Oakwood Asia Pacific Properties Win Serviced Apartment Awards 2016
SINGAPORE – MARCH 24, 2016 – Oakwood, which manages the finest serviced apartments for business and leisure travelers, bagged two awards at the inaugural Serviced Apartment Awards 2016 held recently in London.
Oakwood Premier Guangzhou won the Best Service Apartment Award while Oakwood Premier Incheon captured the Best Apart-Hotel Award at the Awards Ceremony held on 21 March.
Competing with all establishments globally, Oakwood was the only company that featured two winning properties, a fitting indication of the pedigree of the portfolio.
The two Oakwood properties won based on evidence of delivering a best-in-class guest experience; innovation in product, amenities and customer service; and evidence of staff and customer engagement, amongst other criteria.
In selecting Oakwood Premier Guangzhou for the Best Service Apartment Award, the judges had this to say, “Oakwood’s luxury-branded property is highly impressive, with a broad range of services and amenities, and tremendous guest feedback.” Of Oakwood Premier Incheon, the judges noted, ““The provision of activities and classes for guests is a great initiative which can add an experiential aspect to both corporate and leisure stays.”
Commenting on the awards, Dean Schreiber, managing director of Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd said, “We are thrilled to be recognized by the global service apartment industry. Oakwood takes great pride in our offerings and standards and strives to continually improve ourselves. These awards are further testimony to the quality of our accommodation offerings, and affirmation of our efforts. They are certainly rewarding for our associates, motivating them to continue onward to the pinnacle of service excellence.”
Serviced Apartment Awards were created for the purpose of recognizing excellence, and are the first and only dedicated awards created for and by the international serviced apartment, aparthotel, extended stay and short term rental industry. Organized by Serviced Apartment News, the awards are open to all serviced apartment operators, alliances, providers and suppliers worldwide. Entries were judged on clear evidence of achievement based on the judging criteria set, by a panel of independent judges formed by industry experts.
Piers Brown, CEO of International Hospitality Media, the parent company of Serviced Apartment News, said: “The awards are a great way of rewarding best practice in our industry, raising awareness of the exciting developments, innovative companies and dynamic individuals who make the serviced apartment and extended stay sector such a vibrant arena to work in.”