ONYX Hospitality Group has been appointed by Apna Punjab Resorts 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, chief executive 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.”
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 1,400 square metres.
In terms of area, Amari Ludhiana will be the largest hotel in the Punjab.
Agyapaul Singh, owner of Apna Punjab Resorts 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.
The property will also offer significant banquet facilities and be able to accommodate events for up to 2,000 people.
Other facilities will include a large multi-cuisine all day dining restaurant, a spa, gymnasium and retail spaces.
ONYX Hospitality Group is a Thailand based hotel management company.