SURABAYA – The first Oakwood property to open in Surabaya, Indonesia, and the only five-star hotel and serviced residence in the area, Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya celebrated its grand opening last evening on 9 September 2019. The date was a special one for the property as its soft opening was exactly a year ago, and symbolises a great start for the property, as the number 9 is known to be an auspicious number in Indonesian culture.
The evening, hosted by Mr. Hary Tanoesoedibjo, Chairman of MNC Group, the owning company of Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya; was a star-studded one attended by numerous A-list celebrities, socialites, government officials, business partners and media friends coming from Surabaya and Jakarta. The guest-of-honour for the evening was East Java’s Vice Governor, Mr. Emil Elestianto Dardak, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Arumi Bachsin.
Guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner prepared by the talented culinary team of Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya alongside performances by Indonesia’s rising stars Citra Scholastika and Ahmad Abdul, with well-known personality Robby Purba as master of ceremony. The night ended on a high with spectacular fireworks followed by an after-party at the Deckside Lounge & Cafe where guests partied by the pool overlooking the night lights of Surabaya.
Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya is owned by PT. MNC Land as an exclusive Luxury Hotel & Residence collection property and managed by Oakwood Worldwide (Asia) Pte Ltd, a leading provider of serviced apartments in prime locations throughout Asia Pacific. “From the time when Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya first opened its doors to guests, the property has since established itself so well in this competitive hospitality market here in Surabaya. This is evident from the consistently great reviews from our guests, which bear testament to the team’s dedication and the leadership of its General Manager, Shafar Jamaludin,” said Dean Schreiber, interim chief executive officer of Oakwood and managing director of Oakwood Asia Pacific.
“Today marks an important day for all of us, the big family of Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya. The team has put in a lot of hard work and it has been extremely rewarding to see our efforts coming to fruition, presenting our guests and stakeholders with the impressive property that we see today.
However, this is not the end but only the beginning as we continue on this journey to deliver on our promise of the best service and experience,” said Shafar Jamaludin, general manager of Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya.