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 October 24, 2012
ONYX Hospitality Group Appoints Amrita Bhalla As Chief People Officer

 Thailand based hotel-management company, ONYX Hospitality Group, has announced the appointment of Amrita Bhalla as Chief People Officer.

In her new role, Bhalla is responsible for developing and advancing the human resources organisation for ONYX Hospitality Group's operations in South East Asia, Middle East and beyond. Bhalla will be developing and driving the global people strategy at ONYX and delivering innovative HR services and solutions that will help fuel the company's growth. She will oversee talent acquisition, learning and development, rewards and recognition and organisational leadership.

Bhalla's experience in global human resources spans across North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. She brings experience from some of the world's leading hospitality brands, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and The Oberoi Group. Most recently, Bhalla was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at The Oberoi Group responsible for the group's global human resources function including the Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development. She began her career in human resource consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Bhalla holds a Masters in Industrial Relations from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. She is also a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).

Commenting on the new role, Bhalla said: "I am excited to be joining ONYX at a time when the company is embarking on a robust international expansion plan. Our people are the most important part of our strategy and I look forward to collaborating with the team to develop our HR organisational capabilities to enable our long-term success."

ONYX Hospitality Group operates four diverse yet complementary hospitality 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.