Leading Asian hospitality provider, ONYX Hospitality Group has announced two new management contracts to operate properties in China, culminating in seven new properties to be completed on the mainland by 2018 in addition to the 11 existing properties.
Ideally and strategically located in Shanghai and Xiamen, the Shama Caojiadu Shanghai property will be be set near the Jing’an area, which is one of Shanghai’s central business districts. The property is the first cooperation with Shanghai Bao Shun Investment Company Limited. This fifth Shama serviced apartment in Shanghai will feature 168 units, consisting of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments. Facilities include breakfast area, fitness centre, lounge area and kids’ area. It is scheduled to open in 2017.
The second project OZO Shishi Xiamen is a management agreement signed with Shishi Minnan Golden Coast Resort Company Limited. As part of the beachfront project “Gold Coast”, the hotel will feature 213 rooms, with OZO signature facilities includate, EAT the all day dining outlet with an integrated pool bar, Splash swimming pool, Tone fitness centre, Talk meeting room and EAT2GO grab and go outlet. The project will be completed and will begin operation by 2017.
Commenting on the recent developments, Simon Dell, Vice President and Area General Manager of ONYX North Asia said,
“This announcement anchors our growth in the mainland China market whilst supporting our long-term strategy to become a leading hospitality provider in Asia. To drive ONYX’s expansion plans in China, ONYX looks for strategic alliances with leading property developers. The partnership with Shanghai Bao Shun Investment and Shishi Minnan Golden Coast will definitely strengthen our presence in the region, as we create a mutually beneficial partnership with the property owners. As hospitality specialists, our role is to select the right brands for the right locations and look for a potential market for our upscale hotel, resort and residence brands. We look forward to growing our partnership with more key players in the future.”
Other pipeline ONYX properties in mainland China include Amari Huidong Guangdong, Shama Beijing, Shama Chengdu and Shama Guangzhou, as well as Amari Dali Yunnan. ONYX is currently targeting prime cities in China, such as Xiamen and Shenzhen with several potential projects under development. ONYX currently manages 58 properties in 10 countries, 39 of which are operational, equating to over 6,000 rooms.