Thailand’s Onyx Hospitality Group has signed management agreements for two new properties in Malaysia.
Located in the growing Iskandar area of the country, close to the border with Singapore, the new Ozo Medini and Shama Medini will form part of the UMCity Medini Lakeside complex, which is being developed by United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand).
Scheduled to open in 2018, the midscale Ozo Medini hotel will offer 198 rooms, a breakfast area, swimming pool and fitness centre. The Shama Medini meanwhile, will include 232 serviced apartments, a restaurant, kids’ club, fitness centre, and a rooftop garden with outdoor barbecue area.
“We are thrilled to continue the expansion of our brands in Malaysia. As a Thai company, having a presence in one of our closest neighbouring countries has always been priority for us,” said Onyx’s president & CEO, Peter Henley. “We have great confidence in our partner, UMLand, as these two new projects bring the total of shared projects to three, following the signing of Amari Johor Bahru in 2013.
“The latest projects are particularly significant for us, as upon completion, they will mark the first time all three of our core brands, Amari, Ozo and Shama will be present in one region anywhere in the world.”
Onyx is also planning to launch its Ozo brand in Penang next year.