Leading Hospitality Operator, Oakwood, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Mapletree Investments, has signed a deal to launch the Oakwood Suites Brand for the first time in Bangkok. Oakwood Suites is one of the five brands under its Asia Pacific umbrella the other being Oakwood Apartments, Oakwood Premier, Oakwood Residences and Oakwood Studios.
The Oakwood Suites Bangkok is scheduled to open by the end of 2019.
Dean Schreiber, interim CEO of Oakwood and MD of Oakwood Asia-Pacific commented in an interview with Thailand Hotel News, “Oakwood Suites offers residential comfort for well-heeled global citizens who desire unparalleled service delivered in an unobtrusive manner. By expanding into Bangkok and, we are greatly increasing Oakwood Suites’ footprint and bringing a new type of contemporary luxury to guests and travellers alike in Thailand.”
Its new Bangkok property will offer 232 units including studios, as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments. Oakwood Suites Bangkok is located near Sukhumvit Soi 24 (a shopping mall) within the Phrom Phong district. The suites are a four-minute walk to the BTS skytrain and the property is close to a range of restaurants and malls, as well as Bangkok’s Central Business District.
The Oakwood Suites product brand was first launched in December 2016 with the opening of Oakwood Suites La Maison Jakarta in Indonesia.
Although there is already an Oakwood residence in the same Sukhumvit Soi 24, the new property will cater for a different market ie more senior executives and affluent families on short term stays.
Oakwood will be planning more properties for Thailand and the end of 2019 and early 2020 will also see various other properties open under different brands of the company in various tourists destinations across Thailand as part of its Asia Pacific expansion plans.