Onyx Hospitality Group has a signed an agreement with Laos-based Asia Investment, Development & Construction to develop a new-build Amari hotel in the city centre of Vientiane, the capital city of Laos.
AIDC is an investment and construction joint venture led by Tang Charoen Group, developer of Amari Vang Vieng which opened in late 2017.
Amari Vientiane will occupy a central Mekong Riverside location at the intersection of Quai Fa Ngum and Khun Bu Lom Roads, a short stroll to the city’s popular night market street and the Chao Anouvong Park.
Vientiane’s other top city centre attractions including the Patuxay Victory Monument, Lao National Museum and Wat Si Saket are easily accessible on foot or by tuk tuk or fixed-route shared jumbos.
Featuring 250 rooms and suites in a 15-storey building, Amari Vientiane will offer all the key Amari brand signatures including service from Amari Hosts, the street market-style Amaya Food Gallery, Breeze Spa, creative meetings facilities and generous indoor and outdoor space thoughtfully designed for sharing and informal gatherings.
Other facilities include a specialty restaurant, an outdoor pool and fully equipped fitness centre.
Douglas Martell, president, Onyx Hospitality Group, said: “We are excited to be in partnership with AIDC and extending our collaboration with Tang Charoen Group to establish their second Amari property in Laos.
“As a rapidly booming tourism destination, Laos recently saw the doubling in capacity of its international terminal at Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport.
“We look forward to the opportunity of targeting more international visitors as flight connectivity increases in the coming years.
“This deal is part of the strategic expansion of the Onyx portfolio, with 50 operating properties and 30 additional projects in the development pipeline.”
The Amari brand by Onyx Hospitality Group celebrates the essence of modern Thai elements, with each hotel in its portfolio highlighting the textures and flavours of its unique setting through architecture, design, cuisine and service complemented by subtle Thai touches.
Pheutsapha Phoummasak, president of Asia Investment, Development & Construction, said: “We are pleased to be in partnership with ONYX Hospitality Group, one of leading hotel management companies in Asia Pacific.
“I look forward to being a part of this project’s success.
“We are proud to play a key role in Laos’ ongoing tourism and robust economic growth.
“Laos is a beautiful country with a huge tourism potential, with its natural wonders and welcoming people, and is poised to be one of the fastest growing Southeast Asian destinations among international travellers.”