Oakwood MelbourneThe Oakwood Premier Melbourne reaffirms the company’s push to become recognised as a member of the world’s luxury hotel group.

The launch of the Oakwood Premier Melbourne is another step towards the multinational’s recognition as a member of the global luxury hotel group. With 80 managed properties overall and 10 of those in the world’s most popular gateway cities, the company has a plan for continued expansion.

The Melbourne property features a 40-story tower with a combination of luxury hotel accommodation and serviced apartments.

Located on Southbank the property has 132 luxury hotel rooms and 260 serviced apartments styled and furnished with state-of-the-art in-room technology, catering to the modern traveller.

The Melbourne property has an all-day dining restaurant, Fifth, serving a modern Australian menu with a taste of the Pacific, as well as a classy Lobby Bar offering light refreshments and evening cocktails in a relaxed setting. The Sky Bar on Level 40 also serves a memorable cocktail and dining experience with panoramic views.

CEO Dean Schreiber

CEO Dean Schreiber

With over 50 years of hospitality expertise, Oakwood dedicates itself to continuous innovation and evolution with a guest-first approach

The company has two more marquee developments in the pipeline: Oakwood Premier Phnom Penh in Cambodia, which is scheduled to open in 2022, and Oakwood Premier Kuala Lumpur, which will open at the world’s second-tallest building ‘Merdeka 118’ in 2024.

“As we strive towards our goal of doubling Oakwood’s portfolio of managed properties by 2025, we are cognizant of evolving traveller preferences and expectations. Within our ecosystem of eight distinctive Oakwood experiences, we are committed to continuous innovation and evolution with a guest-first approach to cater to both business and leisure travellers at different cycles of their life,” said Dean Schreiber, chief executive officer of Oakwood. “Tailored luxury is the foundation of Oakwood Premier. We are excited to debut this distinctive style of hospitality at Oakwood Premier Melbourne, which marks the significant milestone of Oakwood’s celebrated legacy in hospitality excellence by housing our 10,000th key.”

Schreiber, the CEO with a vision is a veteran with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has held various portfolios across several hospitality groups. His global portfolio with Oakwood comprises more than 13 thousand accommodation units under several distinctive brands.

Founded in Los Angeles in 1962 Oakwood started as a leading provider of serviced apartments globally with a presence in more than 15 countries.

The company invited the media to a preview of the Melbourne property with an intimate dinner at Wine bar 92 in Sydney’s Glebe where CEO Dean Schreiber addressed the 20-strong media.

Written by John Savage