ONYX Hospitality Group enhances China team structure

Shanghai, 22 March 2018 – ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, is enhancing its commitment to China by strengthening its Shanghai-based team structure. In addition to creating a new Greater China regional base in Shanghai, the company has appointed Gina Wo to a newly-created role as Senior Vice President and Head of Greater China, effective 26 March 2018.

Gina Wo as Senior Vice President and Head of Greater China

Joining ONYX Hospitality Group after over 16 years at InterContinental Hotels Group, Gina will oversee all aspects of the company’s ongoing growth and expansion in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. To be based in Shanghai and reporting directly to President and CEO Douglas Martell, Gina will focus on further growth through the localisation of the company’s long-term strategic road map, to solidify the positioning of ONYX Hospitality Group as the hospitality player of choice among travellers, team members, investors and partners in the Greater China region.

One of Gina’s first priorities at ONYX Hospitality Group would be to increase the company’s corporate talent capabilities in Greater China by reviewing the existing manning and structure, as well as strengthening the company’s regional operations, hotel openings and commercial expertise in order to ensure its sustained and continued growth in line with robust portfolio expansion in the coming years. The Shanghai regional headquarters will be complemented by a satellite office in Hong Kong, with team members dedicated to supporting the company’s Hong Kong presence.

This strategic move follows significant recent China development wins for ONYX Hospitality Group, including a China-wide strategic partnership with Sincere Holdings Group for both companies to exclusively develop and open multiple Shama serviced apartment properties across 12 key cities across China. Amari, the company’s flagship hotel brand, also launched its first hotel in China in 2017 with the opening of Amari Yangshuo in Guilin.

“The importance of China goes far beyond the market being a huge growth destination for new properties, as the country is also one of our top source markets for travellers to our hotels across
the Asia-Pacific region,” said Douglas Martell, President & CEO, ONYX Hospitality Group. “Gina comes to ONYX Hospitality Group following an illustrious tenure at IHG, and I am confident that with her combined development and operational expertise, leadership strengths and wealth of industry contacts, she will lead us towards greater success in China.”

Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 45 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The Group has a robust development pipeline of over 20 new properties in markets such as China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia, and has set
a target of having 99 hotels open by 2024 as part of its journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the region.

The Emerald Development Group Co.Ltd welcoming the leading investors and financial team from Singapore

On 27th March 2018, The Emerald Development Group Co.Ltd Mr.Sawit Ketroj (Managing Director) introducing and welcoming the leading investors and financial team from stock market of Singapore.Visiting all the projects within The Emerald Group, preparing and planning for future funding and strategy. The expecting date for all process should be complete within 2018; these will make The Emerald Group much stronger in all aspect and reliable.

Novotel Phuket Phokeethra Voted One of Asia’s Top Business Hotels 2017

December 2017, Phuket – At the recent NOW Travel Asia Awards ceremony held on November 10, 2017, Novotel Phuket Phokeethra won an award for being one of Asia’s Top Business Hotels for 2017.

Established in 2012, the NOW Travel Asia Awards honour and recognise the industry’s best as voted by more than 650,000 industry leaders and tourism influencers across the hospitality, food & beverage and tourism sectors in Asia.

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) are an integral part of any business. Indeed, they have a major hand in boosting productivity, increasing profitability, and motivating a company’s sales force. In addition, they are usually the main factor behind securing existing clients’ loyalty and new accounts.

The Novotel Phuket Phokeethra is one of the ideal locations for MICE opportunities in Phuket. The hotel offers 1,300 sq.m. of modular meeting and banquet facilities, including a splendid 950 sq.m. ballroom with a large pre-function area, great for cocktail receptions. The hotel can accommodate up to 850 guests in its state-of-the-art Grand Ballroom with vaulted ceilings and offers four additional meeting rooms. Whether you are hosting a high-profile conference in Phuket, an annual board meeting, exclusive event or exhibition, functions at this Novotel hotel in Phuket will delight delegates, families and friends.

Rest assured as every last detail is taken care of with Novotel’s ProAct: an exclusive, highly effective service to organise your conventions and seminars with the hotel’s extensive network, quality infrastructure, specially-adapted facilities and efficient logistics, with nothing left to the last minute. You can entrust our corporate events planner to work with your ideas and provide you with a customized solution that fits you. Our team is responsive to all of your needs and strives to guarantee successful professional meetings. At the heart of the hotel, a connected, stylish and cosy working area meets the needs of all mobile workers. Alone or as part of a team, you can organise your business meetings or confidential interviews in the best possible conditions at Novotel Phuket Phokeethra.

