Onyx unveils a slew of new GMs

(First row, from left to right) Dean Rossilli, Area General Manager for Malaysia, ONYX Hospitality Group; Clinton Lovell, General Manager of Amari Watergate Bangkok; Ingo Domaschke, General Manager of OZO Pattaya; Sanjeev Kapoor, General Manager of Shama Sukhumvit Bangkok and Ekamai Gardens Bangkok (Second row, from left to right) Sanjiva Gautamadasa, General Manager of Amari Vogue Krabi; Porntip Pibarnwong, Hotel Manager for Amari Residences Bangkok, Chiva Bangkok Hotel and Amp Am House; Sirilak Buahom, Hotel Manager of Sukhothai Heritage Resort

Onyx Hospitality Group has made seven key hotel leadership appointments as part of its ongoing growth and expansion across the Asia-Pacific region.

Dean Rossilli has been named area general manager for Malaysia to pave the way for the group’s plans to have six hotels open across the three key gateway cities of Peninsula Malaysia by 2021.

Clockwise from top left: Dean Rossilli, Clinton Lovell, Ingo Domaschke, Sanjeev Kapoor, Sirilak Buahom, Porntip Pibarnwong and Sanjiva Gautamadasa

Currently based at Amari Johor Bahru, Rossilli joined Onyx from the Pan Pacific Hotels Group where he held general manager roles in Indonesia and Singapore. Throughout his 25-year career, he has assumed various leadership roles with companies and brands such as GLH Thistle, Marriott, Renaissance and Sheraton in Australia, the UK, the US and South-east Asia.

Clinton Lovell is the new general manager for Amari Watergate Bangkok. Joining Onyx from Minor Hotels, Clinton was general manager at Avani Atrium Bangkok as well as Anantara Seminyak Bali. He also held earlier leadership roles with Accor Hotels in Bangkok, Koh Samui, Pattaya and Siem Reap.

Rossilli and Lovell will both report directly to David Cumming, regional vice president of operations for Onyx’s expanding presence across Bangkok, Malaysia and Laos.

In addition, veteran Onyx general manager Ingo Domaschke has moved from his previous Koh Samui-based role to Pattaya as opening general manager for Ozo Pattaya, scheduled to open in 2020.

He is also part of the pre-opening task force for the early 2019 relaunch of Amari Pattaya Ocean Tower and unveil of the new Amari Pattaya Ocean Suites, offering his expertise from the refurbishment and recent relaunch of Amari Koh Samui.

In Bangkok, Sanjeev Kapoor has been named general manager of Shama Sukhumvit Bangkok and Ekamai Gardens Bangkok. Sanjeev joins Onyx from Oakwood where he served as general manager for Oakwood Premier in Bangalore. His hotel career started with Hyatt in Melbourne, before taking on leadership roles with Crown Resorts, The Leela Group in New Delhi and TFE Hotels in Melbourne.

Sanjiva Gautamadasa joins the the company as general manager of Amari Vogue Krabi. Of Sri Lankan heritage, Sanjiva has held various leadership roles with Alila Hotels in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and with Jetwing, Oberoi and Dubai International Hotel.

Two female leaders have also been promoted to hotel manager roles. Porntip Pibarnwong has been named hotel manager for Amari Residences Bangkok, Chiva Bangkok Hotel and Amp Am House. She was previously director of sales and marketing at Amari Watergate Bangkok.

Sirilak Buahom is now hotel manager for Sukhothai Heritage Resort, having been promoted from her previous role as guest relations manager at Amari Watergate Bangkok.

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