November 7, 2018

ONYX Hospitality Group welcomes the 50th property in its expanding portfolio with the opening of Shama Hongqiao Shanghai

Shama Hongqiao Shanghai opens with recognition as one of China’s most highly anticipated new serviced apartments of the year

Bangkok, 7 November 2018  – Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management groups, announced the opening of its 50th property – Shama Hongqiao Shanghai.

Ideally located in the booming Hongqiao Business District, Shama Hongqiao Shanghai is minutes away from the renowned National Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hongqiao International Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station, holding a prime location within the city’s newest economic zone dedicated to business, trade, convention and the service industry.

With 132 stylishly-appointed apartments offering a variety of layouts from studio to two-bedroom residences, all units come with high ceilings, providing an extra element of space for both travellers as well as longer stay residents. For the enhanced feel of home, each apartment is fitted with a customised Shama Slumber bed with an extra-soft feather mattress topper, fully equipped kitchenette, ample storage space, dual laundry washer and dryer, LED TV with international channels, Wi-Fi internet access and a work desk.

The opening of Shama Hongqiao Shanghai as ONYX Hospitality Group’s 50th operating property in the Asia-Pacific region marks a key milestone for the group. Following the set up of its Greater China regional headquarters in Shanghai earlier this year, ONYX Hospitality Group has made significant progress in China and received positive recognitions within the market.

At the recent 2018 AHF Asia Hotel Awards, Shama was recognised as the “Best Serviced Apartment Operator of Asia” for the sixth year. The brand’s two most recent openings in Shanghai were also winners at That’s 2018 Hospitality Awards, with Shama Hongqiao Shanghai named “Most Highly Anticipated New Serviced Apartment of the Year” and Shama Changfeng Shanghai named “Newly Opened Serviced Apartment of the Year”. In addition, Amari was awarded the “Best Asian Style Hotel” at the 2018 Golden Pillow Awards of China Hotels.

These awards and accolades serve as an affirmation of the efforts ONYX Hospitality Group has made within the Greater China market and provide strong motivation for its brands to drive towards even greater achievements as the portfolio continues to expand.

Douglas Martell, President & CEO, ONYX Hospitality Group, said: “The Greater China region is one of our fastest growing and most important markets, and will continue to play a significant role in our ongoing expansion and quest to be one of the Asia-Pacific region’s leading medium-sized hotel operators. Following the formation of our Shanghai-based Greater China team structure, ONYX Hospitality Group has successfully attracted the best talent in the business. The opening of the 50th regional property right here in China and recognition by the wide range of industry awards and recognitions is affirmation that our China growth strategy is heading in the right direction.”

Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 50 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The Group has a robust development pipeline of close to 30 new properties in markets such as Australia and China, and has set a target of having 99 hotels open by 2024 as part of its journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the region.

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