KOH SAMUI- Located in the popular and central resort area, Chaweng, the new OZO will be the first OZO property in Thailand as well as the first OZO resort for the brand. OZO is aimed at travellers looking for insider experiences and a great sleep, revitalising the idea of smart travel.
Commenting on the proceedings, Peter Henley, Chief Executive Officer, ONYX Hospitality Group, said: “We are delighted to be breaking ground for the second ONYX property on the island of Koh Samui which, as a destination, continues to attract visitors from around the world. We are confident that our select service brand, OZO will be a popular addition to the hospitality landscape on this popular resort island, offering comfortable and good value accommodation.”
Scheduled to welcome its first guests in early 2014, OZO Chaweng Samui will offer 208 sleep inducing guest rooms and innovative communal zones. Set on a picturesque stretch of beach, the hotel’s recreational facilities will include a swimming pool, children’s pool, two restaurants and a beach bar.
Since the OZO brand was launched in 2009, a number of key projects have been announced. The first ever OZO property will launch in 2013, with OZO Wesley Hong Kong. Two further management agreements have been signed with Sino Lanka Hotels Holdings for the development of properties in key Sri Lankan cities, Colombo and Kandy. ONYX Hospitality Group operates four diverse hotel brands – Saffron, Amari, Shama and Ozo - each catering to the distinctive requirements of today’s business and leisure travellers. The Thailand-based hotel management company also manages a portfolio of independently owned or franchised properties throughout Thailand. ONYX reaches beyond its Thai roots to offer innovative management solutions across the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf and Asia-Pacific regions.
ONYW opened last January in Thailand the Oriental Residence. In the centre of Bangkok, the 32-storey building, the property comprises 46 private ownership units and 145 serviced residence ranging from 41 Executive Deluxe, 70 One-Bedroom Suites, 30 Two-Bedrooms Suites and 4 Three-Bedroom Suites.