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Blenkharn to head up Oakwood Residence Damei Beijing

Blenkharn to head up Oakwood Residence Damei Beijing

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.

Located at the centre of Chatoyant, the property boasts of 171 elegant serviced apartments with stunning views of the city, complemented by its own in-house natural spring water supply – the only serviced apartment in Beijing to offer such.

With a background in operations, Blenkharn comes with vast experience having previously worked in some of the world’s largest hospitality brands such as Sofitel, Ibis, Novotel, Hyatt, Four Seasons and Hilton.

His career has also taken him across the globe, spanning 11 countries across four continents in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.


“We are heartened to welcome Neil into the Oakwood family as we work toward opening our second property in China’s gateway city,” said Dean Schreiber, managing director, Oakwood Asia Pacific.

“As Oakwood continues to expand strategically in one of the world’s key source markets, we look forward to the opening of Oakwood Residence Damei Beijing with Neil at the helm.

“The wealth of knowledge and experience he has to offer assures us that the Oakwood brand will continue to grow from strength to strength; cementing the position of Oakwood in the city in tandem with its award-winning sister property - Oakwood Residence Beijing.”