Big ideas become reality with small steps and that’s just what ONYX Hospitality Group was focused on when they broke ground on the OZO Chaweng Samui last year.
The opening of this resort has been delayed until January 2014. See updated post with more photos here.
Now they’re planning to open the resort by the end of this year, bringing the company one step closer to a goal they set for themselves just a few years ago.
The OZO Chaweng Samui is set on a beautiful stretch of Samui coastline beach, yet only a short stroll to the excitement of Chaweng. The resort will feature a swimming pool, children’s pool and beach bar feet from the sand. Also planned are two restaurants and what’s described as “innovative communal zones.” There will be 208 “sleep inducing” guestrooms offering peaceful havens for guests and a place to recharge. It seems the owners at OZO have their ear to the ground as they offer one of the most requested amenities at hotels and resorts, free wifi internet throughout the resort!
We are confident that our select service brand, OZO, will be a popular addition to the hospitality landscape on this popular resort island, offering comfortable and good value accommodation
said ONYX Hospital Group’s CEO Peter Henley at the groundbreaking of the property.
OZO Chaweng Samui continues the trend of short naming conventions for various parts of the property; Speedy paperless check-in at “Spot“, a fitness room called “Tone“, pool named, you guessed it, “Splash“, twelve people can be accomodated at “Talk“, the meeting facilities, and “Connect“, web enabled information lecterns providing information on the local area.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, or just prefer to converse with people over technology, the friendly “Vocal Locals” will be eagar to point you in the right direction to find whatever you need in the area.
OXO Chaweng is located 15 minutes drive from Samui International airport and 30 minutes drive from Nathorn Pier.
The OZO brand is ONYX’s option for guests who want quality basics in a hotel- a comfortable bed, delicious breakfast and a solid WIFI signal- but don’t necessarily want or need a vast property. The brand is growing rapidly, just as the company has planned. In 2010, ONYX set a goal of becoming a leading hospitality provider in Asia by opening 51 properties by 2018. By the end of 2013, they should have 34 operating properties with ten more under contract.
OZO Chaweng is the first OZO property in Thailand and the first OZO resort for the brand. In March, ONYX announced a new resort in Pattaya’s city center and near the beach, nightlife, restaurants and other attractions. Planned for this resort are a rooftop swimming pool, gym, restaurant and a grab-and-go snack bar.