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Onyx to Open Amari Hotel in Galle, Sri Lanka

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Thailand-based Onyx Hospitality has started construction on its third project in Sri Lanka, the Amari Galle.

The groups Ozo hotel brand already has a presence in Sri Lanka with the Ozo Colombo opening in June 2014 and Ozo Kandy scheduled to open in April of this year.

Owned by Sino Lanka Hotels Galle, and headed by Mr Bob Kundanmal, Amari Galle will be managed by Onyx Hospitality Group under its full-service Amari brand.

The 172-room hotel is located on Galle Road, approximately 2.5km north of the Galle Fort. The hotels facilities will include a swimming pool, gym, spa, banqueting facilities and two restaurants.

Peter Henley, President and CEO, Onyx Hospitality Group said, We are thrilled to be breaking ground on our third project in Sri Lanka. Tourism is thriving and we think a full service hotel product like Amari will be very well received in the market. The brand aims to provide guests with culturally enriched and memorable shared experiences, and with the array of historical sites and the warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality, Galle is an obvious location for our next Amari property.

Mr Bob Kundanmal, owner, Sino Lanka Hotels Galle, added, Were very excited to be introducing a new hospitality brand to Sri Lanka with Amari ... Sri Lankas tourism industry is growing rapidly, with 2.5 million tourists expected to arrive by 2016. This property, along with the Ozo hotels in Colombo and Kandy will help to meet the projected demand for new hotel rooms around the island and contribute to Sri Lankas continued economic growth under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena.

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