ONYX Hospitality Group, the Thailand-based hotel management company, has signed management agreements with Sino Lanka Hotels Holdings for the development of two properties in the key Sri Lankan cities of Colombo and Galle.
“Sri Lanka is one of the most vibrant destinations in the Asia Pacific and one that is experiencing dynamic growth in tourism,” said Peter Henley, President and Chief Executive Officer of ONYX Hospitality Group. “We plan to make it a key hub for ONYX going forward.”
Bob Kundanmal, Chairman of Sino-Lanka hotels commented: “We aim to be at the forefront of hotel development in Sri Lanka in the next decade and we see the OZO brand as an ideal platform for bringing style and innovation to the mid-market sector. We look forward to working with ONYX over the coming years to bring these first projects to life”.
The select services brand provides guests with practical yet stylish accommodation where simplicity combined with quality is the key. OZO properties feature lively atmospheres in the public areas that contrast strongly with the haven of comfort and tranquillity that the guestrooms embody.
The 160-room Colombo OZO property will be built on Marine Drive, a north-south thoroughfare stretching along the Colombo coast. Located approximately five kilometres south of the city centre, the property will offer stunning sea views from most rooms, along with a café and stylish rooftop swimming pool.
In Galle, the OZO resort will be located directly on the beach, just two kilometres to the north of the landmark historic Galle Fort. Offering a unique select services facility to this popular tourist centre, the 148-room property will feature a landscaped swimming pool and beach area and lively dining offerings. All rooms will offer spectacular views of the Galle coastline.
Both OZO properties are expected to open in late 2013 and plans are also underway for other developments including a project in Kandy.
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Mr. Peter Henley - President and Chief Executive Officer, ONYX Hospitality Group
Mr. Stefan Furkhan - Director, Sino Lanka Hotels Holdings (Pvt) Ltd
Mrs. Nijaporn Charanachitta - Chairperson, ONYX Hospitality Group
Hon’ble Basil Rajapakse - Minister for Economic Development & Tourism
Mr. Bob Kundanmal - Chairman, Sino Lanka Hotels Holdings (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. Rajan Bharvani - Director, Sino Lanka Hotels Holdings (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. Manu Bhjowani – Director, Sino Lanka Hotels Holdings (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. Yuthachai Charanachitta – Owner, ONYX Hospitality Group
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