Oakwood Worldwide® Expands Oakwood Brand Franchise Network
Suite Options to Exclusively Manage
Company’s Midwest Operations
LOS ANGELES – August 6, 2014 – Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, recently expanded its relationship with Suite Options, an award-winning ExecuStay® franchisee, by signing the company as its second Oakwood® brand franchisee. Suite Options, a Transitions Group company, based in Wichita, Kansas, will now exclusively manage the Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska markets for Oakwood Worldwide under both the Oakwood and ExecuStay brands, helping the company expand its property offerings to meet ever-evolving customer needs.
“We are broadening our partnership with Suite Options because of their in-depth market knowledge, outstanding service capabilities and commitment to excellence,” Ric Villarreal, president of Oakwood Worldwide, said. “Working with Suite Options ensures we maintain an unmatched presence throughout the Midwest and better enables us to service our clients and guests with the consistent quality standards and local market expertise they expect.”
Oakwood Worldwide’s relationships with franchisees and suppliers are an important part of the company’s strategy to expand in key markets, enabling Oakwood Worldwide to offer more corporate and serviced apartment options in the United States, as well as in established and emerging markets around the globe.
“It is exciting to continue to build on our relationship with an industry leader like Oakwood Worldwide,” Piper Ayala, vice president of Suite Options, said. “We’re thrilled to leverage our expertise in the corporate housing industry to advance our business and further strengthen our position in the marketplace.”
Suite Options is also an ExecuStay franchisee for Oakwood Worldwide in a number of other markets, including Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Little Rock, Oklahoma City and Mobile.
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About Suite Options
The Transitions Group, Inc. is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas and is the umbrella company for ExecuStay Midwest, Furniture Options and Abode Venue. Transitions Group also has offices in Kansas City, Des Moines, Omaha, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Dallas, Houston, Austin and St. Louis. Transitions Group started in 1985 with the founding of Furniture Options, a furniture rental company providing complete furniture packages for people in transition. The company entered the temporary housing industry in Fall 1990 with the founding of Suite Options Corporate Housing, and in 2004 Suite Options became the largest ExecuStay franchise providing a variety of custom housing solutions that enhance and preserve client resources and goals. Abode Venue opened in Wichita in 2010 and is an award-winning facility for weddings, receptions and business meetings. Transitions Group is an industry leader and provides great opportunities for the personal & professional growth of its team members, including offering an employee stock ownership plan that provides employees with an ownership interest in the company. The Transitions Group continually demonstrates an exceptional level of commitment and service to its customers, employee owners, business partners and community.
About Oakwood Worldwide
Oakwood Worldwide is the premier provider of corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions through its well known brands, Oakwood, ExecuStay and Insurance Housing Solutions?. With a presence in all 50 United States and more than 85 countries, the company provides move-in-ready furnished accommodations to meet the needs of global organizations and business travelers alike. Oakwood Worldwide is based in Los Angeles with a Worldwide Sales and Service Center in Phoenix and regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Toronto. For more information, please visit OakwoodWorldwide.com.