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InformationWeek 500

InformationWeek 500

Oakwood Worldwide earned a spot on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the United States. Oakwood Worldwide placed on the list, in the Hospitality and Travel category, for developing its innovative Global Technology Platform. View Press Release.

Nationwide Relocating Employee Survey

Oakwood Worldwide has received top category honors in the 2013 Nationwide Relocating Employee Survey© conducted by Trippel Survey & Research LLC.  Out of all temporary housing providers surveyed, Oakwood Worldwide received the highest performance score based on "overall level of service satisfaction." This is the company's second consecutive year receiving recognition as a top performer in this survey. View Press Release.

The Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs)

EMMAs Winner 2013

The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) has recognized Oakwood Worldwide with the European Expatriate Management and Mobility Award (EMMA) for Corporate Housing Provider of the Year. The company was selected for its comprehensive and customized approach to meeting its customers' corporate housing needs. View Press Release

The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) has recognized Oakwood Worldwide as "Runner-Up" in the Corporate Housing Provider of the Year category for the 2013 Americas EMMAs. Oakwood Worldwide received this honor for its comprehensive and customized approach to meeting customers' corporate housing needs through its Global Client Services team.

Oakwood was honored to receive a "Runner-Up" in the category Best Vendor Partnership at the 2012 European EMMA awards for its partnership with Abercrombie & Fitch.

The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) recognized Oakwood with the Global Expatriate Management and Mobility Award (EMMA) for Corporate Housing Provider of the Year for the second year in a row. The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) selected Oakwood for its Business Continuity and Emergency Housing Plan, which successfully helped several Fortune 500 and large international clients handle emergency housing needs during recent crises and natural disasters. View Press Release.

The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) recognized Oakwood as Corporate Housing Provider of the Year with the first-ever EMMA Award for Excellence in Global Mobility. More than 240 nominations were submitted in 15 different categories from global mobility professionals around the world in the hope of receiving this prestigious award. View Press Release.

Cartus Global Network

Cartus is the leader in providing relocation and related services to the private and public sectors, worldwide. Oakwood is honored to have been recognized multiple times by Cartus at its annual Global Network Conference, where it celebrates companies that have consistently delivered exceptional service to Cartus and its customers.

Oakwood Worldwide received both the Commitment to Excellence Gold and Silver Supplier Innovation Awards for the second year in a row. Presented at the Cartus Global Network Conference, the Commitment to Excellence Gold Award recognizes extraordinary service. Oakwood Worldwide was also recognized for innovation for Echosign by Adobe®, a system 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. View Press Release.

Oakwood received the Commitment to Excellence Gold Award for its exceptional service results. This award is presented at the Global Network Conference to service providers who have distinguished themselves by achieving critical performance metrics. In addition, Oakwood Worldwide was presented with a Silver Supplier Innovation Award either significant cost savings and/or increases in service results to Cartus customers. Oakwood Worldwide was also one of five companies in the 'home related category' nominated for the Cartus Masters Cup.

Oakwood received two distinct honors at the 2008 Global Network Conference. The Delivering More Award was presented to Oakwood for consistently going above and beyond, and distinguishing itself from other providers in the way we assist Cartus customers and clients.

Oakwood was also awarded the Gold Level Supplier Innovation Award for developing a solution that resulted in significant cost savings and/or increases in service results to Cartus clients and customers.


Oakwood has received its first-ever International Mobility Vendor of the Year award from BP. This honor is given to the supplier who consistently meets BP's requirements for providing the highest level of quality to the company's nearly 140 international mobility advisors. Oakwood was selected for this award because in addition to assisting BP with housing ex-pats returning from all over the world, Oakwood's global team worked through the challenges of providing BP serviced apartment offerings in London during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

World Travel Awards

Oakwood was awarded Asia's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand at the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean regions – the first year for this category. The WTA awards programme, hailed as the 'Oscars of the travel industry' by the global media, highlights and rewards those travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry over the past year.

Corporate Housing Providers Association

The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA)—the only trade association dedicated to the corporate housing industry—has honored Oakwood on a number of occasions.

In 2008, Oakwood won the coveted Tower of Excellence Award in the Most Creative Marketing, Large Provider category for the second consecutive year. The CHPA's Most Creative Marketing Award recognizes an outstanding marketing program or concept that had a measurable impact on the organization.

The Stevie Awards® for Sales & Customer Service

In 2010, the 4th Annual Stevie® Awards—one of the world's most coveted business awards (Stevie is taken from the name Stephen, which is derived from the Greek word for "crowned.") honored Oakwood in two sales and customer service categories: for having created the Hiring and Recruiting Program of the Year, and for developing the Sales Process of the Year—our Sales Playbook.

Oakwood was also a finalist in the following Stevie award categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Government Sales Team of the Year
  • Sales Compensation or Incentive Program of the Year
  • Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year

Training Magazine's Top 125

In 2009, for the third consecutive year, Oakwood was named one of Training magazine's Top 125 Training Companies. In 2008, we advanced 20 spots over the two previous years—2006 and 2007—leading in areas of technology, training, and innovation.

Training magazine is a leading resource for information on issues involving management, human resources, and employee training practices and needs. As part of the Top 125, Oakwood joins some of the most-respected companies in the world, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Verizon Wireless, Microsoft Corporation and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu—all of which have been recognized over the course of many years for their commitment to training.


Oakwood Apartments Shinjuku Tokyo achieved a Top 10 ranking in the 2009 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards in the categories of the "Best Hidden Gems-Asia" and "Best in the Top 25 World Cities." Winners are selected based on millions of real, unbiased reviews and opinions about hotels on TripAdvisor.com? and content from across the Web.

Korea Times

Oakwood Premier Coex Center in Seoul was honored with the Korea Times' Best Brand: Serviced Residence Award for seven consecutive years, 2002 to 2008.

China Hotel Starlight Awards

Oakwood Residence Hangzhou was honored as the "Best Hotel Apartment in China" by the China Hotel Starlight Awards, held during the 2009 Asia Hotel Forum.

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