The new contracts represent steps for Onyx’s growth strategy and its goal to become one of Asia’s leading hospitality providers by 2018. In 2010, Onyx set a goal to increase its portfolio of operating properties to 51. By the end of 2013, the group will have 36 operational properties with an additional 13 contracts signed for the future.
Located just east of Huizhou, Amari Huidong is within the Xun Liao Bay Resort Area, which occupies a .7 mile stretch of coastline and the property boasts access to a private beach. A popular resort destination, Huidong is within easy reach of Shenzhen and Hong Kong, offering a welcome weekend retreat to city dwellers. The resort property will have 150 rooms, two restaurants, a lobby and poolside bar, a function room, meeting rooms and a Breeze Spa, and is scheduled to open in 2016.
Amari Dali, also set to launch in 2016, will feature 260 rooms. The mountainous region in Yunnan province is popular with visitors for its landscape and the historical importance of the ancient city of Dali. Amari Dali offers views of the Erhai Lake and will also have its own lake water feature within the resort, with many guest rooms offering lakeside views. The resort will also offer an all-day dining restaurant, specialty Chinese restaurant, ballroom, meeting rooms, swimming pool, gym and a Breeze Spa.