Introducing Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore

August 25, 2022

[August 022] Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore is a new aparthotel concept celebrating the creativity and diversity of Singapore. Representing an exciting new hospitality approach for a new era of travel, the property is the group's first location in Asia. Rebranded from Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore, the hotel is located at OUE Downtown in Singapore's vibrant business district.

Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore is a new aparthotel concept celebrating the creativity and diversity of Singapore. Representing an exciting new hospitality approach for a new era of travel, the property is the group's first location in Asia. Rebranded from Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore, the hotel is located at OUE Downtown in Singapore's vibrant business district.

Socially and locally driven, its ‘aparthotel’ model lets guests enjoy their own custom living space in 268 fully serviced apartments alongside multiple touchpoints to interact with their local environment.

Translating into English as ‘the way’, Dao by Dorsett is inspired by the Chinese word ‘’ and the belief that every person, and every traveller, should be able to create their own path towards harmony. Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore will allow guests to ‘live your way, anywhere ’through the brand’s three attributes: Harmonious, Custom-Fit and Social.

Upon arrival, guests will immediately be immersed in Dao by Dorsett’s Harmonious approach to check-in by being invited to visit the custom-built Dao Plant Library presented by The Botanist & Her Thieves. Developed for both first-time plant parents and green-fingered connoisseurs, guests can adopt their own houseplant to look after during their stay. They will have the opportunity to learn about their chosen plant, and care tips from Singaporean-founded The Botanist & Her Thieves, who have a mission to make houseplants accessible and enjoyable for all.

Dao by Dorsett has established carefully curated collaborations to empower guests with choice and flexibility throughout their stay. Guests can Custom-Fit their stay to suit their preferences, whether it’s booking a wellness suite, opting for pet-friendly amenities in-room or a playtime set-up for younger guests, or ordering tailored fresh produce boxes to cook in-room. All guest experiences are in collaboration with specially curated local partners, chosen to showcase the best of Singapore.

The hotel is Social, looking to create a community which celebrates local brands and emerging talent while offering guests a chance to make genuine connections with the city. This begins with an introduction to the local art scene through a collaboration with Wasuka Art who are curating a botanical art programme to complement the plant library. Food and beverage partnerships include a collaboration with Green Common who have created a plant-based menu for the property's in-house restaurant, Collective, and a partnership with Singapore’s first fully-fledged distillery, Brass Lion Distillery. A further exciting element will include a new sky bar concept, coming to the outdoor deck by the end of2022.

Winnie Chiu, Dorsett Hospitality International President, commented: "Dao translates into English as ‘the way’ and emphasises how our Dao by Dorsett hotels will pave the way in letting our independent, dynamic guests explore the community and immerse themselves in the local area. The extensive range of partnerships we have in our first Asian property, in Singapore, are testament to our belief in this approach.

The value of connections in life is more priceless than ever, so by offering a longer-stay option with thoughtful services and amenities, our guests will be able to maximise their time reconnecting with friends, loved ones and the local community when they travel as the world continues to work together towards recovery!”

Developed by leading Asia hotel group Dorsett Hospitality International, Dao by Dorsett offers a new and thoughtful way to travel.


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A full list of partnerships and offerings for guests can be found in the Appendix below.

Appendix: Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore Partnerships & Guest Experience


The Botanist and Her Thieves

The Botanist and Her Thieves have developed a custom-design plant library for Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore, which is located on level 7 in the lobby. Upon check-in, guests are able to adopt a plant of their choice to care for during their stay – each plant comes with care instructions from The Botanist and Her Thieves.  


With sustainability at its core, Dao by Dorsett will be the first hotel group to feature premium bathroom amenities from vegan-friendly beauty brand Abyssian. Housed in 100% infinitely-recyclable and refillable aluminium bottles, the products are made with environmentally friendly, clean and conscious ingredients.


Long-stay guests will receive a new BRITA water filter upon arrival to use with a BRITA Water Filter Jug set-up in their room, in an effort to reduce single-use plastic water bottles.

The Bloom Box

The Bloom Box are the go-to florist for guest gifting for special occasions and will also be offering flower arranging workshops for guests, as well as specially curated workshops to teach guest show to make their own bloom boxes.  


Green Common

Green Common, Asia’s leading plant-based product innovation brand, was enlisted to develop a signature plant-based menu for Collective, the in-house restaurant at Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore.

Brass Lion

Brass Lion have come onboard as a local spirits supplier partner who will also offer cocktail making tours for guests.

Absolute Cycle

Absolute Cycle have collaborated with Dao to offer complimentary trial classes for guests at their studio, and will also bring the studio to the hotel room, at their request. Bikes can be delivered to each room along with a wide variety of on-demand classes.

Haus Athletics

Haus Atheltics are offering complimentary trial classes for guests.

Boulder Movement

Boulder Movement are offering complimentary trial classes for guests.


Avo & Co

Local fresh produce company, Avo & Co, collaborated with Dao to offer a range of seasonal fresh produce boxes for guests looking to cook their own meals. Boxes range from regular fruit and vegetable kits to themed produce collections such as an Asian Cuisine Box, Bread and Butter Box and much more.

Pet amenities

The property offers specially designed packages and services for pets. Comfortable beds, treats, toys and bowls are all on offer to guarantee a seamless stay for animal friends.

Playtime set-ups for children

Families can opt for themed in-room packages including a Tea Party set-up or Safari Adventure, which includes a teepee tent, cushions and a set of toys for little guests to bring home.

Wellness Library

Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore offers a range of self-care packs in its Wellness Library. Guests can request for fitness equipment like dumbells, yoga mats or spin bikes as well as in-room spa accessories like a sweat blanket and LED red light therapy.

For more information, please contact Companion Communications:

Caroline Pitt – Singapore & Malaysia

Sneha Rupani – Singapore & Malaysia

Dominique Backhouse – Hong Kong

June Heung – Hong Kong

About Dorsett Hospitality International

Dorsett Hospitality International is one of Asia’s fastest-growing hotel groups. As a Hong Kong hospitality brand, we are proud to have an international footprint in25 major cities worldwide with a total of 54 properties with our strategic partners TWH and AGORA Hospitality Group, including Dorsett Hospitality International’s 4 core brands: Dorsett Hotels & Resorts, Dao by Dorsett,d.Collection, and Silka, each with their own distinct identity and offerings to cater to diverse travel needs. Since the group’s establishment in Hong Kong in January 2007, we have grown by leaps and bounds with hotels across China, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Continental Europe; more properties are planned in the development pipeline. For more information on Dorsett Hospitality International, visit:

About AMTD Assets Alpha Group

AMTD Assets Alpha Group is the real estate arm of AMTD Group, focusing and specialising inhospitality and lifestyle concepts globally. AMTD Assets Alpha offers a customer-centric VIP members approach for its business portfolio in the following key areas comprising stylish hotels and serviced apartments, property rental, food and beverage, and club membership services across major cities globally.