Oakwood opens first Phuket serviced-apartment development

Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Phuket marks Oakwood’s entry into a resort location. Photo credit: Oakwood (Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Phuket)

Following a strategic partnership between Oakwood and Boutique Corporation Public Company Ltd. in February, Journey Hub Hotel Phuket, a property owned by Boutique Corp., has been rebranded as the Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Phuket.

The companies have had a collaborative relationship since the establishment of Oakwood Residence Sukhumvit 24 in Bangkok more than 10 years ago. "We are excited to be launching Oakwood Hotels and Apartments across Thailand, a key market in Asia-Pacific that continues to thrive and attract both business and leisure travelers seeking long- and short-term accommodation options," said Dean Schreiber, managing director/Asia-Pacific, Oakwood, when the deal was signed earlier this year. "We have had an excellent relationship with Boutique Corp. for more than a decade and we look forward to growing the Oakwood portfolio in Thailand with our trusted partner."

"As the market shifts from a more corporate-dominated demand to an increasing number of leisure travelers opting to stay in serviced apartments, I am confident that we will have a strong portfolio of properties poised to extend the Oakwood hospitality to our guests in Thailand," said Prab Thakral, president/group CEO of Boutique Corporation Public Company Ltd.

Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Phuket marks Oakwood’s entry into a resort location. The property has 171 rooms and suites along with a rooftop infinity pool, a fitness center and the Crossways Bar & Restaurant. The hotel is close to Jungceylon Shopping Centre, Bangla Road and Patong Beach.

The next opening for the partnership will be a 76-room property in central Pattaya. 

Oakwood is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments. The company offers furnished and serviced apartments, and is expanding its portfolio of Oakwood-branded properties throughout the Americas, EMEA and the Asia-Pacific region. In December, the company appointed Ken Moore as its managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.