Oakwood Unveils the Totally Redesigned Oakwood.com Website

Dec 06, 2004, 00:00 ET from Oakwood Worldwide

    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Finally, there's an extreme makeover
 out of Los Angeles that doesn't involve silicone, collagen, or liposuction.
 People around the globe will do a double take when they see the newly
 redesigned Oakwood.com, home to the most trusted name in corporate housing,
 Oakwood Worldwide.
     After 14 months and over a million dollars later, Oakwood is unveiling the
 new Oakwood.com, where guests can search for properties and initiate
 reservations the same way they would book a hotel online.
     "The new layout is much more attractive and easier to navigate," said Ric
 Villarreal, senior vice president of Oakwood Worldwide.  "We built the site so
 that anything a customer might look for is only three clicks or less away."
     Some new features at Oakwood.com include:
      *  A more powerful property search engine that allows customers to find
         apartments by location or date, anywhere in the world
      *  New Property Profiles system with an expanded property details section
         where users can get all the information they need on an apartment,
         from maps and floor plans to nearby restaurants, schools and services
      *  Enhanced "Book Now" feature that allows customers to reserve an
         apartment based on availability and instantly generates a confirmation
      *  Expanded company information, so users can easily find answers online
      *  Improved "Careers" section with an automated application process and
         the ability to post resumes online
     The navigation on the new Oakwood.com makes it effortless to use, with
 dedicated areas for Oakwood's special promotions and discounts, housing
 solutions for various needs, and in depth property searches where photos and
 detailed information can be viewed.  The website is built around an elegant
 and functional new design that makes finding a temporary place to stay the
 easiest it has ever been.
     At Oakwood, supplying the latest Internet technology is part of their
 commitment to making life and work seamless for customers, partners and
     About Oakwood Worldwide
     Founded in 1960, Oakwood Worldwide (www.oakwood.com) is the largest global
 provider of corporate housing and an innovative leader in apartment
 management.  The company manages a $2 billion portfolio, with locations
 throughout the U.S., the U.K. and Asia, encompassing more than
 20,000 furnished and unfurnished apartments.  Oakwood's award-winning
 properties are managed with a rich standard of quality, reliability and
 personal service.
      Press Contacts:
      Jessica Shih
      PH: 310.444.2574
      Asia Pacific
      Robert Philips
      PH: 65.6336.8300

SOURCE Oakwood Worldwide