NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Furnished Quarters, the largest provider of temporary furnished apartments in New York City and Boston, today announced that the company was awarded a 2016 "Tower of Excellence" Award from the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA). The award was given in the category of Most Creative Marketing for Furnished Quarters' mobile-enabled website MyFQ, and was presented at CHPA's 15th annual conference in Forth Worth, Texas, on February 18.
MyFQ is a groundbreaking corporate housing total program management tool and the first of its kind in the industry. The site provides a wide range of comprehensive services and customized reporting for corporate housing program administrators, as well as guests. Using the tool, program managers can instantly access real-time data and reports including 24/7 access to guest lists, invoices, reservation details, apartment rates and photos, and the status of service requests and housekeeping services. MyFQ also empowers guests staying in Furnished Quarters' short-term apartments with mobile access to apartment details, neighborhood information, and discounts to local shops, restaurants and other businesses prior to and during their stay.
Furnished Quarters conducted extensive research with a wide range of corporate housing clients to create the MyFQ platform. The site was designed based on this feedback specifically to make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective for corporate housing program administrators to manage their corporate housing programs, and to maximize their guests' experiences.
"We're honored that CHPA has recognized the unique industry-wide value offered by the MyFQ platform," said Craig Partin, Chief Sales Officer of Furnished Quarters. "Two years in the making, MyFQ provides our clients with complete transparency and greater management of their corporate housing program, while also giving guests the vital information they need for a better stay."
In its first year, MyFQ has resulted in significant additional revenue for Furnished Quarters, helping to add new large accounts to the company's client roster and expanding the share of business across existing accounts.
Providers that offer more than 300 corporate housing units—and that have demonstrated an outstanding marketing program or concept that had a measurable impact on the corporate housing side of their business—were eligible for the large provider award for Most Creative Marketing from CHPA. Entries were judged by an independent panel of three to five experienced professionals who are not actively involved in the corporate housing industry, in either a provider or partner capacity. Judging criteria included marketing program/concept objective, how effectively the company reached its targeted market, and the results of the program.
About Furnished Quarters
Furnished Quarters is an independently owned and operated provider of stylishly designed and fully equipped temporary furnished apartment rentals, both nationally and globally, and the largest provider of temporary furnished housing in New York City and Boston. Furnished Quarters also provides a diverse portfolio of temporary furnished apartments in Cambridge, New Jersey, White Plains, and Connecticut. Established in 1998, Furnished Quarters offers one-call access to over 40,000 furnished short-term apartments worldwide. For more information visit furnishedquarters.com.
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CONTACT: Robin.Spindel@furnishedquarters.com Phone: 212-367-9400, ext. 4333
Source:Furnished Quarters, LLC