Accommodation is an ever-changing business, with the new digital world demanding more from a serviced apartment or hotel than ever before, so recently, we went to Singapore to take a look at the latest luxury property to hit town: Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore.
Heading to Singapore for business or just looking for a short trip fro Hong Kong? Located in the OUE Downtown complex in the heart of the business district, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore offers guests long-term accommodation as well as the option of convenient short-term stays, with a home-away-from home feel, a great restaurant and a swimming pool that will blow your mind. While you’re there, check out our guide on what to do in Singapore.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore
Sitting in the heart of the CBD, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore is a 268-unit serviced apartment complex offering studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments, so when we were asked to head on over for the launch party, we couldn’t wait to check it out.
Friendly service, quality products and amazing views
From the moment I stepped through the door, the team at Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore were on hand to happily answer any questions that I had about both the serviced apartments and Singapore itself. Helpful and friendly staff are key to making a stay at any property enjoyable, and I think the fact that the serviced apartments have staff onsite 24/7 is a real point of difference.
As I was whisked up to my one-bedroom apartment in the trendy elevator, I was excited to see what the design would be like, and I wasn’t disappointed. While the living room featured some nice abstract art to give it a homely feel, the kitchen was decked out with high-end appliances from the likes of DeLonghi and Smeg – perfect for some impromptu entertainment.
But, it was the bedroom where I spent most of my time, largely because my corner room afforded me views of both downtown Singapore and the harbour. The vista even carried on into the bathroom, where – I’m hoping – you can shower without prying eyes and watch as the cruise ships come into port.
Another reason I really liked the bedroom was that the work desk let me catch up on emails, and if I lost focus, I could easily go back to my ship-gazing. The bed and the pillows were nice and comfy – a nice break from the extra, super-duper firm mattresses that are favoured in Hong Kong, plus the robes were amazingly fluffy (important stuff, people!)
And what about those luxurious amenities?
One of the standouts of the property is the ridiculously stunning infinity swimming pool that sits next to the al-fresco terrace with views of the surrounding skyscrapers. Another highlight is Se7enth, the in-house restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Dickson Fung, that serves the best fish and chips I have had in a long time. There’s also a boardroom for meetings, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a lobby bar for those who want to have a semi-casual business meeting away from the crowds.
While the property looks fabulous, it is let down by a few sustainability issues – such as the noticeable absence of light sensors to assist with energy conservation (this is something that the group intends to implement in future projects though), the inclusion of plastic water bottles on arrival and individually packaged toiletries. I was also surprised to see that power points were not internationally compatible, as per standard new build practice for most accommodation facilities – but have since been advised that Singapore does not allow these.
Should I need to be back on the little red dot anytime soon, this will definitely be my first point of call for rest, work and general cruise ship gazing.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore, 6 Shenton Way, 1 Singapore 068809, p. +65 6812 6000