ONYX expands Malaysian footprint with its first Amari

THAILAND-based ONYX Hospitality Group has been appointed to manage a property under its upscale Amari brand in the southern Malaysian city of Johor Bahru.

The 207-room Amari Johor Bahru owned by Exquisite Mode is part of the Suasana Iskandar Malaysia development and is scheduled to open by end-2015. It will be situated a five-minute walk from the upcoming JB Sentral Mass Rapid Transit System, which will link the city to Singapore.

The hotel will offer Amari’s signature features such as the Asian Food Gallery, Breeze Spa and Idea Rooms.

Johor Department of Tourism is targeting 24.2 million arrivals for this year, having recorded 12.6 million arrivals as of July. Neighbouring Singapore is currently the state’s top source market for international arrivals, followed by Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, the Philippines and India.

Earlier this year, ONYX announced its first property in Malaysia under its Ozo brand. Ozo Penang is scheduled to open in 2016.

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