|ARLINGTON, Va., October 7, 2003 — BridgeStreet Corporate Housing Worldwide, the leading international provider of corporate housing to business travelers, today announced that its Chicago office has received for the second consecutive year the prestigious CAMME Award from the Chicagoland Apartment Association (CAA). The award recognized BridgeStreet for having the “Best Corporate Housing Program” for 100-plus units within the Chicago apartment industry. The prize was presented at the association’s annual awards dinner recently at the Chicago Hilton and Towers in downtown Chicago.
Winners were selected by a group of more than 100 judges, who rated each candidate in a variety of categories, including marketing strategy, overall program design, services offered, implementation, results, professionalism, property design, how it reflects current consumer trends, and guest satisfaction.
“Chicago is a major business hub for international corporations, and being recognized for the second year in a row as the premier provider of quality corporate apartments in the region reflects well on our people and product,” said H. Lee Curtis, BridgeStreet president. “The corporate housing concept is becoming increasingly popular as companies look for cost-effective lodging alternatives in a slow-growth economic climate. Among international business travelers, BridgeStreet is a well-known and trusted name, and we have continued to build on that tradition of excellence.”
Themed “All that Jazz,” the CAA’s black tie event was attended by more than 1,400 people representing the management and staff from apartment communities and corporate housing companies throughout the Chicago area.
Opened in 2001, BridgeStreet Chicago offers business and leisure travelers one-, two- and three-bedroom, fully furnished apartments in more than 40 downtown and suburban locations, with flexible lease terms ranging from one week to a month or longer. In addition to its Chicago location, BridgeStreet currently has offices in 32 cities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, including 12 operated by its Licensed Global Partners.
BridgeStreet, together with Global Home Network, offers corporate apartments throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and 40 other countries around the world. BridgeStreet properties meet uncompromising standards of quality, comfort and service. BridgeStreet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Interstate Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: IHR), headquartered in Arlington, Va. For more information, visit www.bridgestreet.com.