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Onyx Signs First Amari Hotel in Maldives

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Onyx Hospitality has been appointed to manage the Herathera Island Resort, a 273-villa property in the Maldives. The resort is the groups first property outside of Thailand.

During the course of this year, the resort will undergo significant upgrades including enhancements to the beach and villas as well as the addition of numerous sports and childrens facilities. By Q4 2011, the property will be re-launched under the Amari brand, the centrepiece of the Onyx portfolio. Amari Addu Maldives will target activity and family holidays.

 Mohammed Mihad, Chief Executive Officer of Maldives Tourism Development Corporation Plc (MTDC), said, We are confident that the experienced management team at Onyx will significantly enhance the services and systems at our resort. We are focused on further developing the southern part of the Maldives with Gan International Airport as the hub. The relaunch of Herathera under new management will play a significant part in this.

Onyx Chief Executive Officer, Mr Peter Henley, added, This is the fist property that Onyx will manage in the Maldives, my team and I look forward to the exciting times ahead as we work closely with the leaders of the tourism and hospitality industry here to support the ongoing development of the Addu Atoll and the Gan region as a vibrant destination within the Maldives. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership with MTDC.

Set on Addu, the southern-most atoll in the Maldives, approximately 480km south of the capital Male, the 273-villa resort features three natural lagoons, a turtle hatchery and a 4km beach, the longest of any resort within the archipelago.

Recreational facilities at Herathera Island Resort include three swimming pools, a range of restaurants and bars, a spa and dive centre.

The resort is a 20-minute speedboat ride from Gan International Airport.

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