Onyx unveils new GM appointments across Thailand

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Onyx Hospitality Group has made five key hotel leadership appointments across Thailand.

Rejoining the group as the new general manager of Oriental Residence Bangkok, Christoph Leonhard will be leading the city-centre hotel, which will soon be reintroduced as part of the newly-unveiled Saffron Collection.

From left: Christoph Leonhard; Sukamal Mondal; Thomas Hain; Paul Halford; and Richard Margo

Having held rooms division and general manager roles with Onyx Hospitality Group’s Amari brand for close to a decade in Hua Hin, Koh Samui and the Maldives, Leonhard also gained experience from leading companies and brands like The Peninsula, St Regis and Accor.

Meanwhile, Sukamal Mondal has been promoted to cluster general manager for the Shama Serviced Apartments portfolio of four properties in Bangkok, and will continue to lead as general manager of Shama Lakeview Asoke Bangkok. An Onyx veteran with over 14 years of experience in China and Thailand, Sukamal also served as general manager of Oriental Residence Bangkok.

In the south of Thailand, Thomas Hain will move from Onyx Hospitality Group properties in Koh Samui to Krabi to take on the role of general manager at the newly-renovated Amari Vogue Krabi.

With over 20 years of hospitality experience in a variety of rooms division roles in Europe, the US and Asia for companies like Marriott, Hyatt, Accor and IHG, Hain joined Onyx in 2018 as the resident manager of Amari Koh Samui and was subsequently appointed general manager for the group’s two hotels on the island.

Next, Paul Halford will be appointed cluster general manager for Amari Koh Samui and Ozo Chaweng Samui, after two years as opening general manager for Ozo Phuket. Halford joined Onyx in mid-2018 from Radisson Hotel Group where he held senior roles in Australia, Fiji and Thailand.

Lastly, Richard Margo has been appointed general manager of Ozo Phuket, from his current role as hotel manager of the group’s Amari Phuket which he has held since 2014. Joining Onyx eight years ago as resident manager of Amari Pattaya, Margo’s career in hotels started from the F&B side of the business. He has held roles with Le Meridien in Belgium, Ireland, Portugal and Jordan, as well as with Hilton in Malaysia and Thailand.

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