Onyx Hospitality Group has appointed Douglas
Martell as Chief Executive Officer.
Previously the Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer of Onyx, Mr Martell succeeds
Peter Henley who will retire after leading the
company’s multi-brand and pan-regional expansion as CEO over a period of nine years.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, Mr Martell boasts a
wealth of hospitality experience from management and operational
functions across a number of roles held in various markets
including China, Japan, Australia, Europe and India.
joining Onyx Hospitality Group as Chief Operating Officer in 2014, Mr Martell spent 13 years at InterContinental Hotels Group where
he held senior leadership roles in Australia, China and Japan,
before being appointed IHG’s Vice President of Operations for
Southwest Asia based in India.
“This is an exciting
period in Onyx Hospitality Group’s ongoing transformation, and I
am honoured to be entrusted with the leadership of one of Asia’s
fastest growing hospitality companies,” said Mr Martell. “I am
confident that with the ongoing dedication of our team members and
support of our owning company, investors and partners, we can
continue to build on the company’s successes to further expand our
presence across the region.”
Onyx Hospitality Group currently operates 42
hotels in eight countries under three core brands - Amari, OZO and
Shama - and has over 20 properties in the development pipeline in
locations such as Australia, Vietnam and Laos. The company aims to
have 99 hotels open across the region by 2024.
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