Bangkok, 14 January 2020 – ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, today announces the signing of a management agreement with Hangzhou East Bay Headquarters Base Construction Co. Ltd., introducing Amari East Bay Hangzhou, a new landmark in the Qiantang New Area of Hangzhou. This will be ONYX Hospitality Group’s second Amari in China.
Located along the riverbank area of the Xiasha subdistrict, Hangzhou East Bay is in close proximity to the Qiantang River, neighbouring the industrial development zone. With the start of the city’s east expansion development strategy and the infrastructure of Greater Jiangdong, the area along the eastern border of Hangzhou is gradually being transformed into one of the city’s major districts. As one of the key infrastructures in the development zone, East Bay Headquarters Base will be home to enterprise headquarters, creative industries, commercial buildings, conference centres, a water park and walking streets. The headquarter building, in which Amari East Bay Hangzhou will be located, is situated in the Xiasha Wetland area, encompassing the interchangeable ring entrance in the south and sitting on more than 50 hectares of wetland landscape park where the most scenic views of the river can be enjoyed. The area will also play a major role in attracting investments, leading and driving the development of the region.
Scheduled to open in 2021, Amari East Bay Hangzhou will occupy levels 33 to 47 of the Hangzhou East Bay Headquarters Main Building, the tallest skyscraper in the Qiantang New Area. The lobby will be nestled on the on 47th floor, approximately 200 metres from the ground, embracing a panoramic view of the Qiantang River and the riverbank wetland. Guests can enjoy an “amidst the clouds” experience in this tallest hotel in Qiantang New District.
Amari East Bay Hangzhou will feature 316 rooms that include guestrooms, executive suites and deluxe suites. A wide range of facilities, including an all-day dining outlet, a Chinese restaurant, lobby bar, executive lounge, multi-function room, fitness centre, swimming pool, kids club and Thai-inspired spa will be offered, providing a wide range of experiences for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel will combine a contemporary Thai-inspired design with touches reflecting the art and culture of Hangzhou, building a magnificent life gallery for a luxury sojourn.
The Amari brand by ONYX Hospitality group is a bright re-imagining of Thailand’s rich cultural roots, with each hotel in its portfolio highlighting the textures and flavours of its unique setting through architecture, design, cuisine and service, complemented by touches of contemporary Thai-ness. In recognition of its brand and service excellence, Amari was awarded the “Best Asian Style Hotel” at the 2018 Golden Pillow Awards of China Hotels. The past three years have been significant for the regional expansion of Amari, with the brand being launched at multiple new locations including Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China and Laos.
Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 50 operating properties across three core brands in eight markets. The Group has a robust development pipeline of 25 new properties in markets such as China, Malaysia and Laos, 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.