The Corporate Housing Providers Association held its highly-anticipated annual awards event last month to recognize and honor companies who have achieved marked industry success throughout the past year. This year’s event was held in a virtual ceremony where more than 250 corporate housing professionals gathered online for the award announcements.
For the second consecutive year, Preferred Corporate Housing was named as the Corporate Housing Providers Association “Company of the Year – Large Provider.” Samantha Elliott, President of PCH accepted the award and later shared the following comments. “This was such an unexpected win!” Said Elliott. “It is extremely rare for the same company to receive this honor two years in a row, and with the unprecedented events of 2020, this award truly validates all the amazing work our team put in to ensuring our service never waivered.”
As the award presentation continued, PCH was honored once again by receiving “Innovation of the Year” recognition, the pinnacle award of the event.
This award is given to one provider company to recognize significant progress in innovative advancements related to the corporate housing industry. This often includes new products, technology, process improvements, software or other innovations which solve current industry challenges.
Referencing Preferred Corporate Housing’s partnership with Airbnb, this “Innovation of the Year” Award highlighted the forward-thinking opportunities that allowed PCH to capture demand and create solutions for a new segment of travelers who had previously not sourced corporate apartments for their lodging needs. By building a program in partnership with the world’s largest online lodging marketplace, PCH was able to create a more agile and instantaneous solution for booking furnished apartments, ensuring future relevency for PCH and the corporate housing industry.
“Thousands of hours of design-thinking, implementation, re-design and collaboration have gone into this program,” said Michelle Velasquez, Director of Client Services for PCH. “We had a vision for the direction we thought future travelers would be going, and we worked as a team to steer our program solutions in that same direction. Receiving the ‘Innovation of the Year Award’ from CHPA is truly one of the highlights of my career,” said Velasquez.
About Preferred Corporate Housing (PCH):
Preferred Corporate Housing, a global leader in creating personalized corporate lodging solutions, has serviced over 16.4 million room nights, provided housing solutions in more than 75,000 cities across North America, and housed employees from 6,000+ national and global companies, including 427 Fortune 100/500 companies. PCH offers the largest selection of furnished housing solutions, including long and short-term furnished apartments, hotels and extended-stay options in major markets, remote destinations and all the cities in-between! PCH maintains ultimate quality control as the direct lodging source, and creates personalized guest experiences for each unique housing request. With the best team in temporary housing, PCH will ensure your employees are matched with solutions that fit their specific needs as they get settled in to their home away from home! PCH is ‘Your Permanent Solution for Temporary Housing Nationwide!”
About Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA):
The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) is a professional trade association exclusively dedicated to supporting corporate housing providers around the world. With more than 300 member companies worldwide, CHPA is where corporate housing companies and professionals succeed. Members include providers and industry vendors that are invaluable partners to the industry’s success.