Dao by Dorsett Promotes Roy Liang to Vice President of Operations


Newly launched Asian Aparthotel Brand Opened in London and Singapore in 2022

Plans to Open New Properties Across Asian Cities Over the Next Two Years

Dao by Dorsett is delighted to announce the promotion of Roy Liang to Vice President of Operations. Based out of Singapore, Roy will head all Dao by Dorsett properties worldwide operationally as well as assist the owners in growing, developing and building the Dao by Dorsett brand and operational guidelines.








Conceived as a new hospitality paradigm for a new era, Dao by Dorsett (known as Dao) has been developed by leading Asia hotel group Dorsett Hospitality International, as an ‘aparthotel’ model where guests enjoy their own custom living space in 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 ‘道’ 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.

Roy Liang states: “I am thrilled to be promoted to VP of Operations for this new and exciting brand, and to able to assist in building something from its infancy stage. Here at Dao we really believe that the aparthotel model and its flexible, hybrid abilities can thrive in all types of scenarios – from both high street locations to non-core central locations; from corporate business travellers to new age digital nomads. We feel that this is a model for the future.”

The first Dao by Dorsett property to launch was Dao West London in June 2022 in the lively neighbourhood of Shepherd’s Bush, West London. This was promptly followed by the launch of Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore in August 2022, the group's first location in Asia.

Roy continues: “The first two Dao by Dorsett properties to launch this year are part of a strong pipeline including a number of properties in leading capitals of the world. We have plans to expand in Mainland China, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong and hopefully Australia in the next 2 years.”

Rebranded from Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore, Dao by Dorsett AMT Singapore 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.

As General Manager of Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore, Roy has first hand knowledge and understanding of the customer database and their needs: “Since our launch in August 2022, the property has remained at 85% occupancy and surpassed pre-Covid 2019 ADR by 50% increment. 

We have seen that apartment models has really shone better than a typical hotel room for both short and long term stays in the last year. Our 1 and 2 bedroom units come with an in-room washer and dryer, a dining table and full kitchenette. These facilities help the asset attract longer stay travellers and can also cater to high yielding short-stay families or group travel during peak periods- offering a service that traditional hotels can’t rival.”

Winnie Chiu, President of Dorsett Hospitality International, concludes: “Dao by Dorsett will show guests a new and modern way to travel with sustainability in mind from the onset. Whether you want to travel with your pets or bring your family, our aparthotel concept caters to these needs. We are thrilled to be able to promote talent like Roy into a global role for Dao by Dorsett.”

Roy Liang, as Vice President of Operations, Dao by Dorsett, will also continue his role as General Manager of Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore.

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 in 25 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: www.dorsett.com.

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