Onyx Hospitality has opened the first Amari hotel in Malaysia.
The 242-room Amari Johor Bahru is
surrounded by the Persada Convention Centre, Komtar JBCC and City
Square shopping malls, a short walk to JB Sentral and the Customs,
Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex, and the upcoming Mass
Rapid Transit (MRT) system which will link Johor Bahru and
Amari Johor Bahru is only a 30-minute
drive from Senai International Airport, around an 80-minute drive
from Singapore’s Changi Airport and is also in close proximity
to JB's heritage district, museums, cafes, traditional bakeries and
various local restaurants.
Douglas Martell, Chief
Executive Officer, Onyx Hospitality Group, said, “Amari Johor Bahru has
been designed in response to market demands and trends, as tourism
in Johor Bahru is currently undergoing a major transformation.
This opening will pave the way for the upcoming OZO Medini and
Shama Medini at the UM Medini City Lakeside Complex in the nearby
Iskandar area, also developed in partnership with UMLand.”
Guest rooms at the Amari Johor Bahru feature spa-inspired bathrooms,
dual-frontage wardrobes, generous storage for shopping finds and
ergonomic work stations.
To complement a wide variety of room and
suite configurations, the hotel also offers six Deluxe Pool
Access rooms with private terraces, a first for any downtown Johor Bahru hotel.
Standard in-room features and amenities include
complimentary internet and Wi-Fi, interactive TV, USB connection
and international power panels and a minibar with coffee/tea
“We are confident that Amari Johor Bahru will
be very well received in the region by both business and leisure
travellers. While addressing the needs of the increasing number of
tourists arriving in Johor Bahru, this hotel will also have every
modern facility required by the business traveller,” said Wayne
Lunt, General Manager, Amari Johor Bahru. “The property’s location
could not be more perfect, literally in the heart of the city,
only few minutes stroll from all shops, the old heritage quarter,
ethnic restaurants, the trendy café scene and the border to
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