Markus Aklin


Markus Aklin

Vice President, Development

Markus is a leading member of ONYX Hospitality Group’s business development team and is tasked
to further grow the company’s footprint in Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
The ONYX brand portfolio spans a diverse yet complimentary range of hospitality segments:
SHAMA (Serviced apartments), ORIENTAL RESIDENCE (luxury hotels), AMARI (upper upscale hotels
and resorts), YOO COLLECTION and YOO2 (life-style hotels and resorts) and OZO (midscale hotels
and resorts). ONYX is expanding fast and has set a target of having 99 hotels open by 2024 as part
of its journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the region.
Markus' career at ONYX began as a Management Trainee in 2003, progressing to a Resident
Manager position within a period of 3 years. He joined the ONYX corporate office as the Director
of Projects overseeing pre-opening projects and subsequently helped establish the business
development department paving the way for ONYX’ recent international expansion.
Markus is a graduate of the Swiss Hotel Management School Lucerne in Switzerland and is
currently enrolled in the Sasin Executive MBA program jointly developed by Kellogg School of
Management (USA) and Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University.


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“There’s a good mix of people, from operators, owners and service providers. We’re learning a lot. We’re very new to this space and it’s a great platform for people like us who want to come in to the industry and build up a strong pipeline of contacts. It’s been very valuable for us.”

Jittida (Best) Haputpong, VP business development, Igloohome

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