ONYX Hospitality Group has entered management agreements for two new properties in Malaysia, one under the OZO brand and the other under the serviced apartment brand, Shama.
The two new properties, set to open in 2018, will be located in Iskandar’s multi-purpose UMCity Medini Lakeside complex, developed by United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand).
OZO Medini will offer 198 guest rooms and include the brand’s iconic facilities such as EAT2Go, a grab and go dining option; Splash, the hotel swimming pool; and fitness centre, Tone.
Shama Medini will feature 232 serviced apartments with spacious living areas suitable for both business and leisure travellers, as well as a restaurant, kids club, rooftop garden and outdoor barbeque.
ONYX Hospitality Group president and chief executive officer Peter Henley said the company is pleased to expand both brands into Malaysia.
“As a Thai company, having a presence in one of our closest neighbouring countries has always been priority for us,” Mr Henley said.
“We have great confidence in our partner, UMLand as these two new projects bring the total of shared projects to three, following the signing of Amari Johor Bahru in 2013.
“The latest projects are particularly significant for us, as upon completion, they will mark the first time all three of our core brands, Amari, OZO and Shama will be present in one region anywhere in the world.”
UMLand Group chief executive officer Datuk Charlie Chia Lui Meng said he is pleased to welcome both brands to UMCity Medini Lakeside.
“UMcity is the first phase of UMLand’s Medini Lakeside master plan, situated at the Medini Iskandar gateway, and strategically positioned to be the ideal enclave for business and leisure,” he said.
“Designed for vibrant community living, we are excited that internationally recognised brands such as OZO and Shama will contribute to making this concept become a reality.”