Thailand’s Onyx Hospitality Group has signed its first ever Amari hotel in Malaysia.
Located in the far south of peninsular Malaysia, close to the border with Singapore, the 207-room Amari Johor Bahru will include a range of upscale facilities, including an Asian restaurant, spa and meeting rooms.
Scheduled to open in 2015, the property will form part of the Suasana Iskandar Malaysia development, which also offers serviced apartments, retail and leisure outlets. The development is also just five minutes’ walk from the upcoming JB Sentral MRT network, which will link Johor Bahru with Singapore.
The announcement of the Amari brand’s Malaysian launch comes just weeks after Onyx unveiled plans to introduce its Ozo hotel brand to Penang.
“We are very excited to be in a position to announce our second hotel development in Malaysia, so soon after the first,” said Onyz’s president & CEO, Peter Henley.
“As a Thai company, having a presence in one of our closest neighbouring countries has always been a priority for us. We are excited to be… bringing the first Amari to Malaysia with Amari Johor Bahru. Amari has become a household name in Thailand and we look forward to building that level of brand recognition in Malaysia.”
Amari is Onyx’s oldest brand, with a portfolio of 11 properties in Thailand. It recently expanded internationally with the opening of the Amari Doha in Qatar.