Oakwood® Expands its Australian Footprint with the Newly Announced Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Dandenong
SINGAPORE – MAY 2, 2019 – Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), today announced its second Oakwood Hotel & Apartments in Australia located in Melbourne’s South East city of Dandenong. Opening in 2021, this iconic development, as part of Barnes Capital’s Spectra building, will transform the city skyline and the way of life in one of the world’s most liveable cities.
“Oakwood is committed to curating an innovative yet mindful lifestyle for our guests. We are privileged to enjoy Barnes Capital’s confidence in our ability to deliver the service excellence they expect for residents of Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Dandenong,” said Dean Schreiber, managing director, Asia Pacific, Oakwood. “Given Spectra’s contemporary architecture and interior design, we are excited to shift the paradigm for active and savvy residents in search of a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Its perfect location in central Dandenong gives new meaning to work life balance integrating professional, social and natural amenities within its vicinity.”
Rising 20 floors above Dandenong’s commercial hub, Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Dandenong offers authentic city-nature balance with inspiring views of Port Phillip Bay and the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Residents of Spectra’s vibrant architectural marvel will enjoy a new concept of urban lifestyle like never before while enjoying ease of access to Melbourne CBD and the Mornington Peninsula. With 98 elegantly appointed rooms and apartments, Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Dandenong augments modern living with fine amenities like gourmet experiences, meeting facilities, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, as well as an entertainment area.
“Identified by the Metropolitan Planning Authority as a National Employment Cluster, Dandenong, and the greater area of Melbourne’s South East, continues to evolve as it grows to include a vibrant community for a younger demographic. We are confident that Oakwood’s expertise in residential living will not only support the overall precinct’s revitalisation plan but also bring alive Spectra’s vision of a new way of life in a real and very exciting way,” said Martyn Barnes, Managing Director at Barnes Capital. “We continue to be inspired by our city’s rich history and diverse cultural heritage and Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Dandenong at Spectra will redefine the way we work, live and play for a long time to come.”