Oakwood Continues Asia Pacific Expansion With Opening of New Property in Sanya, China

Oakwood Apartments Sanya exterior

SINGAPORE –  August 7, 2019Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), today announced the official opening of Oakwood Apartments Sanya, its eighth property in China. Located within the thriving Tianya district, it will be the Chinese coastal city’s first internationally-branded serviced apartment. Offering a total of 163 elegantly appointed units with a wide selection of studios, one-, two- or three-bedroom options to suit every traveller’s needs, Oakwood Apartments Sanya will look to change the city’s hospitality landscape through Oakwood’s renowned service excellence, residential comfort and locally immersive experiences.

Oakwood Apartments are designed for independent travellers who value practical efficiency. The apartments feature functional spaces with modern essentials that cater for optimum connectivity and the best value-for-money. With this product philosophy in mind, Oakwood Apartments Sanya infuses elements unique to the island culture of Sanya through the creativity of famed Thai interior designer, Yutthana Chanpong of Cancu Studio. Renowned for cutting edge designs of residential spaces and luxury resorts in Thailand and China, Chanpong drew inspiration from turtle shells and ocean waves to create a sense of place for guests staying in the property.

“Sanya enjoys global recognition as the Hawaii of the East. With Hainan being earmarked as China’s pilot international free trade zone, development and employment opportunities in the province have grown exponentially. With its natural beauty and sophisticated infrastructure, the city has also become the preferred venue for some of the world’s most historic events, serving as the gateway for commercial progress. We are proud to debut Oakwood Apartments Sanya as the first international serviced apartments here, serving the evolving needs of the city’s myriad visitors,” said Dean Schreiber, interim chief executive officer of Oakwood and managing director of Oakwood Asia Pacific.

With easy access to the central business district yet only a stone’s throw away from the sandy beaches of Sanya Bay, each spacious studio or apartment at Oakwood Apartments Sanya offers unprecendented residential comfort. In addition to a private balcony offering panoramic views, all units are equipped with a well-furnished kitchen featuring top-of-the-line appliances, a Nespresso coffee machine, and in room entertainment via a home theatre sound system.

Guests can take respite in the property’s range of facilities, such as the outdoor swimming pool, fully-equipped fitness centre, 24-hour launderette, and a kids’ club. Café O, the Oakwood signature all-day dining restaurant, features a culinary feast of hawker-style Southeast Asian specialties complemented by a delicious array of international classics.     

“As Sanya matures into a sophisticated commercial destination, the need for more diverse range of accommodation arises. Oakwood Apartments Sanya has added advantages of offering spacious apartments with residential facilities and amenities; and unlike many of the large-scale hotels and resorts in Sanya, our 163-apartment property gives us the room to get to know our guests like family, allowing us to provide a higher and more dedicated level of hospitality service,” said Mervin Ho, general manager of Oakwood Apartments Sanya.

Strategically located in the heart of downtown Sanya, guests can also explore the night markets, enjoy local flavours at nearby restaurants and shop at innovative retail concepts with ease. Famous attractions in the vicinity include the Nanshan Temple, Tianya Haijiao Romance Park, and the popular Railway Station Seafood Market where guests can tuck into the city’s freshest catch. 

For a full cultural immersion, Oakwood Apartments Sanya organises monthly heritage trails and excursions. Some highlights include a visit to the Areca Valley Aboriginal Culture Spot where the Li and Miao tribes reside, neighbourhood familiarisation tours, golfing, and water sports activities.