ONYX Hospitality Group Enters Next Phase of Regional Growth

Bangkok, Thailand – 22 May 2017 – ONYX Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Martell as Chief Executive Officer. Previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ONYX, Mr Martell succeeds Peter Henley who will retire after successfully leading the company’s multi-brand and pan-regional expansion as Chief Executive Officer over a period of nine years.

Mr Martell will build on the achievements created by Mr Henley whilst further enhancing the foundations to ensure the company’s ongoing success as it enters the next phase of regional growth. He will lead a long term strategic plan as part of the company’s aim of becoming the best mid-sized hospitality player in Asia, with an emphasis on further growing the ONYX regional portfolio, augmenting the value proposition of each brand and enhancing operational excellence.

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Mr Martell boasts a wealth of hospitality experience from management and operational functions across a number of roles held in various markets including China, Japan, Australia, Europe and India. Prior to joining ONYX Hospitality Group as Chief Operating Officer in 2014, Mr Martell spent 13 years at InterContinental Hotels Group, where he held senior leadership roles in Australia, China and Japan, before being appointed IHG’s Vice President of Operations for Southwest Asia based in India.

“This is an exciting period in ONYX Hospitality Group’s ongoing transformation, and I am honoured to be entrusted with the leadership of one of Asia’s fastest growing hospitality companies,” said Mr Martell. “I am confident that with the ongoing dedication of our team members and support of our owning company, investors and partners, we can continue to build on the company’s successes to further expand our presence across the region.”

ONYX Hospitality Group currently operates 42 hotels in eight countries under three core brands – Amari, OZO and Shama – and has over 20 properties in the development pipeline in locations such as Australia, Vietnam and Laos. Most recently, the group launched Amari Yangshuo in Guilin, China and Amari Johor Bahru in southern Peninsula Malaysia, and plans to open new properties in Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Malaysia in the coming year. The company has announced its aim of having 99 hotels open across the region by 2024.

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort Finance Team Wins Accolade All the Way from Hawaii

GM Tony Pedroni (left) receives the Exceptional Achievement by a Team Award from Scott Dalecio, President and CEO of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts at the Honolulu awards gala.

HONOLULU, HAWAII – The finance team at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has been recognized for “Exceptional Work by a Team” from Outrigger Enterprises Group. The good news came during the Outrigger Po‘okela Excellence in Leadership Awards held in Honolulu in late April. The awards, covering all 37 Outrigger and affiliated properties in six countries, recognised exceptional employees, teams and properties that have made remarkable contributions to the success of Outrigger.

“Our local finance team on site in Bang Tao in Phuket do a terrific job, said Tony Pedroni, the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort General Manager who was in Hawaii for the awards ceremony and the Outrigger global leadership conference. “The finance team’s patience, attention to detail and responsive attitude to new challenges have been an indispensible part of our success in Phuket.”

The Po‘okela Awards are designed for Outrigger Enterprises Group to express appreciation for its team members for their accomplishments, to honour excellence and to celebrate the embodiment of The Outrigger Way.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Named the “Most Excellent Family Hotel in Asia”!

Phuket, Thailand, 11 April, 2017 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, has been named as the “Most Excellent Family Hotel in Asia”!

The award was presented to the resort at the inaugural Asia Awards of Excellence, which were held in Macau on 31st March, 2017.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Named the “Most Excellent Family Hotel in Asia”!


Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Named the “Most Excellent Family Hotel in Asia”!

The Asia Awards of Excellence is Asia’s most anticipated new awards platform, created to recognize and celebrate the best in travel, hospitality, design and more. The glittering awards ceremony showcased the finest hotels and resorts in the region, recognizing those that are committed to raising standards, exceeding expectations and offering the ultimate guest experiences.

The grand gala dinner and award ceremony took place at the Macau Tower and rolled out the red carpet for over 150 VIP guests from Asia’s finest hotels and resorts.

David Ippersiel, General Manager of the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, said he was delighted to have received the “Most Excellent Family Hotel in Asia” award.

“It is an exceptional honor for the resort to receive this very first award,” Mr Ippersiel commented. “With our rich combination of Thai hospitality, international amenities, innovation and an unsurpassed location, we believe that our resort is ideal for families visiting Phuket. This award will now allow us to showcase Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, as the perfect family destination,” he added.

