Onyx Hospitality Group’s Pattaya presence is getting a substantial boost, with the company announcing it will spend US$100 million to build a new Ozo property as well as enhance its existing Amari Pattaya next door.
The new Ozo Pattaya will feature 406 rooms, bringing the total number of rooms of the group’s North Pattaya site to 752 keys across three hotels. The Ozo will function as a mid-scale property with a tech-focused offering including high-speed wifi, “plug-and-play” integration for personal devices, and a paperless front desk and interactive kiosks with information about the destination. Meanwhile the brand’s Eat and Eat2go dining outlets will also feature at the hotel.
Alongside the development of the Ozo Pattaya, Onyx’s existing Amari Pattaya will be getting a new all-suite Amari wing located where its Garden Wing was previously situated. Finally, the investment will also see the refurbishment of the 20-storey Amari Pattaya Ocean Tower along with its surrounding facilities.
“Through the decades of the company’s ongoing growth and transformation, this iconic Amari location has stood the test of time and witnessed many milestones, achievements and events,” said Onyx CEO, Douglas Martell. “As we approach the 45th anniversary of Amari Pattaya, it is with great excitement that we embark on plans to enhance the guest experience at this flagship property, whilst introducing a brand-new Ozo and an all-suites Amari property to accommodate the evolving needs of international travellers, regional visitors and local patrons.”
The new all-suite wing of the Amari Pattaya will feature 49 accommodations all angled towards the sea with direct ocean views. Fully equipped kitchens and balconies will also be available in every suite.
As for the Ocean Tower, it will be receiving new guestrooms and suites, an overhaul to its lobby and arrival area, and enhancements to its Horizon Club executive lounge and its market-style Amaya Food Gallery.
The new developments at Pattaya form part of Onyx’s wider expansion plans to have 99 properties by 2024. The company’s development pipeline currently includes more than 20 new properties across Asia-Pacific, notably in Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia.