LOS ANGELES - September 26, 2013 - Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, recently enhanced its apartment portfolio in downtown Seattle. The furnished, corporate residences at the newly constructed Via6, a 24-story, mixed-use development, feature a unique set of retailers and hotel-like amenities.
Located at 2121 Sixth Avenue, where Belltown, Downtown Seattle and South Lake Union intersect, Via6 adds 36 furnished one- and two-bedroom apartments to the company's Seattle portfolio, which includes 500 apartments in more than 60 locations throughout the Seattle area. In addition to the property's Oakwood®-branded apartments, guests have the option of an ExecuStay®-branded apartment, which offers a higher level of amenities and stay points for Marriott Rewards® members.
"This property is especially appealing to business travelers staying for a month or longer," said Leslie O'Brien, vice president and general manager for Oakwood Worldwide. "Via6 offers the perfect mix for our customers - a spacious apartment, a thriving urban location and the energy and services you might expect to find at a hotel."
Via6 offers extended stay travelers amenities such as: concierge services, a fitness center and an indoor-outdoor pavilion. Pet relief areas, a resident theater and a gaming mezzanine round out some of Via6's special features. Unique to the building is acclaimed Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas' newest concept, Assembly Hall, which features a coffee shop, urban market and TanakaSan, an Asian American restaurant and bar. Portland-based Bishops Barbershop joins Via6 with its first Seattle location. Velo Bike Shop, ViaBike commuter cycling club and on-site Zipcars make life without a car attractive for Via6 residents. Moreover, the property is within walking distance to Lake Union Park, Pike Place Market, shopping, restaurants and public transportation.
The property, with its vertical neighborhood concept, boasts an atmosphere that is similar to a hotel and is fast becoming a hub for meeting and socializing. The air-conditioned apartments offer top-of-the-line features, including tall ceilings and large windows, space-expanding barn door-style room dividers, energy-efficient stainless steel appliances, cork and wood flooring as well as stone countertops in the kitchens. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the eco-friendly building features a rainwater collection system, clotheslines and bi-sorting trash and recycling chutes, making it an excellent choice for savvy travelers who want to lessen their impact on the environment.
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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.