Onyx gives go-ahead for $100 million Ozo Pattaya project

Onyx gives go-ahead for $100 million Ozo Pattaya project

Onyx Hospitality Group has announced 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 US$100 million investment to redevelop the iconic 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 prime Pattaya landmark will comprise three hotels with a total of 752 keys, a new state-of-the-art ballroom, a wide range of recreational facilities and dining options, enhanced pool areas and re-landscaped gardens.

The site will also enjoy close proximity to the upcoming Terminal 21 Pattaya, a mega shopping mall which is a five-minute walk away.

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“Through the decades of the company’s ongoing growth and transformation, this iconic Amari location has stood the test of time and witnessed many milestones, achievements and events,” said Douglas Martell, chief executive, Onyx Hospitality Group.

“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, while introducing a brand-new Ozo and an all-suites Amari property to accommodate the evolving needs of international travellers, regional visitors and local patrons.”

Featuring a dedicated entrance area and recreational facilities, Ozo Pattaya will be positioned as a mid-scale hotel with signature beds in sleep-friendly rooms, energising breakfasts and superior connectivity with high-speed Wi-Fi and easy plug-and-play integration for personal devices.

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 conceptualised in response to a rising trend among travellers who enjoy home-style comforts supported by a full range of hotel services.

True to Amari’s commitment towards facilitating shared experiences, this property will feature spacious layouts with connecting suite options ideal for families and friends travelling together.