Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group has been appointed to operate a 435-room property on the Indonesian island of Bali. Amari Pecatu is a joint venture between STA Group Property Division and PR Bali Pecatu Graha. This will be ONYX’s first step for expansion into Indonesia for the Amari brand. The property is scheduled to open in 2015. Located on the southern peninsula of Bali, Pecatu is well-known as a surfer’s paradise with limestone cliffs and beautiful, secluded beaches. Amari Pecatu will be part of the 400-hectare Pecatu Indah Resort, an integrated development with planned facilities including a shopping mall and conference venues that can accommodate up to 12,000 people. It is already home to an 18-hole golf course, designed by famous golf architect Ronald Fream. ONYX President and Chief Executive Officer, Peter Henley, said: “We are very excited to be involved in this large-scale venture within the Pecatu Indah Resort project. This will be the first Amari property in Indonesia, and as such, a significant milestone for us. We look forward to the exciting times ahead as we work closely with our partners to support the on-going development of Pecatu as a vibrant tourism destination in Bali. ” Amari Pecatu will feature 385 deluxe rooms, 10 junior suites and 40 villas ranging from 54 to 400 square metres in size. All accommodation options offer the choice between two breath-taking views, the lush green of the fairway or the panoramic vista of the Indian Ocean. The design concept for Amari Pecatu is a collaboration between Bangkok based Open Air Studio and Broadway Malyan, both companies have a wealth of experience designing notable hotels and resorts around the globe. The resort will offer a selection of dining options, including two destination restaurants, a lounge and bar, sea view swimming pool, Breeze Spa, gymnasium, as well as a retail area within the central reception area. For those wishing to plan a special occasion, the resort will also provide a range of options for weddings and events. Amari Pecatu will also offer investment opportunities for those wishing to purchase a holiday home. In return for an initial investment, owners will then receive a host of privileges including annual rights of stay and guaranteed rental returns.