Onyx Hospitality to open two India hotels

11 Nov 2015 by GrahamSmith

Onyx Hospitality will open its first two properties in India, according to chief executive Peter Henley.

Amari Noida will form part of the World Trade Centre Noida project and is scheduled to open in 2017, followed by Amari Residences GIFT City the next year.

Amari Noida will feature 120 rooms, an additional 30 branded residences, three restaurants, meeting and convention space, a swimming pool, fitness centre and a spa.

Amari Noida

Amari Noida

Noida (which stands for New Okhla Industrial Development Authority) is probably best known to international travellers for hosting the Indian Formula 1 races in 2011-13 at the Buddh International Circuit.

Henley told Business Traveller: "Noida is an NCR like Gurgaon, directly on the opposite side of Delhi, and it's developing very quickly.

"There is a big World Trade Centre with offices and residential and what will be an Amari Hotel as well. There are two office blocks completely let, one of which is to the Chinese telecoms company Vivo which has taken a whole block.

"So, while originally we were going to open in 2018, we are accelerating the development and hope to open in 2017 because of the demand from the tenants in those blocks."

Onyx is also opening an Amari hotel in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), which is located 12 kilometres from Ahmedabad International airport.

The Amari Residences GIFT City will feature 120 serviced apartments, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre. 

Henley said: "It is in Gujurat, which is Prime Minister Modi's home state, and is part of a new town development – GIFT - which will open in 2018."

Both properties are the result of an agreement between Onyx and India developer Kingsbridge.

Tom Otley

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