Hotel Review: Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad in India
Known for it’s refined culture, fine cuisine and sophisticated demeanor, Hyderabad is often referred to as the city of pearls or the city of the Nizams. A steady rise in the number of long staying business travellers has given rise to the service apartment industry which provides an ideal mix of home comfort and five star hospitality.
The US-based hospitality chain Oakwood launched Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad in the IT hub of Gachibowli in 2015. A 55-year-old provider of corporate housing and serviced apartment Solutions Company based in Los Angeles, this service apartment is the brand of Oakwood Worldwide.
The project was launched in partnership with the Kapil Group and has 158 apartments. Located about a 40 minute drive from Hyderabad airport, it is well-connected to the city’s corporate hubs of Hitec City, shopping arcades, heritage sites and commercial destinations.
Besides being the first serviced apartment operated by an international brand, Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad is also the only serviced apartment to have fully equipped western style kitchens.
It offers spacious duplex apartments in the city and is the only property in Hyderabad with pet-friendly policies. This time on my visit I was put up in one of their duplex apartments, a spacious two storey apartment which is designed aesthetically.
Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad provides spacious residence units containing facilities and amenities such as fully equipped kitchens including full size refrigerator, home entertainment system including 48” LED TV, high speed internet connections, washer and dryer all supported with 24-hour customer service and security including CCTV surveillance.
Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad positions itself as the first-of-its-kind for longer stays in Hyderabad and provides all the amenities necessary for a short stay. Apart from catering to families and relocation agents looking for an extended stay, Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad is also built to serve majority of short-let clients who come from the corporate world and are looking for short to medium-term accommodation as well as those attending conferences, exhibitions and trade shows.
Hoshang Garivala, General Manager, told me: “When away from home it is the small things that matter! Our focus is on little conveniences, large spaces and memorable moments, to offer the warmth and comfort of home to our guests. At the Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad our apartments are equipped with fully functional kitchens, a ‘personal chef’ to cook your favourite meal whenever required and friendly arms to take care of your pets – all adding a personal touch to your stay.”
While at Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad, one can dine at Oakleaf Restaurant & Bar, a multi-cuisine restaurant with a lounge style seating set up. It offers extensive conference and banquet facilities with a separate floor dedicated for service.
Leisure facilities include the indoor swimming pool, guest activities on regular basis and a fully equipped fitness center. The indoor swimming pool is a unique feature of the property.
Oakwood Residence’s signature restaurant, Oakleaf, is an all-day dining restaurant and provides a comfortable naturally lit ambience appropriate for casual dining, evening coffees and formal meetings.
Executive chef Brijesh Kumar said: “We offer an excellent selection of dishes made from natural and fresh seasonal ingredients. Our menu includes international gourmet classics, Asian favorites and a variety of healthy options.”
Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad also has an indoor pool with seating by its side which can be used during any hour of the day for some drinks or coffee.
The Oak, a pillar less banquet hall is spread across 3354 sq. ft. and can be divided into four individual sections. With an exclusive prefunction area, it has the capacity to accommodate 250 guests in a range of set ups from small meetings and large conferences to product launches, private parties and social functions. Elegantly designed with floor to ceiling glass windows, the banquet and meeting spaces brim with abundant natural light. The meeting spaces are furnished with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, video conferencing solutions, high speed internet access, secretarial services and other modern amenities.
A stay at Oakwood Residences Kapil Hyderabad is ideal whether one is traveling to the city of Nizams for work or pleasure. The well trained staff and facilities in the apartments ensure comfort and ease that travelers usually look for while selecting a service apartment or a hotel.
Address: Survey No. 115/1, Kapil Towers, IT Park, Nanakramguda, Financial District, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana 500032, India
Phone: +91 40 6635 9999