ONYX Hospitality Group, one of Asia’s leading hotel management companies announced the introduction of its fourth property to the Sri Lankan market.

The company made the announcement after taking over full management of The Villas, Wadduwa, previously managed by Amaya Hotels and Resorts.

“We are proud to introduce yet another new hotel to this dynamic market. Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has immense potential for growth, more so now after having been dubbed as the Best Place to Travel in 2019 by Lonely Planet. We are very confident that this addition to our portfolio will add value and variety to the local tourism industry,” said Douglas Martell, President & CEO, ONYX Hospitality Group.

The Villas, Wadduwa combines classical Sinhalese architecture styled as “Walauwa” (Manor House that has a large house in a large property) with chic contemporary décor. Resting on the shores of the southern coast, this 32-villa resort is perfect for a summer beach getaway complete with private plunge pools, spa, gym, a golden sandy beach and international selection of cuisine.

ONYX Hospitality Group currently manages OZO Colombo, OZO Kandy and Amari Galle in Sri Lanka. Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of close to 50 operating properties across three core brands; the market-leading Amari Hotels and Resorts, Shama serviced apartments and the midscale OZO Hotels in eight countries.

ONYX today reaches beyond Southeast Asian roots and has a robust development pipeline of close to 30 new properties in markets such as China, Indonesia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels open by 2024 as part of its journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the region.