Chief Editor Jan Yong checks into Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore and discovers it is so much more than just a luxurious serviced apartment.
Photography by Jan Yong and courtesy of Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore.
Space and accessibility are the biggest advantages of Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore serviced apartments. In space-scarce Singapore, space is king and Oakwood Premier has it in abundance. That in itself is pure luxury – coupled with luxurious furnishings and unbeatable views of the harbour (for some rooms), this should make it the most sought-after short-stay serviced accommodation in Singapore.
With unit sizes ranging between 30 – 98 sqm configured in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts, they should comfortably accommodate singles, couples and families on short stays of an average of one week and above. These units are especially popular with expatriates who have just arrived in Singapore and are looking for more permanent accommodation.
My one-bedroom apartment of exactly 54.9 sqm overlooks the harbour and I especially like the fact that even while I was in the bathroom, the view from the 26th floor is quite breathtaking. The living room size is just about nice with a huge Samsung TV and Bluetooth sound system while the bedroom is furnished with another Samsung TV, Samsung tablet and a Samsung mobile phone equipped with a specially curated Oakwood app which essentially behaves like an online concierge. You can even take the mobile phone with you anywhere. Panoramic views greet you from the living room and bedroom giving the illusion of even more space.
While the dining area occupies an unobtrusive corner, the fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to host a small dinner party – including a coffee maker, oven, refrigerator/freezer and even a 2-in-1 washer/dryer. The kitchen proved to be very useful in the middle of the night when I woke up hungry.
Even of grander proportions is the two-bedroom apartment – while everything is almost the same as the one-bedroom, the size is more than double or triple that of the smallest studio thus redefining luxury in the context of Singapore – think 70 – 98 sq metres. For someone accustomed to huge living spaces, I was suitably impressed.
The facilities are top-notch too – a beautiful large infinity swimming pool complete with a Jacuzzi, cabanas and sun loungers and a state-of-the-art fitness centre on the seventh floor. This floor also houses all the rest of the facilities such as the friendly reception, the executive boardroom which is fitted with some nifty equipment, and dining facilities such as the Se7enth Restaurant with its own Executive Chef.