Oakwood Awarded Six Contracts for Federal Travelers Requiring Extended Stay Lodging.Business Editors & Travel Writers
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 12, 2002
Firm Earns GSA's "Federal Premier Lodging Program" Award in New York New York, state, United States
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Oakwood Worldwide (www.oakwood.com) has announced that it has been awarded contracts in six metro areas This article is about the music production team. For the article about population centers, see metropolitan area.
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GSA award solicitations, which began in 2001, describe the program as follows: "FPLP contracts with multiple properties in high travel destinations to create guaranteed lodging room a room in which a person lodges, esp. a hired room.
See also: Lodging blocks at guaranteed rates for U.S. Government personnel on official business travel."
"We are honored for Oakwood to be selected as a lodging choice for U.S. government employees on extended stays," says Kathy Lane, national account manager for Oakwood Worldwide.
Oakwood was awarded six five-year contracts as an extended stay lodging award recipient in New York, Chicago, Denver, Portland, Seattle and the Washington, D.C. metro area (including Virginia and Maryland). An alternative to hotels for extended stays, Oakwood's fully-furnished apartments include all furniture, a complete kitchen, all linens plus telephone, home electronics, cable television and weekly housekeeping.
"We have been providing extended stay lodging to government employees for decades," says Lane, noting Oakwood's previous participation in other government temporary housing initiatives such as the Army Lodging Success Program. "We are always able to accommodate federal travelers with approved per diem per diem adj. or n. Latin for "per day," it is short for payment of daily expenses and/or fees of an employee or an agent. rates, both in cities where we have won awards as well as many other locations worldwide."
Each of the properties in GSA's Federal Premier Lodging Program, is required to have a quality assurance plan; a customer feedback plan; be listed on the Federal Emergency Management Agency The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the federal agency responsible for coordinating emergency planning, preparedness, risk reduction, response, and recovery. The agency works closely with state and local governments by funding emergency programs and providing technical fire safety list; meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Americans with Disabilities Act, U.S. civil-rights law, enacted 1990, that forbids discrimination of various sorts against persons with physical or mental handicaps. , and meet their city's building and safety codes. The quality of the property is one of the top selection criteria in the contract award process. For more information about the government's FPLP program, visit www.gsa.gov/fplp.
An example of an FPLP award winning property is Oakwood Arlington, located at 1550 Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia. This well-designed highrise offers superb furnished apartments in a central Arlington location, within walking distance of the Rosslyn Metro Station For the band, see .
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"Oakwood Arlington is just one of many locations worldwide we can offer the federal traveler," says Lane, who leads a customer service team focused solely on the needs of the U.S. Federal Government. "Guests can expect the same level of property and service from Oakwood whether they are visiting Washington, D.C, New York, Seattle or many other destinations."
For reservations for Oakwood's Federal Premier Lodging award properties or any other locations, please contact (toll-free in the U.S.): 888-268-9998 or www.oakwood.com.
Privately-held, Los Angeles-based Oakwood Worldwide is the leading global provider in extended-stay corporate housing and serviced apartments, with locations throughout the U.S., U.K. and Asia Pacific.