Oakwood Worldwide® Wins Multiple Awards at Cartus 2013 Global Network Conference
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OAKWOOD WORLDWIDE® Wins Multiple Awards at Cartus 2013 Global Network Conference
Corporate Housing Provider Makes Signing Leases Easier for Busy Business Travelers
LOS ANGELES - November 1, 2013 - Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, was honored for outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation's 2013 Global Network Conference held October 21-23 in Dallas, Tex. Cartus Global Network is Cartus' industry-leading worldwide service provider network. Each year, Cartus recognizes the companies and individuals in the Network who have provided extraordinary service to its customers and clients worldwide.
Oakwood Worldwide was named winner of the Global Network Commitment to Excellence Gold Award for its exceptional service results. This award recognizes a supplier's measurable commitment to excellence and is presented to Global Network service providers who have distinguished themselves by achieving critical performance metrics.
"Service providers such as Oakwood Worldwide make it a best practice to go above and beyond for our customers and our company, while at the same time demonstrating unparalleled dedication and performance," said Pat DeDonato, vice president, Real Estate Services and Supply Chain Management. "As a vital component of the Cartus team, our Global Network providers work tirelessly to minimize the stress that our customers feel when they are faced with important life decisions like relocating. These awards acknowledge the superb work ethic, professionalism and innovative solutions that our suppliers routinely provide."
Oakwood Worldwide also won the Global Network Silver Supplier Innovation Award. This award is presented to a supplier whose application demonstrated either significant cost savings and/or increases in service results to Cartus clients or customers.
Oakwood Worldwide's innovation was the implementation of Echosign by Adobe®, which centralizes and automates all guest paperwork, including leases, with easy access via smartphones and tablets. This technology reduces the average time to complete and return a lease from three days to 24 hours.
"An invitation to join Cartus' Global Network is a notable honor because the program's criteria and performance standards are so rigorous," said Ric Villarreal, president, Oakwood Worldwide. "We are grateful to have received this prestigious designation, which further enhances our commitment to world-class service."
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About Oakwood Worldwide
Oakwood Worldwide®, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is the leading provider of corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions through its two well-known brands, Oakwood® and ExecuStay®. Both brands provide move-in-ready furnished housing designed to meet the needs of business travelers on long- and short-term assignments. Oakwood® has access to the largest selection of housing options and a presence in all 50 United States and more than 55 countries. ExecuStay is the preferred corporate housing partner of Marriott® International and is the only corporate housing brand where guests can earn Marriott Rewards® points for stays at any ExecuStay location in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.oakwood.com and www.execustay.com.