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Commonwealth Corporates is Top Franchise Honoree at Marriott ExecuStay Conference

Date: 12/8/2011


Sharron Saunders
Marriott ExecuStay

Commonwealth Corporates is Top Franchise Honoree at Marriott ExecuStay Conference

Temporary Housing Companies Honored for Exceptional Hospitality Service                                  

Bethesda, Md.  December 8, 2011 – Marriott ExecuStay® (http://www.ExecuStay.com), a leader in furnished apartments, temporary housing, and corporate apartments, honored its top franchisees for 2011 at its ninth annual franchisee conference held November 6-8, 2011 at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Marco Island, Fla. The brand's Richmond, Va.-based franchisee, Commonwealth Corporates was a standout and winner of numerous awards.

Commonwealth Corporates won the highest honor Marriott presents to its owners and franchise partners - the coveted Partnership Circle award. Sarah Everhart, Commonwealth Corporates franchise owner accepted the award which is presented to the organization that most exemplifies Marriott's vision of hospitality.

“Our Richmond franchise partner has had a banner year," said Adam Sherer, vice president of Marriott ExecuStay." They've grown market share, surpassed all of their business goals, and with the Partnership Circle award, they have truly raised the bar - we're so proud to have them in our Marriott ExecuStay family."

Commonwealth Corporates took home multiple awards, winning the Customer Service Excellence award for highest guest satisfaction Move-in and Move-out scores. They also shared an award for highest score in apartment readiness across the system with Columbus, Ohio-based franchisee, American Heartland. Each of these awards is given for outstanding performance and dedication to customer service satisfaction.  

For the second year in a row, for outstanding achievement in key sales indicators, Commonwealth Corporates was awarded the Sales Performance award. They also were awarded, for the third year in a row, the Cross-Market Excellence award for highest level of referrals - an award they shared with franchisees American Heartland, Mainsail Housing of Tampa, Fla. and Suite Options of Wichita, Kan. Mainsail Housing was also honored with the inaugural award for excellence in maximizing Marriott's reservation system and electronic distribution channels.

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Marriott ExecuStay®, the 2010 Company of the Year by the Corporate Housing Providers Association, offers guests of 30 days or more the spaciousness and privacy of a furnished apartment found in more than 700 locations in the United States.  Monthly rates include utilities, cable, free wireless and high-speed Internet access, and 24/7 customer service.  Apartments are furnished to order, with Elite Dreamer® bedding, television, DVD player, full kitchen including essential cookware, bath linens and laundry facilities.  Guests can enjoy the added benefit of earning Marriott Rewards® points, the company’s award-winning frequent travel program.  In addition, the ExecuStay Insurance Housing Solutions division provides temporary housing for those impacted by unforeseen events.  Marriott ExecuStay is part of Marriott International’s extended-stay lodging portfolio, which also includes Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Marriott Executive Apartments. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at ExecuStay.com or view an apartment online at www.ExecuStay.com/videotour

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Commonwealth Corporates is Top Franchise Honoree at Marriott ExecuStay Conference