Italthai Group

Press Release | 22/03/2024

ONYX Hospitality Group Expands Culinary Portfolio with the Launch of Nila: A Celebration of India’s Coastal Culinary Heritage

ONYX Hospitality Group Expands Culinary Portfolio with the Launch of Nila: A Celebration of India’s Coastal Culinary Heritage

ONYX Hospitality Group, a business unit of Italthai Group and a dominant player in Southeast Asia’s hospitality sector, is pleased to announce the opening of Nila, a sophisticated dining destination that pays homage to the culturally rich cuisines of India’s coastal and river port regions.

The first NILA launched on the 18th March on the 4th floor of Amari Bangkok, promising an unforgettable culinary journey curated by Chef Bharath S. Bhat, the esteemed winner of Thailand’s Iron Chef one-on-one battle chef competition. This attractive establishment sets a new standard for Indian cuisine, blending traditional recipes with contemporary flair to create a truly immersive dining experience.

“NILA” derives its name from the Malayalam word for the colour blue, symbolising the azure waters that line India’s picturesque coast. The restaurant’s interior design draws inspiration from the vibrant hues of Portuguese architecture found in Goa (a state on the southwestern coast of India), complemented by traditional Indian textures and visuals, creating an ambiance that transports guests to a bygone era of maritime trade and cultural exchange.

Chef Bharath’s menu at “NILA” showcases an array of dishes influenced by centuries of culinary heritage, featuring fresh seafood recipes influenced by Portuguese cuisine from Goa and the Malabar coast, as well as European culinary traditions along India’s eastern coast. Each dish is meticulously crafted to highlight the diverse flavours and spices that define India’s coastal cuisine, promising to tantalise the taste buds of even the most discerning gastronomes.

“With the opening of NILA, ONYX Hospitality Group continues its tradition of delivering unparalleled hospitality experiences that resonate with the evolving preferences of global travellers,” said Mr. Yuthachai Charanachitta, CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group. “We are thrilled to introduce this unique culinary concept to Bangkok and look forward to establishing NILA as the premier destination for Indian coastal cuisine not only in Thailand but across our Southeast Asia network.”

NILA marks the latest addition to ONYX Hospitality Group’s diverse portfolio of hospitality brands, which alongside hotels and resorts, also includes the renowned Italian restaurant Prego. The company has also unveiled plans for branch expansion into prominent hotels and resorts across Southeast Asia, reaffirming its commitment to providing guests with unforgettable culinary experiences that celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

For more information or to make a reservation at NILA, please contact +66 2653 9000 or visit the website at

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