Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group was appointed to operate a 60-room soccer themed hotel in Thailand's North Eastern province, Buriram. Amari Buriram United is owned by Buriram United Sport Hotel. It will be operated by ONYX Hospitality Group under the Amari brand.
The design concept for Amari Buriram United is a tribute to soccer and the local team, Buriram United. Guests will check into a hotel, but could easily mistake arriving at a soccer ground. The hotel structure has a stadium design with most rooms looking into a central area which includes a mini football field and swimming pool.
The hotel is designed by I'll Design Studio, the same architects as the neighboring i-Mobile Thunder Castle stadium. Inside the hotel, guests will enjoy “players changing room” style bathrooms and a themed restaurant with bench style seating, replicating team style dining.
Amari Buriram will have 44 superior rooms, 14 deluxe rooms and two suites ranging from 111 to 374 square feet in size. The resort will also have a bar and a gymnasium. The property is scheduled to open in Q4 2013.