June 7, 2024

ONYX Hospitality Group Spotlights Incredible MICE Properties in its Malaysia Portfolio

London – April 2024ONYX Hospitality Group, the prominent management company in Southeast Asia specialising in hotels and resorts, serviced apartments and luxury residences, is proud to showcase its remarkable MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) properties within its esteemed Malaysia portfolio. Renowned for its commitment to excellence in the hospitality sector, ONYX Hospitality Group offers a diverse range of venues tailored to meet the needs of corporate events, conferences, and exhibitions, both large and small (Can we use a word other than ‘small’ ? also Can we add ONYX Hospitality Group is also well-prepared to cater to the needs of all travellers, whether guests are checking-in for business, MICE, leisure, or the increasingly popular ‘bleisure’ stays?)

Malaysia’s burgeoning reputation as a premier destination for MICE events is further elevated by ONYX Hospitality Group’s exceptional properties, strategically located in key cities across the country. These venues, encompassing the Group’s Amari and OZO brands, provide state-of-the-art facilities, unparalleled service, and breathtaking surroundings, ensuring memorable and successful events for every occasion.

Among the standout properties featured in ONYX Hospitality Group’s Malaysia portfolio are:

Amari SPICE Penang: 

Opened in 2022, Amari SPICE Penang is directly attached to the SPICE Convention Centre and SPICE Arena, the world’s first hybrid solar-powered MICE complex, and just 5km from Penang International Airport. This contemporary 453-key hotel, Penang’s largest hotel in terms of room count, is an impressive venue for functions and events. With five naturally-lit spaces ranging from the 10-pax Peridot boardroom to the 85-guest Citrine room and the spectacular 250-guest Jadeite ballroom, every company can bring their vision to life. The adjoining 8,000-pax SPICE Convention Centre can stage the grandest of global gatherings. Amari SPICE Penang was recently awarded the title of Malaysia’s “Best MICE Hotel” at the prestigious HAPA Awards.

Amari Kuala Lumpur:

Amari Kuala Lumpur offers seamless event experiences at the heart of KL Eco City, a vibrant business and entertainment district. Surrounded by international corporate offices including Mercu 2 & 3, Aspire Tower, The Garden North Tower and South Tower, Centrepoint and Menara IGB, and only 45 minutes from KLIA, this sophisticated and refined upscale hotel is conveniently situated to be a hub of business whilst exciting options for downtime are within easy reach, including the Mid Valley Megamall. Special events can be hosted in the light-filled Veria Ballroom starting from 200 guests for standing cocktail, while productive meetings and training sessions are brought to life at the 65-pax Agave or Yucca Meeting Rooms. or Yucca Meeting Rooms. With plenty of social spaces for breakouts, networking and exhibitions, plus a sleek business lounge, Amari Kuala Lumpur can create lasting benefits for every company.

Delegates will appreciate the vibrant culinary scene at Amari Kuala Lumpur, catering to every palate. Amaya Food Gallery takes guests on a culinary adventure with sizzling street food stalls, live cooking stations, and a fusion of local, Asian, and international flavours. Alternatively, guests can enjoy the views of Kuala Lumpur’s neon-glowing skyline at the Amaya Terrace Bar – an al fresco dining space that seats up to 100 people in a shaded, tropical restaurant setting. The commitment to excellence extends to prime relaxation pursuits, with a stunning infinity pool and well-equipped FIT centre. 

Amari Johor Bahru: 

Amari Johor Bahru is perfectly positioned in the heart of Johor Bahru’s Central Business District, right next to the Persada Convention Centre and within close proximity to the Singapore border crossing. Meeting planners can stage inspiring events in inviting spaces ranging from the 220-guest Lido & Rex rooms, which can host conventions, conferences and gala dinners, to the three Amari Sky rooms, which are ideal for intimate get-togethers and strategy sessions. The 150-guest Sky Banquet area will elevate corporate dinners and receptions, and the sensory Ideas Room will stimulate the senses and ignite the imagination.

The hotel’s modern amenities and convenient location make it a preferred choice for business travellers.

For the discerning MICE planner seeking the perfect venue, the Amari hotels in Malaysia offer an unparalleled experience, standing out for their strategic locations, state-of-the-art facilities and versatile accommodation options able to cater to the diverse needs of MICE travellers. When ready to unwind, business guests can indulge in modern dining experiences, including the vibrant Amaya Food Gallery concept, relax by shimmering outdoor swimming pools, stay active at fully-equipped FIT Centres, rejuvenate at soothing Breeze Spas, and enjoy exclusive access to Executive Lounges.

OZO George Town Penang:

Nestled in the heart of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, OZO George Town Penang offers contemporary meeting spaces equipped with the latest technology, complemented by stylish accommodation and all-day dining options. The stylishly designed rooms and suites provide a tranquil retreat after a busy day, whilst after a busy day delegates can unwind in the outdoor swimming pool, rejuvenate at the spa, or immerse in Penang’s rich heritage.

OZO, a vibrant and contemporary brand by ONYX Hospitality Group, emerges as an optimal choice for MICE planners seeking venues tailored to the needs of the modern traveller. Designed with a focus on efficiency and comfort, OZO properties offer smart, fuss-free accommodations that prioritise connectivity and a dynamic sense of local flair, essential for the discerning MICE attendee, alongside state-of-the-art facilities and versatile meeting spaces.

“We are delighted to showcase our exceptional MICE properties within our Malaysia portfolio,” said Mr. Yuthachai Charanachitta, CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group. “Each property exemplifies our commitment to providing unparalleled service and world-class facilities, ensuring that every event is a resounding success. We look forward to welcoming guests and event organisers to experience the unparalleled hospitality and professionalism that ONYX Hospitality Group is renowned for.”

He added: “As a testament to our commitment to strategic growth and dedication to providing a range of exceptional offerings, we are thrilled to have expansion planned in Malaysia for 2024. Malaysia’s tourism industry is flourishing, and the MICE sector is experiencing tremendous growth, making it a prime market for our diverse portfolio of properties. We are confident that our expansion will allow us to contribute to Malaysia’s burgeoning MICE sector and provide world-class hospitality to a growing segment within Asia.”

ONYX Hospitality Group is excited to announce the forthcoming addition of three new properties to the Malaysian portfolio: The eagerly anticipated OZO Medini, Shama Medini (Jess this property will be opened the door in 2025) and Shama Suasana Johor Bahru are set to join the esteemed collection in 2024 (Can we change to “ soon” or something better? This is because Shama Medini will aready be opened in 2025, not 2024). This expansion will result in a total of seven properties in Malaysia, making Malaysia the first country, outside of Thailand, to host all three ONYX brands: Amari, OZO and Shama. 

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About ONYX Hospitality Group

ONYX Hospitality Group, a reputable force in Southeast Asia’s hospitality industry, operates a collection of comprehensive yet complementary brands – Amari, OZO, Shama and Oriental Residence – catering to the distinctive needs of discerning business and leisure travellers in Southeast Asia where their expertise lies. In addition to its brand portfolio, ONYX Hospitality Group also operates additional hospitality services across spa and food and beverage. With over five decades of management experience, the company extends its innovative solutions throughout the region, upholding internationally recognised standards and ensuring optimal operational manoeuvrability. By fostering enduring relationships with like-minded business partners, ONYX Hospitality Group delivers unparalleled experiences in a dynamic and competitive market, meeting the ever-evolving demands of travellers. Visit the website at 

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