Singapore – 20 April 2021 – Oakwood® today announced the double brand debut of Oakwood Suites and Oakwood Studios in the United States of America. Eight months after its strategic move to focus exclusively on hospitality management services, Oakwood soft opened Oakwood Suites & Studios Dupont Circle Washington D.C. in January 2021. The heritage landmark brings a differentiated style of hospitality to Washington, D.C.’s most sought after neighbourhoods, which is a befitting start for Oakwood’s planned expansion in the U.S.
As the pioneer of serviced apartments with over 50 years of hospitality expertise, the Oakwood brand is synonymous with the extended stay sector in the U.S., with an existing portfolio that comprises a mix of furnished and unfurnished residential stay options. Oakwood Suites & Studios Dupont Circle Washington D.C. is the first property to be signed under the group’s hospitality business model in the U.S. where guests may enjoy Oakwood’s signature experiences within a safe personal sanctuary without compromising on their preferred residential lifestyle.
“Emerging travel trends support our brand strategy to tailor guest experiences to evolving preferences at different life cycles. In Asia Pacific, Oakwood has enjoyed critical acclaim for our distinctive style of hospitality and continuous service innovation in response to guests’ needs. We are confident that our goal to create inspiring travel experiences will similarly be lauded by guests in the U.S. too,” said Dean Schreiber, chief executive officer of Oakwood.
Set in a 20th-century neoclassical manor, Oakwood Suites & Studios Dupont Circle Washington D.C. was previously known as Ampeer Residences. This historic property was once owned by socialite Eleanor Josephine Medill “Cissy” Patterson, and the contemporary manor has played host to presidents and pioneers, from President Calvin Coolidge to aviator Charles Lindbergh. The stunning building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States and was recently restored with a blend of neoclassical heritage and contemporary sophistication.
The dual-branded property houses 92 suites and studios alongside a landmark event venue, Patterson Mansion. The property can accommodate short or long stays, offering a unique dual-brand experience of Oakwood Suites and Oakwood Studios respectively, across two separate wings. Typically situated in vibrant, upbeat locales, Oakwood Studios introduces guests to a dynamic and creative experience in a modern-style apartment in the Studios Tower. Oakwood Suites on the other hand, offers guests a private and tranquil space set within an elegant environment in the main tower of the building. With various brands beneath the Oakwood umbrella, this new property featuring both Oakwood Suites and Oakwood Studios brands will cater to varying stay preferences and is perfect for the seasoned, global traveller looking to explore Washington, D.C. while also enjoying comfort and privacy in a sophisticated setting; or local residents seeking a getaway within the capital city.
The property’s comprehensive amenities include a foyer lounge, library, social kitchen, fitness centre, as well as a charming event venue, Patterson Mansion. A versatile space with soaring ceilings and intricate design details complete with a built-in bar, Patterson Mansion is primed for intimate events or grand occasions for up to 100 guests, hosted in a private mansion to call your own. Offering true turnkey living, the fully furnished guestrooms offer guests all utilities, individual Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, curated social events and a resident mixologist. The property is also pet friendly, perfect for leisure or business travellers visiting the city with a pet in tow.