PHUKET: ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Paul Halford as General Manager of the soon-to-open OZO Phuket at Kata Beach.
Paul joins ONYX with close to 20 years of hospitality industry experience at hotels and resorts in Australia, Vanuatu, Fiji and Thailand, including a 10-year tenure across multiple Radisson Hotel Group locations. Most recently, he was General Manager of Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18.
In his current role, Paul will lead the pre-opening and positioning of the brand-new OZO in Phuket, scheduled to open in June 2019. The family-oriented resort will feature 255 rooms and suites located right on Kata Road, surrounded by a wide range of restaurants, excellent shops, a popular night market and vibrant nightlife scene. The property boasts the closest location to the beach among non-beachfront hotels in the immediate area, with each guest room featuring clever and functional design with distinct spaces allocated for getting ready, snoozing and relaxed connectivity.
Commenting on his role, Mr. Halford said:
“We are absolutely delighted to open OZO Phuket, welcoming the first guests to experience our all-new hotel. OZO is a new holiday destination in Phuket, which is Thailand’s largest island and famously known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’. The resort has a fantastic design of in-room functions with the best sleep quality OZO has to offer, in addition to the energizing breakfast selection and à la carte all-day dining at EAT, with Asian and international favorites. Guests will also enjoy a relaxation space and stay connected at Chill or spend quality time with family at the free-form main pool and Splash activity pool. The hotel’s location is amazing, with attractions and eateries for the whole family to enjoy, a relaxed vibe and the pristine white sands of Kata Beach just a short stroll away. We believe OZO Phuket will deliver quality service based on our core concept of ‘sleep, connect and explore’ for our guests.”