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|BridgeStreet Worldwide Unveils Totally Revamped Web Site
Enhanced BridgeStreet.com Another Step in
|Tuesday, June 21, 2005
|ARLINGTON, Va., June 21, 2005 - BridgeStreet Worldwide, a leading international provider of corporate housing, today unveiled a new Web site for business and leisure travelers. The revamped site is designed to make researching and booking reservations at BridgeStreet's international network of more than 8,700 corporate apartments in some 91 metropolitan markets the easiest in the corporate housing industry.
Robust searching of properties and metropolitan areas, detailed property descriptions, and helpful local area information have all been upgraded on BridgeStreet's new Web site release. Consumers now are able to search for properties by city, state or within miles or kilometers of a postal code; check for special discounts and promotions; and obtain maps and driving directions. There also is an educational section for visitors unfamiliar with corporate housing that details its advantages over conventional hotels, including more space, better rates, resort-like amenities and fully outfitted kitchens.
"This new Web site launch represents BridgeStreet's continued commitment to becoming the easiest corporate housing company to do business with," said Jon Wohlfert, senior vice president of sales and marketing at BridgeStreet. "Compared to our original Web site, we have greatly enhanced our search functionality, allowing visitors to more easily find and reserve accommodations within specific communities or within a geographic area. We've also increased the amount of information on communities and destinations which ultimately helps our guests make more informed decisions about their accommodations choices. Our goal was to make our site as information-rich and user-friendly as possible.
"Going forward, we plan to continue expanding our site with additional functionality. In the coming months we plan to roll out a suite of technology that further supports our mission of streamlining and simplifying the corporate housing experience for our guests and clients.
"The significant increase in Web site visitors we have seen so far this year and the fact that nearly one-third of U.S. travel in 2005 will be booked online indicates that more and more of our guests are doing their travel research online," Wohlfert added. "With this new Web site, our guests will have more information at their fingertips and be able to book easier and faster."
BridgeStreet Worldwide, a subsidiary of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, is one of the world's largest Corporate Housing providers. BridgeStreet and its network of Global Partners offer more than 8,700 corporate apartments located in 91 MSAs throughout the United States and internationally. BridgeStreet properties meet uncompromising standards of quality, comfort and service. For more information about the company or to learn more about how BridgeStreet is Making Corporate Housing Easy, visit http://www.bridgestreet.com or call 1-800-BSTREET.