Appointments Onyx Hospitality hires new China head By TTG Asia / Posted on 2 October, 2020 1:28 Onyx Hospitality Group has appointed Ethan Cai as senior vice president and head of China, as part of its long-term commitment towards the China market. Based in the Shanghai regional office and reporting to Craig Bond, executive vice president, operations, Onyx Hospitality Group, Cai will lead the operations and development of the company’s portfolio of hotels and serviced apartments in China. He will be in charge of exploring new businesses and project deals, while overseeing the group’s ongoing expansion and pre-openings, including the upcoming Shama Hub New City Changchun and Shama Hub West Coast Haikou. tCai brings over 20 years of experience to his new role. Prior to joining Onyx, he co-founded a start-up company pioneering the use of robots for the hospitality business. He started his hospitality career with Hyatt, where he was the pre-opening team member of Grand Hyatt Shanghai. His other roles include general manager of the hotel division of China Jin Mao Group, as well as various senior positions at Morgan Stanley within the real estate investment and property divisions. Cai also spent time with PVCP Group, a European leader in development and operation of tourism residences, as one of the core founding members of its China JV, where he led the business development team in signing 11 different development projects over a period of 18 months.