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 May 08, 2015
ONYX Hospitality Group Continues Its Expansion With Two New Properties In Malaysia

 Thailand based ONYX Hospitality Group has signed management agreements for two new projects under select-service brand OZO and serviced apartment brand Shama in Iskandar, Malaysia.

Located within the burgeoning township of Medini in Iskandar, the two new developments, OZO Medini and Shama Medini will be part of the multi-purpose UMCity Medini Lakeside complex from leading lifestyle developer United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand).

Scheduled to welcome guests in 2018, OZO Medini will feature 198 sleep inducing guest rooms alongside all the other facilities for which the select-service brand is known for, including, 'EAT' the place to go for signature breakfast 'boost', 'EAT2Go' the grab and go outlet, swimming pool 'Splash' and fitness centre 'Tone'. Offering the epitome of style, comfort and luxury, Shama Medini will comprise of 232 serviced apartments complete with spacious living areas, ideal for business travellers and families looking for space and comfort. The property will also feature a restaurant, a kids club, a fitness centre, and a rooftop garden with an outdoor barbeque.

Commenting on the projects, President and CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group, Peter Henley said, "We are thrilled to continue the expansion of our brands in Malaysia. As a Thai company, having a presence in one of our closest neighbouring countries has always been priority for us. 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."

Commenting on the projects, CEO of UMLand Group, Datuk Charlie Chia Lui Meng said, "The UMCity Medini Lakeside will redefine metropolitan living. 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. 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."


ONYX Hospitality Group operates four diverse yet complementary brands -- Saffron, Amari, Shama and OZO - each catering to the distinctive requirements of today's business and leisure travellers. ONYX reaches beyond its Thai roots to offer innovative management solutions across the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf and Asia-Pacific regions.