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The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood to launch with three hotels in Singapore

Three boutique hotels in Singapore are set to join a new brand 'The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood' from early 2021.

Three of Singapore’s boutique hotels will fall under new branding next year, with serviced apartment specialists Oakwood taking over the management of KēSa House in Tanjong Pagar, Ann Siang House near Chinatown and Wanderlust in Jalan Besar, under a new The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood banner.

The first of these three properties, which are all owned by 8M Real Estate and are yet to reopen in Singapore’s latest staycation phase, will launch in the first quarter of 2021.

The Unlimited Collection

The Unlimited Collection is “a new brand which allows for a curation of independent properties that retain their unique positioning yet leverage Oakwood’s hospitality management expertise and distribution network”.

Global operational standards and programmes, such as Oakwood Clean360, will be observed to ensure that guests continue to enjoy the Oakwood Experience that they have come to expect.

It’s the first time Oakwood, known for its serviced apartments and both short- and long-term lets aimed primarily at business travellers, has ventured into the hotel sphere.

“Oakwood is dedicated to continuous innovation and evolution with a guest-first approach. Recognising that travel decisions reflect the lifestyle and identity of our discerning owners and guests, we are excited to launch The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood and extend greater accessibility to partners on a journey towards the curation of diverse experiences. The debut of The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood alongside our inaugural partnership with 8M Real Estate symbolises the dawn of a new era in the serviced apartment industry as we celebrate individualism together”

Dean Schreiber, CEO, Oakwood
KēSa House is one of three hotels that will join the ‘The Unlimited Collection’

“Our business success can be attributed to the strategic partnerships we develop, those who share the 8M vision of conservation and community rejuvenation to deliver new experiences to Singapore. This exciting new partnership with Oakwood allows us to leverage their expertise in hospitality management and brings a global distribution network to deliver flexible living residences for locals and travellers alike. The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood allows all three properties to retain their unique characteristics and identities which we have passionately designed and developed over the past few years.”

Ashish Manchharam, Founder & CEO, 8M Real Estate

Here are some further details about the three hotels in Singapore that will kick off Oakwood’s latest brand concept.

KēSa House

Set across a row of 10 shophouses in Tanjong Pagar and close to Chinatown, this 60-room hotel has a “flexible living” concept.

It also includes six restaurants and bars on the popular and bustling Keong Saik Road.

The rooms are cleverly constructed and entirely user-experience oriented while the communal spaces are social by design, allowing guests to mingle with other like-minded individuals and shared facilities that provide the utilities and modern comforts of a home. 

Oakwood

Room rates in 2019 started at S$180 (Source: Agoda)

Ann Siang House

Ann Siang House, close to Chinatown and the many eateries of Club Street and Ann Siang Hill, is the smallest of the three hotels joining ‘The Unlimited Collection’.

It’s 20 rooms are currently undergoing a renovation process, and will be “artfully crafted rooms, smartly and sophisticatedly designed with the latest conveniences & comforts”.

Room rates in 2019 started at S$180 (Source: Agoda)

Wanderlust

Housed in a 1920s Art Deco building in Little India, Wanderlust has just 29 rooms, ranging from small studios to two-storey lofts.

Facilities include a kitchenette in most rooms, a multifunctional lounge working area and a dipping pool.

Room rates in 2019 started at S$200 (Source: Agoda)

Summary

Even after Singapore’s circuit breaker period, without international tourism it’s been a difficult time for the hotel industry and that certainly goes for smaller hotels like these.

In other recent Singapore boutique hotel news, it was revealed earlier this year that the two Six Senses properties at Duxton and Maxwell will also reopen next year under new branding, both joining Marriott’s Autograph Collection.

No additional images of the three Oakwood properties have been shared at this stage, however we know that at least one (Ann Siang House) is undergoing renovation.

We look forward to bringing you further details including the proposed opening dates as they are made available. These hotels should bring some new staycation options to the city, but hopefully by next year can also start to benefit from international visitors again.

For more information, visit: oakwood.com/the-unlimited-collection-by-oakwood 

(Cover Photo: Oakwood)

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