For more information please contact h9932@accor.com or call 076 397 777
www.novotel-phuket-phokeethra.com

Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Awarded Asia’s Top Family Hotels 2017

December 2017, Krabi – At the recent NOW Travel Asia Awards ceremony held on November 10, 2017, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort was recognised as one of Asia’s Top Family Hotels for this year.

Established in 2012, the NOW Travel Asia Awards honour the industry’s best as voted by more than 650,000 industry leaders and tourism influencers across the hospitality, food & beverage and tourism sectors in Asia.

Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Awarded Asia’s Top Family Hotels 2017

For your next holiday, discover the outstanding amenities and activities for family that Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort has to offer. Each stay is enhanced by our signature Leisure Concierge service from the minute you arrive, and your personal assistant is available to ensure your stay is unforgettable.

All 276 rooms and suites are decorated in a French colonial style with teakwood floors and furniture, and are fitted with a signature MyBed by Sofitel, marble bathtubs and a large private balcony overlooking the sea, pool or garden.

Families will enjoy dining at three restaurants serving Thai, Indian, Italian and international cuisines, and relaxing beside Thailand’s largest free-form swimming pool. You can also find sanctuary at So SPA with L’OCCITANE, stay in shape the fitness centre, enjoy a challenging game at our exclusive 9-hole golf course, or explore idyllic tropical islands by private speedboat and Make your stay a little more magnifique with our exclusive Club Millésime privileges.

Life is Magnifique at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort.

For more information please contact 075-627-800 or email h6184-re@sofitel.com
www.sofitelkrabiphokeethra.com

ONYX Hospitality Group Appoints Craig Bond as Executive Vice President of Operations

Bangkok, Thailand – 30 November 2017. ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Craig Bond as Executive Vice President of Operations.

Craig joins ONYX from Oakwood Asia-Pacific where he held the role of Vice President of Operations, overseeing the Group’s portfolio across the region as well as supporting the opening pipeline. Prior to joining Oakwood, Bond held leadership roles with Pan Pacific Hotels, Mirvac and Saville Hotel Group across Australia and the Oceania regions.
Commenting on his new role, Craig said: “I am excited to be joining ONYX at a time when the group is expanding into new markets and territories; and I look forward to being a part of the company’s growth as we continue our journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 44 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The Group has a robust development pipeline of 22 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels by 2024 as part of its journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the region.

Novotel Phuket Phokeethra celebrated 50th Anniversary AccorHotels at Estrela Sky Lounge

November 2017, Phuket – There is something to celebrate about 50 years of exciting adventures and grand innovations. But don’t imagine that we would be rejoicing with pomp and ceremony, streamers and fireworks. That’s old-fashioned and for the faint-hearted. What we want is to show the world that at the grand age of 50, we’re not done with innovating or impressing people with our “Feel Welcome” spirit. On November 19th, together we are all going to open our doors to the people who don’t usually come through them, to our neighbors, those “Local Heroes”

Every day, hundreds of residents pass our hotels without stopping by. And every day, in our neighborhoods, those very same people protect us, care for us, educate us, entertain us, feed us and make our lives easier. They are our “Local Heroes”. They are doctors, nurse, ambulance drivers, teachers, policemen, firemen, artists, bakers, grocers, volunteer workers and so on. They look after us and our neighborhoods. So now it’s time we looked after them.

Novotel Phuket Phokeethra celebrated 50th Anniversary AccorHotels at Estrela Sky Lounge

Novotel Phuket Phokeethra celebrated 50th Anniversary AccorHotels at Estrela Sky Lounge

Novotel Phuket Phokeethra celebrated 50th Anniversary AccorHotels at Estrela Sky Lounge

Novotel Phuket Phokeethra celebrated 50th Anniversary AccorHotels at Estrela Sky Lounge

 

Novotel Phuket Phokeethra celebrated 50th Anniversary AccorHotels at Estrela Sky Lounge

Just imagine. All together, on the same day, the entire AccorHotels Family pays tribute to the hospitality industry with a “Feel Welcome” day on November 19th. Our management team led by General Manager of Novotel Phuket Phokeethra, Cedric Besler, has invited our Heroes to join our special cocktail night at ESTRELA Sky Lounge. Our Heroes include Vice Governor, Provincial Administration Organization, Doctor, Nurse, Lawyer, Fireman, Proprietor, National Team Badminton Athletes, and Travel Agent and so on.

To entertain our Heroes, we will provide delicious gourmet food and special drinks, accompanied by soothing music from a local DJ.