 2023 at ExCeL London exhibition & convention centre. ONYX Hospitality Group will have a strong presence at table 8 on Thailand’s stand S10 – 216.

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