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BridgeStreet Worldwide Receives Gold Award for Best Serviced Apartment Company at the 2009 Buying Business Travel Awards
Friday, December 05, 2008
LONDON - BridgeStreet Worldwide, a leading international provider of serviced apartments, announced that it received the prestigious 2009 Gold Award in the category of Best Serviced Apartment Company at the Buying Business Travel Awards gala hosted by Buying Business Travel magazine, the leading business travel publication in the U.K. This is the third year the awards included the serviced apartment category, in recognition of the growing preference for this accommodation type as an alternative to conventional hotels for extended stays.

Stephen Hanton, managing director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and chief operating officer of BridgeStreet Worldwide said, "We are delighted to be recognised again by the readers of Buying Business Travel magazine, the awarding panel and most importantly our valued clients. Over the past 20 years, BridgeStreet Worldwide has shaped standards for serviced apartments in the United Kingdom."

Jo Layton, vice president sales and marketing for BridgeStreet's EMEA region added, "Many other providers watch us closely as we lead the industry. We are totally committed to maintaining the highest standards of product and service excellence, and it's very gratifying to have our international business model validated in this way."

Layton noted that BridgeStreet Worldwide has the largest inventory of serviced apartments in the U.K., with accommodations in more than 50 locations. "In 2008 we opened our prestigious property in Jersey, and we will continue our exponential growth within the U.K. and internationally in 2009 with the addition of new properties in Liverpool, Budapest, Dubai and Doha. We are also expanding throughout Britain and the European Union through the BridgeStreet Global Alliance, a network of selectively recruited serviced apartment providers that meet our stringent quality assurance metrics and operational standards."

Buying Business Travel is the U.K.'s leading travel business publication serving travel and meeting buyers, decision-makers and arrangers, in companies ranging from multi-national corporations to small and medium enterprises, providing news, product and destination information and technology updates.

The magazine's Buying Business Travel Awards are among the most coveted in the U.K. travel business community. Winners are selected annually by an exclusive panel of travel industry specialists and a variety of travel buyers representing the broad spectrum of travel sectors, with each candidate rated in a variety of categories. BridgeStreet's award was presented recently at the magazine's annual Awards Ball at London's Hurlingham Club.

BridgeStreet Worldwide is a leading international provider of serviced apartments. BridgeStreet and its Global Alliance Partners offer over 15,000 serviced apartments located throughout the United States and 50 cities internationally. An award winner both in the U.S. and Europe, 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 Serviced Apartments Easy, visit or call +44 (0) 20 7792 2222.