Thailand’s Onyx Hospitality signs hotel in Maldives

Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Thailand-based Onyx Hospitality has signed a management contract for its first hotel in the Maldives. Located 400 km from the capital Male in the Southern Gaafu Dhaalu atoll, guests of the Amari Havodda Resort will be able to arrive via a 55-minute domestic flight followed by a speedboat transfer. The Amari Havodda, designed by French designer Isabelle Miaja, will feature 120 Villas, including 48 Beach Villas, 12 Beach Pool Villas, 58 Overwater Villas and two Overwater Pool Villas. Set to open in Q1 2016, Amari Havodda is owned by Crystal Plaza Resorts, a joint venture between Sri Lankan construction giant, Sanken Overseas and Singapore Hospitality Holdings, a Singapore based company specialising in resort investments. The resort will be managed by Onyx Hospitality Group. Commenting on the new deal, Onyx Hospitality Group President and CEO Peter Henley said, “Tourism in the Maldives is strong and we see huge potential for an upscale brand like Amari. Our entry into the Maldives with Amari Havodda marks a key step in our international development plan. We look forward to the exciting times ahead as we work closely with our partners to create a contemporary and relaxing haven for future guests.” Onyx Hospitality Group currently manages 51 properties and projects throughout the Asia Pacific region.