Markus Aklin currently serves as the Executive Director of Orion Hospitality, the strategic alliance between ONYX Hospitality Group and Singapore Hospitality Holdings, aimed at accelerating the growth of the OZO midscale hotel and Shama serviced apartment brands across the Asia-Pacific region. The partnership will boost ONYX's current portfolio of 24 OZO and Shama propertiesto 70 properties by 2024. OZO is a select service hotel brand created for travelers who seek a great night's sleep, a great breakfast, and great connectivity. The OZO portfolio consists of 8 properties in operation and under development in Thailand, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia and China. Shama is a leading provider of serviced apartments in prime gateway cities in the region. Shama has established a presence in China, Hong Kong and Thailand and embarked on further growth in Australia and Malaysia. In total, ONYX has a full portfolio of 41 properties in seven countries and territories under the Amari, OZO, Shama and Oriental Residence brands, and 25 properties in the development pipeline. Markus joined ONYX Hospitality Group in 2003. His previous responsibilities at ONYX included the role of Vice President Development, Corporate Director of Projects and Resident Manager of the award-winning Amari resort in Samui, Thailand.