LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, has won the 2013 European Global Expatriate Management and Mobility Award – the EMMA – for "Corporate Housing Provider of the Year" in recognition of its comprehensive and customized approach to meeting customers' corporate housing needs. The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) honored Oakwood Worldwide on November 8 at a gala in London.
The "Corporate Housing Provider of the Year" award is presented to the organization that demonstrates excellence in global mobility, positively impacts client business priorities, and uses innovation and progressive methods to develop strong relationships with clients and partners. Oakwood Worldwide's submission centered on the efforts of its Global Client Services team, which brings together sales and client services functions to deliver strategic global solutions for the company's clients. The team employs a bevy of robust resources and tools that help them assess and meet client needs from initial consultation all the way through implementation to continuous improvement.
"This prestigious industry recognition demonstrates our commitment to developing and supporting collaborative, trusting relationships with our growing customer base around the world," said Ric Villarreal, president of Oakwood Worldwide. "We are very pleased to, once again, be recognized by the Forum for Expatriate Management with such a distinguished honor."
This is the third time in four years that Oakwood Worldwide has received this honor globally. The company was selected for this award from a stellar group of six other shortlisted nominees in the category. EMMA winners were chosen by a judging panel of some of the most respected global mobility professionals from different industries and regions around the world.
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.
SOURCE Oakwood Worldwide