And the awards could continue flowing for Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach; the hotel is nominated for the “Best Interior Design” award, which will be decided at the Asia Property Awards 2017, taking place at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park from 25-26 May.

For more information and reservations, please call at +66 (0) 76 625 555 or email booknaiyangbeach@marriott.com.

JW Marriott Phuket Scoops the Prestigious Thailand MICE Venue Standard Award, Certified by TCEB

March 16, 2017 Phuket, Thailand: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s the leading resort for meetings & events in Thailand, is delighted to announce that the Mai Khao Salon C, hotel’s meeting venue has been certified by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). The certificate recognizes that the hotel has meeting room that has passed TCEB assessments and criteria among 101 MICE venues across the country.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Scoops the Prestigious Thailand MICE Venue Standard Award, Certified by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) - MICE Standards Day 2017-

Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager recently attended the ‘MICE Standard Day 2017’ event and accepted this prestigious award of ‘Thailand MICE Venue Standard Award 2017 -2019’ from H.E. General Thanasak Patimaprakorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand during the award ceremony which held on March 13, 2017 at Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel.

The standardization of a wide range of venues under the Thailand MICE Venue Standard program is among the key initiatives TCEB undertook over the past four years. It was created to help MICE venues in Thailand meet internationally recognized standards, as this is one of the key factors for organisers when choosing Thailand as their destination for MICE events. The TCEB is at the forefront of the MICE industry in ASEAN, and are rolling out the program nationwide, with a focus on three target groups including convention/exhibition centers, hotels and resorts, and public/private organisations. More information, visit www.tceb.co.th

“It is an honour to receive the Thailand MICE Venue Standard Award this year. To be certified by the government leading edge agency, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), this will lift up our reputation in meetings & events business segment as well as to benchmark with ASEAN MICE Venue Standard (AMVS). We are very excited to hear about the TCEB strategic roadmap throughout the development courses and programs announced at the event. In 2017, It’s the year of MICE business, we definitely focus and work closely with the TCEB organization to develop our products & services and ensure that our venues and facilities are meet with meetings & events enquiries” said, Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa.

Whether its meetings, events or weddings, Phuket conferences, incentives or corporate retreats, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa combines both business and relaxation with a world-class meetings and events facilities and impeccable teams to be served for every events. The hotel provides 10 meeting rooms and boasts a 636 sqm. Mai Khao Ballroom that can accommodate up to 450 guests. Featuring state-of-the-art latest audio visual system with natural daylight and flexible to breakout rooms. The pristine beachfront with breathtaking tropical setting that can seats up to 600 given the clients a choice of indoor and outdoor venues for MICE and Phuket weddings.

Angsana Beachfront Residences, Phuket – Investments attracting global interest

Phuket, January 2017 – The Banyan Tree Group’s launch of Angsana Beachfront Residences, its inaugural investment in resort style living in Thailand on the white sands of Bang Tao Beach at Laguna Phuket, is already a resounding success. Over 60% of the beachfront luxury branded condominiums have already sold since the project’s launch in late December.

“We are receiving a level of response in line with our expectations,” said Mr Stuart Reading, Head of Banyan Tree Group Property. “So in many respects we are not surprised by the swift uptake by a sophisticated Asian and European clientele who recognise and appreciate the intrinsic values inherent in these condominiums and location.”

Angsana Beachfront Residences, Phuket - Investments attracting global interest

Angsana Beachfront Residences, Phuket - Investments attracting global interest

Angsana Beachfront Residences, Phuket - Investments attracting global interest

The condominiums are configured to take full advantage of beachfront frontages, and architecturally designed to blend with their tropical surroundings. With only two apartments per floor every residence offers spacious internal and external living areas, each with its own private pool.

Owners of these Beachfront Residences have dual advantages. They can enjoy the tropical splendour Laguna Phuket has to offer as Asia’s premier luxury resort destination along with an array of luxury services and amenities including a 24-hour concierge. Plus they can leave their apartment in the professional hands of Angsana to lease to discerning vacationers and enjoy these financial rewards as well.

Prospective owners are invited to visit the fully appointed Display Apartment to experience first hand this combination of luxury lifestyle and investment potential.

For further information or to arrange an exclusive inspection please contact Banyan Tree at 076 362 333, or email info@lagunaproperty.com