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Amari Jomtien Pattaya to be new MICE player in Eastern Thailand

New property by ONYX Hospitality Group offers extensive events and meetings spaces

Representatives from ONYX Hospitality Group and Ratanakorn Asset after signing the agreement for three new hotels in Pattaya.
Representatives from ONYX Hospitality Group and Ratanakorn Asset after signing the agreement for three new hotels in Pattaya.

BANGKOK - There will be a new MICE player in Eastern Thailand from 2024, after leading hotel management company ONYX Hospitality Group announced a new property in Pattaya.

ONYX has signed a management agreement with Thai real estate company Ratanakorn Asset for three new hotels in Eastern Thailand. The hotels will represent all three of ONYX Hospitality Group's core brands - Amari, Shama and OZO - adding 773 rooms and suites to the company's expanding pan-regional portfolio.

Among them, the 400-key Amari Jomtien Pattaya will offer extensive events and meetings facilities, including a ballroom for up to 1,000 persons cocktail-style supported by a variety of smaller function rooms.

Occupying a mixed-use beachfront site in Na Jomtien towards the south of Pattaya city, with direct access to a community retail mall, the hotel is located in a 30-storey tower with contemporary Thai-inspired design.

Scheduled to open in 2024, this hotel will offer all the signatures of Amari including the market-inspired Amaya Food Gallery, Breeze Spa with treatments featuring iconic local botanicals, and service from Amari Hosts. Other facilities include a specialty restaurant, executive floor and lounge, and beach club.

The other ONYX properties are the 250-key Shama Wongamat Pattaya, which will open in 2025, and 123-key OZO Pratumnak Pattaya, which opens in 2022.

"Pattaya is the birthplace of the ONYX Hospitality Group growth story, and where our first hotel was launched close to half a century ago," said ONYX president and CEO, Douglas Martell.

"It is with great excitement that we expand our reach in this key Thai destination, with all three of our core brands being represented in this partnership with Ratanakorn Asset.

"As Thailand's east coast evolves to become the leading destination for both international and domestic travel with planned road, rail and air infrastructure enhancements and investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor initiatives, we look forward to being one of the prominent hospitality players in this growing region."

Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of close to 50 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries.

The Group has a robust development pipeline of over 20 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.