Thailand’s Onyx Hospitality Group has signed a landmark agreement that will lead to the launch of its first properties in Laos.
The deal with Tang Charoen Group (TCR) will see the launch of three upscale Amari hotels in major urban and tourist destinations across the country. The first new property (pictured top), in the popular tourist town of Vang Vieng, is scheduled to open in 2017, while the other two are expected to launch in the capital city Vientiane and the southern city of Pakse in 2020.
All three hotels will feature Amari’s signature Amaya Food Gallery and Breeze Spa concepts, as well as meeting space.
“Laos is emerging as one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing destinations, with the ongoing introduction of new flight routes and tourism infrastructure enhancements,” said Peter Henley, president & CEO of Onyx.
“We are excited to enter this market with not one but three Amari properties as part of our continuing regional expansion plans. We look forward to a successful collaboration with Tang Charoen Group to bring Amari to life in this market,” he added.
Bangkok-based Onyx currently has a portfolio of 63 properties either operating or in the pipeline, but this is expected to increase to 81 by the end of 2018. The Amari portfolio currently consists of 14 operating hotels and another eight in the pipeline.