As part of its continued expansion across the Asia-Pacific, Onyx Hospitality Group has announced two senior promotions.
David Cumming has been named regional vice president of operations for Bangkok, Malaysia and Laos, while and Pierre-Andre Pelletier has moved up to regional vice president of operations for south Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives.
Cumming is elevated from his previous role as vice president and area general manager for Bangkok.
In his expanded role, he will support the company’s future growth in Malaysia, where Onyx has one newly-launched Amari and three additional hotels in the pipeline, and Laos, the location of three new Amari properties currently under development.
A 25-year veteran in hospitality, Cumming has been with the company since 2004 and has been general manager at both Amari Pattaya and Amari Watergate Bangkok.
Previously the vice president and area general manager for south Thailand, Pelletier takes on added leadership responsibilities in the Maldives and Vietnam.
Onyx currently operates Amari Havodda Maldives and is preparing for the early 2018 opening of OZO Hoi An.
The company is in active negotiations with partners on potential new developments in both destinations.
Hailing from a family of hoteliers and restaurateurs, Switzerland-born Pelletier joined the company in 1993.
“This is an exciting time in the on-going development and expansion of Onyx Hospitality Group, and also the year that we enter new markets like Malaysia, Vietnam and Laos,” said Douglas Martell, president, ONYX Hospitality Group.
“The expansion of both David and Pierre-Andre’s roles is an important step towards enhancing our commitment within these markets and paving the way for our future growth.”
Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 44 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries.