WASHINGTON, D.C., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating an astounding year of company accomplishments, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality was named "Best International Operator" for 2017. The distinction, provided by Serviced Apartment News, are the first and only dedicated awards created for and by the international serviced apartment, aparthotel, extended stay and short term rental industry. These prestigious awards are open to all serviced apartment operators, alliances, providers and suppliers worldwide; recognizing excellence at corporate and individual levels.
"It is a tremendous honor," said President and CEO, Sean Worker, "Our team is distinguished by their exceptional dedication and skill. This award is a testament to their efforts and the amazing accomplishments we've achieved this year."
In an outstanding year of development, BridgeStreet launched the industry's first OTA for business travel, and the first student housing solution from a serviced apartment provider, called LINK. Both accomplishments, alongside BridgeStreet's global reputation for service excellence, were considered by the panel of judges.
"BridgeStreet has shown it has true global reach and offers a full range of product for its various client groups. It is a natural innovator and clearly demonstrated this through both the technology and the client-specific solutions it offers." Jon Bolger, Group Travel Procurement Director, CapitaPLC.
Built for Business: The Industry's First Channel, OTA
The new BridgeStreet.com now connects the sharing economy with the extended-stay travel market. The site has become a unifying step that instantly democratizes the alternative accommodation world – bringing material improvements in revenue and supply, and providing the industry with much needed transparency.
BridgeStreet.com addresses the business travel manager's need for trust, choice, transparency, and the assurance that every stay is guaranteed. For corporations located around the globe with needs as wide ranging as short-stay business travel, relocation, project driven travel, and intern groups, this channel has become the single, most impactful tool available for generating value and increasing efficiency while providing peace of mind and duty of care.
LINK: Progressive Solutions for Student Living
In addition to launching the first OTA, BridgeStreet also introduced LINK – a progressive solution for student housing. LINK will debut this year with a large national education provider, applying over 20 years of guest experience to the student housing sector. LINK marries excellence in education and serviced apartments into a cohesive living experience that will equip students with the tools needed to succeed at school and beyond.
BridgeStreet has been an enthusiastic disruptor of the extended-stay hospitality experience, sweeping away the outdated, one-size-fits-all mindset of traditional extended-stay category. Their mission has been to allow travelers of all kinds to live locally while traveling globally, and with its broad portfolio of homes and serviced apartments around the world—and its commitment to duty of care—it remains the market leader in bringing choice, control, flexibility, and the assurance of peace of mind to extended stay experiences.
"BridgeStreet's consistent and dedicated approach to improving the guest experience is pushing our industry forward,' Paul Rands, Vice President Development EMEA, at BridgeStreet added. "Technology and innovative thinking are hallmarks of BridgeStreet and we're delighted to be recognized by our peers with such an amazing award."
For more information on BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, visit www.bridgestreet.com or call 1(800) 278-7338 / +44 (0) 20 7792 2222.
About BridgeStreet Global Hospitality
With more than 60,000 apartments in over 65 countries, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality – comprised of six unique brands – is the leading hospitality solution offering serviced apartment experiences for travelers seeking an alternative to typical hotel accommodations. BridgeStreet's family of brands includes six-star Exclusive, five-star Residences, four-star Mode Aparthotel and Living, three-star Places and two-star Stüdyo offering the convenience of apartment living with a variety of service packages to offer each guest options based on location, price point and individual needs. Widely recognized for uncompromising standards of quality, comfort and service, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality is a renowned award winner in both the Americas and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). For more information on BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, please visit bridgestreet.com or call 800 278 7338/ +44 (0) 20 7792 2222.
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