Douglas Martell


Douglas Martell

President & Chief Executive Officer

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Douglas Martell boasts a wealth of experience from
management and operational functions across a number of roles held in various markets including
China, Japan, Australia, Europe and India.
As President and Chief Executive Officer at ONYX Hospitality Group, Martell oversees all aspects of
the company’s continued growth and expansion across the Asia-Pacific region. He has set a long
term vision to help the company achieve its goal of becoming the best
medium sized hospitality company in Asia, with an emphasis on further growing the ONYX portfolio, augmenting the value proposition of each brand and enhancing operational excellence.
Martell joined ONYX as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in mid-2014, and
was appointed President and CEO in mid 2017.
Prior to joining ONYX, Martell’s professional experience included a 13 year tenure with IHG where
he held several senior roles in Australia, China, Japan, before being appointed Vice President of
Operations – South West Asia based in India.


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