Onyx in deal to manage India hotel
Dubai, January 29, 2012
Onyx Hospitality Group, a Thailand-based hotel management company, said it has inked an agreement with Apna Punjab Resorts to operate a 127-suite hotel in India under its cornerstone mid to upscale Amari brand.
The hotel, to be located on Canal Road in Ludhiana, the business capital of Punjab, is expected to open in the second half of 2012, he company said in a statement.
The hotel 'Amari Ludhiana' will feature 127 spacious guestrooms with a courtyard lobby, reception and lounge located within a grand atrium space of approximately 1400 sq m.
"This project will mark the entry of the Amari brand into India and, it is therefore a very significant milestone for us,” said Peter Henley, president and CEO of Onyx Hospitality Group.
“Ludhiana is a thriving city and we look forward to working with Apna Punjab Resorts to make Amari Ludhiana the city’s leading hotel both in terms of its accommodation as well as its extensive catering facilities.”
Agyapaul Singh, owner of Apna Punjab Resorts said, “We have long known of Amari and its enviable reputation for service, food and spa facilities in Thailand. We are truly delighted to have this instrumental role in creating the first Amari property in India.”
"Ludhiana is a vibrant and growing destination, with a strong demand for weddings and banquets amongst both the local and non-resident communities," he added.-TradeArabia News Service