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Oakwood Asia Pacific has shared new plans for aggressive growth and strategic expansion. Estimating a projected growth of over 40 per cent in portfolio size over the next two years, Dean Schreiber, manager director of Oakwood Asia Pacific explained: “We are observing an increasingly mobile workforce and a heightened awareness of serviced apartments and its advantages over hotel rooms.”
Oakwood Asia Pacific has appointed Neil Blenkharn as general manager of the upcoming Oakwood Residence Damei Beijing. Slated to open in 2016’s fourth quarter, Oakwood Residence Damei Beijing will be the second Oakwood Residence property to operate in China’s bustling capital.
Oakwood Asia Pacific, which manages the serviced apartments for business and leisure travelers, has appointed Bill Low as vice president, finance of Oakwood Asia Pacific, headquartered in Singapore. “We warmly welcome Bill into the Oakwood family at an exciting time as we seek to grow strategically and aggressively in the coming years,” said Dean Schreiber, managing director of Oakwood Asia Pacific.
Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, has added three new locations of luxury, serviced apartments to its London portfolio: Canary Wharf, Kensington and Fitzrovia. “We are very excited to announce these new apartments, which join our other recent opening in Clerkenwell and strengthen the choices we offer our guests in London,” said Debbie Lundon, managing director EMEA, Oakwood Worldwide.
Oakwood Asia Pacific has confirmed a partnership with Plenitude Berhad to open the first Oakwood-branded property in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the second half of 2016. Signing the agreement are Elsie Chua, chairman of the board of Plenitude Berhad and Dean Schreiber, managing director of Oakwood Asia Pacific.
Oakwood Asia Pacific, which manages some of the finest serviced apartments for business and leisure travellers, has announced its expansion into Australia with a deal to manage Oakwood Apartments Brisbane, which is the first Oakwood-branded building in Australia. The company also announced Paul Wilsher’s appointment as general manager of the property.
Oakwood Worldwide has expanded its London portfolio with a freshly renovated six-unit building at 96 Leather Lane. The new property offers a combination of one-, two- and three-bedroom fully furnished serviced apartments, situated conveniently for business travellers between the Inns of Court in London’s legal district and the media and creative business district of Clerkenwell.
Oakwood Asia Pacific, which manages some of the finest serviced apartments for business and leisure travellers, announced earlier the upcoming opening of Oakwood Residence serviced apartments in Hyderabad, India, which will be managed by Hoshang Garivala. With Oakwood being an established leader in the serviced apartment industry in India, Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad will provide fully equipped private apartments with full facilities and amenities, such as fully equipped kitchens, state-of-the-art wi-fi and Internet connections, 24-hour customer service with security and CCTV surveillance, fully equipped fitness centre, swimming pool and meeting facilities.
Oakwood Worldwide and Mapletree Group have signed a corporate and serviced apartment joint venture that aims to open more than 100 new properties around the world over the next five years. Mapletree will acquire a 49 percent stake in Oakwood Asia Pacific, Oakwood Worldwide’s serviced apartment business in Asia, and will target acquiring and developing some US$4billion worth of corporate and serviced apartment assets within Asia, Europe and North America.