Onyx Hospitality introduces Amari Havodda Maldives, opening in 2016
Maldives.net.mv – Thai hotel management chain Onyx Hospitality Group will introduce its Maldivian luxury resort project at next week’s World Travel Mart in London.
Set to open in the first quarter of 2016, the Amari Havodda Maldives Hotel is owned by Crystal Plaza Resorts, a joint venture between Sri Lanka’s giant Sanken Construction and Florida-based Saudi entrepreneur Laith Pharaon.
Onyx will manage the resort, which will have 60 villas on land and 60 more on the water.
Mevan Gunatilleke, co-owner of Crystal Plaza Resorts, said Sanken brought more than 30 years of expertise in luxury resort development, while Onyx had international hospitality experience.
Onyx chief executive Peter Henley said Maldivian tourism was strong, and his group saw huge potential for its Amari brand in this island nation.
The Amari Havodda Maldives will mark a major step in Onyx’s international development plan aimed at managing at least 81 properties by 2018, with 10,694 rooms in operation and another 2,720 in the pipeline.
The group now manages 51 properties including 14 under development. Of the 14, three will open next year, four in 2016 and seven in 2017.