Oakwood Enters Malaysian Market

Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd, which manages an award-winning portfolio of the finest serviced apartments in the world for business and leisure travellers, confirmed a partnership with Plenitude Berhad today to open the first Oakwood-branded property in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the second half of 2016.

Located in the Malaysian capital’s historic Ampang district, Oakwood Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur aims to provide spacious living, comfort and security for both business and leisure travelers.

“We are proud to establish our footprint in Malaysia with the opening of the first Oakwood-branded property in Kuala Lumpur,” said Dean Schreiber, managing director of Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd. “Kuala Lumpur is an important destination for us, especially with the Malaysian capital emerging as one of Southeast Asia’s most alluring metropoles. We have seen a rising demand for a dual hotel and residence property in the city and know that Oakwood Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur will be an environment in which guests will feel right at home. As more travelers appreciate the benefits of the Oakwood accommodation offering, we  will continue to grow our portfolio to meet these demands around the globe.”

Elsie Chua, chairman of the board of Plenitude Berhad added, “We are excited to partner with Oakwood. They have a proven track record of more than 50 years in providing spacious residences to discerning travelers in key locations, complete with modern amenities and backed by informed, responsive service professionals which we think is suited to our building and its location. We picked the Oakwood Residence brand for its promise of elegance, comfort and convenience, supported by personalised service that cares for your every guest and resident. Plenitude has invested RM50 million for the renovation and upgrading of Oakwood Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur and the refreshed development will meet the varied needs of leisure and business travellers alike, seamlessly.”

Oakwood Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur will boast of 252 units, offering residents a calm oasis in the heart of the business district with a swimming pool, a children’s wading pool, gym and restaurant. These facilities are typical of the Oakwood Residence brand, which combines the spacious comfort of a private home with the services of hotel-like meeting rooms and a grand ballroom ideal for large group events.

Oakwood Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur will provide guests with a comfortable home environment. Services and facilities also include a 24-hour concierge and front desk services, business services and high-speed Internet connection.

Conveniently located along the bustling Jalan Ampang in the heart of the business district, the development counts many international embassies as its neighbours and is a short walk to attractions such as the National Art Gallery. It is also in the vicinity of Malaysian capital’s top attractions and shopping malls. Oakwood Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur is the company’s 28th Oakwood-branded property across 16 cities in Asia.

Oakwood will open next November its first property in Singapore.Oakwood Studios Singapore will mark a milestone for Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd. as the property will be both the launch of the Oakwood Studios brand as well as the first Oakwood-branded property in the country since the opening of its regional headquarters in Singapore in 1997. The group already manages properties in Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila.