BANGKOK, 9 June 2017: ONYX Hospitality Group plans to open a new 406-room OZO hotel on a site adjacent to the existing Ocean Tower of Amari Pattaya.
As part of a USD100 million investment to redevelop the North Pattaya site, the group will also launch a new premium all-suites Amari wing on the location where the Garden Wing of Amari Pattaya once stood.
In addition, the 20-storey Amari Pattaya Ocean Tower and surrounding facilities will undergo an extensive refurbishment programme.
Upon completion in early 2019, the North Pattaya property will comprise of three hotels with 752 rooms, a new ballroom, a wide range of recreational facilities and dining options, enhanced pool areas and re-landscaped gardens. The property will be close to the upcoming Terminal 21 Pattaya, newest mega shopping mall now under construction.
“This iconic Amari location has stood the test of time and witnessed many milestones, achievements and events,” said ONYX Hospitality Group chief executive officer Douglas Martell. “As we approach the 45th anniversary of Amari Pattaya, it is with great excitement that we embark on plans to enhance the guest experience at this flagship property, whilst introducing a brand-new OZO and an all-suites Amari property to accommodate the evolving needs of international travellers, regional visitors and local patrons.”
OZO Pattaya is being co-developed by Orion Hospitality, a joint venture between ONYX Hospitality Group and Singapore Hospitality Holdings aimed at accelerating the expansion of the OZO and Shama portfolio across the region.
Amari Pattaya Ocean Suites, a 49-key all-suites wing adjacent to the Ocean Tower, is a response to a rising trend among travellers who enjoy home-style comforts supported by a full range of hotel services.
The Ocean Tower of Amari Pattaya will be relaunched following an extensive refurbishment programme, with brand-new rooms and suites, enhanced lobby and arrival zone, upgraded Horizon Club executive lounge and Amaya Food Gallery, an innovative market-style dining concept inspired by Asian street food.
Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a regional portfolio of 42 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. 2017 is a significant year of expansion for the Group, with new openings scheduled in China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Laos.
The Group has a development pipeline of over 20 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia, and has set a target of 99 hotels by 2024.