November 26, 2020

Oakwood has announced the launch of The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood, 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. In a landmark partnership with 8M Real Estate, Oakwood will manage its first three iconic heritage properties in Singapore, namely KēSa House, Ann Siang House and Wanderlust, under The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood, with the first of three properties expected to open in the first quarter of 2021.

In response to the hospitality industry’s evolving landscape, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood caters to a growing segment of property owners and discerning guests, who seek to capture and experience the creative independence of a brand. With The Unlimited Collection, Oakwood hopes to celebrate the uniqueness of each property, allowing for an inimitable collection of style—from intimate charm and contemporary icons to historic grandeur. The new brand is aimed at the independent traveller who seeks to celebrate life through discovering new experiences, dotting each journey with unique stories to tell.

Conveniently located downtown, in Singapore’s central region, in key architectural conservation precincts, KēSa House, Ann Siang House and Wanderlust offer the perfect sanctuary for guests in search of immersive local experiences in Chinatown and Little India.

“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.” said Ashish Manchharam, founder and chief executive officer of 8M Real Estate.

KēSa House is an inviting 60-room flexible living concept with a roster of six eclectic restaurants and bars. The striking row of ten shophouses adds a new dynamic to the Keong Saik neighbourhood in Singapore’s Chinatown. 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.

The iconic Ann Siang House is one of Singapore’s most stylish heritage buildings in Chinatown. Currently in the midst of rejuvenation, Ann Siang House will reopen as a vibrant hospitality and lifestyle destination that fuses local history with contemporary design in the heart of the Club Street and Ann Siang Road neighbourhood; presenting 20 artfully crafted rooms, smartly and sophisticatedly designed with the latest conveniences & comforts.

Housed in a heritage 1920s Art Deco style conservation building, Wanderlust merges old world charm with modern day comforts. With 29 thoughtfully appointed rooms and suites, Wanderlust redefines how urban stays are experienced and perceived. Close to everything yet delightfully off the beaten track, guests are mere minutes from the bustling city centre while being immersed in the historic urban montage of Little India in Singapore. Conscientiously designed for the modern traveller, its curated spaces and flexible concept cater to every journey.

The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood will retain the individual architectural heritage and distinctive characteristics of each property, backed by Oakwood’s world-renowned hospitality excellence and commercial 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.