ONYX Hospitality Group to launch Amari hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Nov 20, 2017 (LBO) – Thailand’s ONYX Hospitality Group, a hotel management company will launch a brand-new Amari hotel in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo.

Developed in collaboration with Winil Holdings, a subsidiary of Sri Lanka-based Winil Gems Group, Amari Colombo will be strategically located in the Kollupitiya.

Upon completion in mid-2019, the 24-storey property will offer 180 rooms and suites along with signature Amari features including the street food market style Ahara Gourmet Gallery, Breeze Spa and Voyager Lounge.

Other highlights include a rooftop pool, bar and recreation centre and an elevated Thai specialty restaurant, all offering unparalleled views of the ocean and the city skyline.

Located on 254 Galle Road at the junction where the Colombo Plan Road (formerly known as Marine Drive) meets Galle Road, Amari Colombo is also perfectly situated for direct access to the planned underground highway linking this vibrant Colombo 3 district to the businesses and attractions of the downtown Fort area.

“Since launching our first hotel in Sri Lanka with the opening of OZO Colombo in 2014, ONYX Hospitality Group has remained committed to this market and has built up a network of three hotels in three unique destinations,” said Douglas Martell, president and chief executive officer, ONYX Hospitality Group.

Walgampala Winil, gems businessman, Chairman of Winil Gems and Winil Holdings, added, having personally experienced Amari hotels in Thailand and witnessed the expansion of the ONYX Hospitality Group portfolio across Asia and Sri Lanka, I am excited to be working closely with the ONYX team and drawing on their hospitality management expertise as we launch our first hotel.

Originally from Thailand and expanding rapidly across Asia, Amari is a flagship brand of ONYX Hospitality Group with a rich and long standing heritage of over 52 years.