Onyx Hospitality appoints Phan to China role

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China: Onyx Hospitality has appointed Phan Ing Pai as vice president operations – Greater China.

Based in Shanghai, Phan will report to Gina Wo, senior vice president and head of Greater China.

Phan has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and serviced apartment industries. He has spent the past 14 years in China, where he held senior level positions with Swiss-Belhotel International and Frasers Hospitality.

Prior to joining Onyx, Phan was area general manager, North China for Frasers Hospitality, leading the set-up of the group's inaugural China offices in Shanghai and Beijing, as well as overseeing the overall operations in China across three core brands.

"I am very excited to be joining a fast-growing group of such scale and firm commitment towards the China market," said Phan. "China is a fertile ground for opportunities which could drive 30-45% of our growth in the long run. Taking the lead in operations for Onyx in the Greater China region is a challenging yet wonderful opportunity. I am looking forward to contributing my experience and knowledge and to working closely our properties across Greater China to deliver a high standard guest experience, to enhance our operational capabilities, and ultimately, to drive our business success in the region."

Onyx Hospitality Group has a growing portfolio of 49 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries, and a robust development pipeline of close to 30 new properties in markets such as China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia. The company has set a target of having 99 hotels by 2024. It operates the Shama and Ozo serviced apartment brands.

Onyx is a founder sponsor and host for the inaugural Serviced Apartment Summit Asia which takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 21 and 22 2019.

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