Bed Wars Are for Hotels

In the new Oakwood Signature Apartment, founder Howard Ruby takes guests on a

personal safari through breathtaking photographs

May 02, 2005, 01:00 ET from Oakwood Worldwide

    LOS ANGELES, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- If a picture says a thousand words,
 then these walls have very long conversations.
     This June, while hotels are battling over their beds, Oakwood Worldwide
 will present the next generation of comfort in corporate housing with its
 Oakwood Signature Apartment. These luxurious apartments feature not only the
 Oakwood Dream Bed, which rivals those of top hotels, but also upgraded home
 furnishings and one-of-a-kind art photographed by the company's own founder
 and chairman, Howard Ruby.
     Armed with a thirst for adventure and the latest digital technology, Ruby
 traveled the globe from Alaska to Africa, capturing enthralling images on many
 of his journeys. The result was a series of stunning and unique museum-quality
 photographs. The images range from a majestic landscape view of Mount McKinley
 to a sweeping aerial shot of the Skeleton Coast of Namibia.
     "Howard has a real eye and passion for photography," says Steve Selcer,
 senior vice president of Home Services and CFO. "He hand-selected the
 photographs that will adorn the walls within the Oakwood Signature Apartment.
 While each framed photograph gives the apartments a distinct sense of style
 and warmth, what is truly impressive is that they share with guests a part of
     This rare example of a company founder sharing his personal experiences
 with his guests is just one element that makes the Oakwood Signature Apartment
 a standout. Another is the Oakwood Dream Bed. Offering a restful night's
 sleep, the Oakwood Dream Bed includes four pillows; down blanket; lush duvet;
 box-stitched, comfort-enhancing pillow-topper; a signature 'Oakwood'
 decorative pillow; and high thread-count sheets.
     "The Oakwood Dream Bed is an incredibly pampering treat," says Selcer.
 "The attention to detail and sheer comfort of our bed rivals any
 top-of-the-line hotel's."
     The Oakwood Signature Apartment features:
     *  The Oakwood Dream Bed
     *  Stunning original photography
     *  Television in every bedroom
     *  New designer accessories and tableware
     Unlike ordinary hotel rooms, Oakwood apartments also have an inviting,
 home-like feel and a lot more space to relax and unwind making it perfect for
 extended stay business travelers, relocating employees, entertainment industry
 clients and others seeking a spacious and cost-saving alternative to hotels.
 Everything is included in an Oakwood furnished rental, from designer furniture
 to home electronics to all utilities. Partnered with world-class service and
 amenities, Oakwood maintains its earned reputation as "the most trusted name
 in corporate housing worldwide."
     About Oakwood Worldwide
     Founded in 1960, Oakwood Worldwide ( is the largest
 global provider of corporate housing/serviced apartments. The company has
 locations throughout the U.S., the U.K. and Asia Pacific.

SOURCE Oakwood Worldwide