Mar 13, 2020
EXPLORING A NEW CITY from a well located pied à terre with the comforts of home and the facilities of a hotel may be something that worldwide jet-setters now take for granted, but the serviced apartment was not always a standard of the travel scene.
With a mind to cater to those discerning travelers who sought an alternative to the mainstream hotel, Oakwood was developed to pioneer a new category in hospitality. With a groundbreaking combination of stylish, well-equipped accommodation that offers space and privacy as well as the convenience of hotel amenities, the award-winning portfolio of 43 properties across Asia Pacific sets the standard in the region with five distinct products.
Launched in 1998, Oakwood Residence was designed for relocating families who needed elegant, spacious apartments in prime residential neighborhoods. Think community vibes with hotel-style facilities plus personal touches like planned activities for residents.
Oakwood Premier followed in 1999, appealing to those with a taste for the finer things, where the comforts of home are elevated and the attentive service of a luxury hotel is on hand. Hot on its heels, the first Oakwood Apartments opened in 2002 to offer the same balance to independent travelers looking for a functional, city-centre option.
As travel trends evolved, Oakwood launched an offering for the growing community of global nomads in 2016. Designed for creatives and entrepreneurs, Oakwood Studios are dynamic spaces for work and play. Meanwhile, in the same year, Oakwood Suites was launched to cater to seasoned travelers and senior executives seeking sophistication and discreet luxury.
With every new iteration and evolution, Oakwood’s success has been rooted in identifying what is missing in the market, and providing it down to the last detail. And there’s plenty more to come.
KEEP THESE ON YOUR RADAR
Oakwood Suites Bangkok (newly open)
Catering to business and leisure travelers seeking luxury and convenience, these well appointed apartments are a haven of privacy in the heart of popular Phrom Phong, a vibrant hub of commerce, shopping malls, dining hotspots and parks.
Oakwood Suites Yokohama (June 2020)
A collection of 175 elegant apartments overlook Yokohama Bay from the city’s largest and tallest residential building. With state-of-the-art fittings plus direct access to Bashamichi train station, shops and dining options, this is waterfront living at its most connected.
Oakwood Premier Phnom Penh (October 2020)
Situated within One Park, a mixed-use development complete with office and retail space, a medical centre and international school, 220 residential units offer exclusive access to dining options, a swimming pool, children’s playroom and club lounge.
Oakwood Suites Chongli (June 2021)
A private retreat with scenic mountain views creates a sense of sleek modernity and serenity. Within easy reach of prime ski locations, 118 luxury apartments enjoy exclusive access to a restaurant, bar and lounge, as well as fitness facilities and retail options.
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Chongli (August 2021)
Set in the heart of Taizicheng Village, part of the 2022 Winter Olympics Zhangjiakou Zone, 173 rooms and apartments form part of the resort’s vibrant social scene, with exclusive access to a dining area, fitness center and meeting rooms.
All photos courtesy of Oakwood.