ONYX launches RM200m Amari JB

New Straits Times - - Business -

JO­HOR BARU: ONYX Hos­pi­tal­ity Group, a lead­ing ho­tel man­age­ment group in Asia, has ex­panded its op­er­a­tions to Malaysia with the launch of the RM200 mil­lion Amari Ho­tel Jo­hor Baru yes­ter­day.

The ho­tel is set to com­ple­ment Suasana Iskandar Malaysia, de­vel­oped by UMLand, which forms an in­te­gral part of the city’s re­de­vel­op­ment and trans­for­ma­tion pro­gramme.

With gen­eral man­ager Wayne Lunt at the helm, the 242-room ho­tel is lo­cated at Jalan Trus, which is a stone’s throw from the Per­sada Jo­hor In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Kom­tar JBCC and the Cus­toms, Im­mi­gra­tion and Quar­an­tine (CIQ) Com­plex.

ONYX pres­i­dent and chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Peter Hen­ley said the ho­tel was the group’s first in­vest­ment in Malaysia through the Amari brand, which had a strong pres­ence in Thai­land.

“We are proud to col­lab­o­rate with UMLand in mak­ing Amari Jo­hor Baru part of a her­itagerich area sur­rounded by com­mer­cial build­ings and shop­ping cen­tres.

“The Amari Ho­tel is a shop­ping haven for guests, and a draw for tourists who wish to ex­plore the hid­den se­crets and pe­cu­liar­i­ties of a city such as Jo­hor Baru,” said Hen­ley.

“The open­ing of the ho­tel is de­signed to cater to mar­ket de­mand, and tourism in a city un­der­go­ing rapid trans­for­ma­tion is a cur­rent trend,” he added.

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