Serviced apartment company Oakwood has become the first-ever corporate housing organisation to receive Agent Accreditation globally by the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP).

The accreditation programme is operated using the International Serviced Apartment Accreditation Process (ISAAP). The certification recognises Oakwood as an organisation with an emphasis on providing safety, security and duty of care to its clients.

The ISAAP accreditation comes after the company passed reviews conducted for each of its three regional offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA. Additionally, the certification took into account the quality of the company’s accommodations, customer service, privacy, comfort and overall value.

CEO Chris Ahearn commented: “Oakwood is proud to lead the way in becoming the first organisation to receive this prestigious certification on a global level. This accreditation assures current and future Oakwood customers across every global region that they are booking with a company that has been certified following a stringent, independently conducted review. It is a testament to the unrivalled commitment and services provided to every Oakwood guest, and we look forward to continued success in the rapidly growing furnished and serviced apartment marketplace.”

James Foice, chief executive of the ASAP, added: “I am delighted that Oakwood are such active supporters of our quality accreditation process, having chosen to participate in every market it serves… Our aspiration is to offer the consumer credible choices when it comes to booking serviced accommodation, and having global organisations such as Oakwood supporting and sharing our vision for greater visibility, transparency and safety in our sector is an enormous step forward.”

ASAP set up the ISAAP in 2015 as a global extension of its existing Quality Accreditation programme. The organisation also recently launched a directory of accredited properties.

oakwood.com; theasap.org.uk

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