LOS ANGELES - October 24, 2013 - Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, announces the promotion of Martin Fluck to director of operations for the Oakwood®-branded serviced apartments in North Asia.
The announcement is part of the company's global strategy that is focused on providing greater operational effectiveness and in-region expertise. Fluck will report to PG Mathew, Oakwood managing director, and will manage operations in China, Japan and South Korea. A yet-to-be-named director will lead operations for South Asia, including India, Thailand and the Philippines. The new positions strengthen the company's ability to identify and pursue development opportunities throughout the region.
In this capacity, Fluck will strategically manage operational excellence for 15 of the Oakwood-branded serviced apartment properties. He will play a pivotal role in driving productivity, improving service quality and establishing strategic direction to achieve performance objectives.
With more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, Fluck has an outstanding record of accomplishment in operations and management, with extensive experience in Asia. Most recently, Fluck served as country manager for Japan, while at the same time serving as the general manager for Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown, the brand's flagship property in Japan.
In 2006, he was promoted to country manager, where he was responsible for seven properties in Japan. Fluck has twice been honored by Oakwood Worldwide as "General Manager of the Year" in recognition of his outstanding achievements in 2005 and 2011. He joined Oakwood Worldwide in 2001 as a general manager and successfully opened two properties in Tokyo - Oakwood Residence Aoyama and Oakwood Apartments Shirokane.
"During his tenure with Oakwood Worldwide, Martin has proved to be one of our most versatile and dynamic leaders," said Mathew. "With his wealth of experience and exceptional capabilities, we believe he is well-positioned to drive operational success and keep Oakwood at the forefront as we look to future developments in the region."
Prior to joining Oakwood Worldwide, Fluck served in various management positions with both Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. He is a graduate of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, an international hospitality management school in Switzerland. Fluck will be based in Japan.
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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. For more information, please visit www.oakwood.com and www.execustay.com.