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ONYX TO LAUNCH AMARI IN INDIA, WITH A DEBUT IN THE PUNJAB CITY, LUDHIANA

ONYX TO LAUNCH AMARI IN INDIA, WITH A DEBUT IN THE PUNJAB CITY, LUDHIANA

 

ONYX Hospitality Group, a Thailand based hotel management company, has been appointed by Apna Punjab Resorts  Ltd to operate a  127-suite hotel in Ludhiana, the business capital of the Punjab, under its cornerstone mid to upscale Amari brand. The hotel, expected to open in the second half of 2012, will be known as Amari Ludhiana.

“This project will mark the entry of the Amari brand into India and, it is therefore a very significant milestone for us,” noted Peter Henley, President and Chief Executive Officer of ONYX Hospitality Group.

“Ludhiana is a thriving city and we look forward to working with Apna Punjab Resorts Ltd to make Amari Ludhiana the city’s leading hotel both in terms of its accommodation as well as its extensive catering facilities.”

Agyapaul Singh, owner of Apna Punjab Resorts Ltd commented: “We have long known of Amari and its enviable reputation for service, food and spa facilities in Thailand. We are truly delighted to have this instrumental role in creating the first Amari property in India.”

“Ludhiana is a vibrant and growing destination, with a strong demand for weddings and banquets amongst both the local and non-resident communities. As a brand new development and the first upscale all-suite hotel in the Punjab, Amari Ludhiana aims to be the leading venue to fully cater to the needs of these grand occasions,” Mr Singh added.

Located on Canal Road, a major bypass road in the city, the hotel will feature 127 spacious guestrooms with a courtyard lobby, reception and lounge located within a grand atrium space of approximately 1400 square metres. In terms of area, Amari Ludhiana will be the largest hotel in the Punjab.

The property will also offer significant banquet facilities and be able to accommodate events for up to 2,000 people as well as parking for 250 cars inside the complex Amari Ludhiana will also feature a tea lounge and Kitty rooms, to cater to the area’s key niche market, society ladies’ lunches and social gatherings. Other facilities will include a large multi-cuisine all day dining restaurant, a spa, gymnasium and retail spaces.

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About ONYX:
ONYX Hospitality Group operates four diverse yet complementary hotel brands – Saffron, Amari, Shama  and Ozo - each catering to the distinctive requirements of today’s business and leisure travellers. The Thailand-based hotel management company also manages a portfolio of independently owned or franchised properties throughout Thailand (www.oamhotels.com). ONYX reaches beyond its Thai roots to offer innovative management solutions across the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf and Asia-Pacific regions. Visit www.onyx-hospitality.com.

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