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Amari Johor Bahru Celebrates Development Milestone – On Track to Open in Late 2016

March 29, 2016 Hotel Openings No Comments Print Print Email Email

The construction of Amari Johor Bahru is progressing on schedule.  Amari Johor Bahru recently welcomed Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, Chairman of Tourism, Trade and Consumer Affairs of Johor State, to pour the final concrete on the 19th floor and celebrate the hotel’s development milestone.


From left to right: Mr. Dennis Ng, Group Managing Director of United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand); Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, Chairman of Tourism, Trade and Consumer Affairs of Johor State; Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand)
and Mr. Peter Henley, President and Chief Executive Officer of ONYX Hospitality Group

Developed by United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand) and managed by ONYX Hospitality Group as an Amari property, the hotel will be part of the 1.42-acre Suasana Iskandar Malaysia integrated commercial development in Johor, comprising of residential spaces (serviced apartments), retail hubs and hospitality components. Amari Johor Bahru will feature 242 guest rooms, the signature all-day dining Amaya Food Gallery, Breeze Spa and creative meeting venues. Construction is expected to be completed before the end of 2016.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Peter Henley, President & CEO, ONYX Hospitality Group said,

We are honoured to be in collaboration with UMLand on the development of our first Amari property in Malaysia. As a Thai-based regional hospitality company, having a presence in one of our closest neighbouring countries is a significant milestone for ONYX. Together with UMLand, we are also developing two additional properties – OZO Iskandar Medini and Shama Medini. These initiatives will make Malaysia the first country outside Thailand, and Johor Bahru the first city ever, to offer all three of our core ONYX brands.”

Also commenting on the occasion, Dennis Ng, Group Managing Director of UMLand said,

“We are equally honoured to have ONYX on board to manage and operate the first Amari hotel in Malaysia. With their solid reputation, operational expertise and global marketing network, Amari Johor Bahru will complement our development of Suasana. With the establishment of a speciality retail component attached to the hotel and located in the heart of Johor Bahru, we envision Suasana to add to the vibrancy and create a conducive living environment in this area.” 

Amari is the centrepiece of the ONYX portfolio of brands and reflects the warmth and energy of an evolving modern Asia. Proud of its Asian roots, Amari creates memorable experiences that embody the spirit of local culture, as well as enhance the renowned traditions of Asian hospitality. Every Amari property shares the flavours and textures of its setting. So, whether travelling for business or pleasure, guests will discover contemporary spaces alive with energy and facilities designed to be shared with family and friends.


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