Onyx to operate Melbourne serviced apartments through its Shama brand

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Australia: Onyx Hospitality Group has signed its first property in Australia.

The company has been appointed by Singapore-based Ascendas Hospitality Trust to manage a 252-unit property located within the 92-storey mixed-use Aurora Melbourne Central development.

Shama Luxe Aurora Melbourne Central will be located on levels 10 to 32, with a street level entrance, lobby and elevators, as well as facilities including a restaurant, executive lounge, swimming pool and fitness centre. Construction of the property is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2019.

Peter Henley, president and chief executive officer of Onyx Hospitality Group, said: "We are thrilled to announce our first property in Australia, and at being offered the opportunity to manage the serviced apartments component of this iconic Melbourne development under our fast-growing Shama brand. We look forward to a successful and long term partnership with A-HTRUST as we work towards bringing the Shama brand to life in the Australian market.""

Tan Juay Hiang, chief executive officer of A-HTRUST, said: ""We are very pleased to work with Onyx, which has a strong track record in the operation of hotels and serviced apartments across Asia. This partnership with Onyx will help further diversify the group of operators we work with, and enlarge the pool of knowledge and expertise we can draw from.""



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