LOS ANGELES — Oakwood, wholly-owned by Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), announced today a new strategic partnership with TravelClick, an Amadeus company, that places Oakwood at the forefront of online booking capability, enabling seamless integration with mainstream travel and online booking platforms as well as travel management platforms. The announcement reinforces Oakwood’s commitment to its business strategy, which focuses on harnessing technology to deliver a better customer experience. The revamped platform will allow consumers and business travelers alike to book immediately online – a major shift in preferences in a rapidly-changing industry.
“TravelClick has a long record of excellence in developing innovative technology solutions for hotels, and by integrating these tools with Oakwood’s robust booking platforms, we’re able to provide an even better and more personalized service for guests. We’re delighted to take this great step forward and look forward to more exciting updates in 2019,” added Ahearn.
For TravelClick, the agreement marks its foray into the furnished and serviced apartment sector. Its proprietary iHotelier Booking Engine 4.0 provides a centralized ecommerce platform that enables Oakwood to guide guests through the booking process with interactive message displays, and targeted merchandising and add-on services. In addition, TravelClick’s mobile-friendly experience will integrate into Oakwood’s recently-launched mobile app, making it easier than ever for guests to manage their travel accommodations.
“By moving to the next generation of booking engines, Oakwood is able to continually adapt to changing market conditions and maximize its revenues,” said Jeff Stuek, president, North America, at TravelClick. “We are honored to work with such a forward-thinking company that is innovating on the furnished and serviced apartment model to provide a personalized experience for today’s most demanding guests.”
About Oakwood Worldwide
Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments, is the leading global accommodation solutions provider helping businesses and individual travelers be anywhere they need to be. With an extensive and flexible selection of move-in ready furnished and serviced apartments, Oakwood has enabled thousands of companies to expand their reach to more customers and markets. The award-winning company continues investing in its exclusive and growing portfolio of Oakwood-branded properties throughout the Americas, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific) offering travelers a broad range of accommodation options from apartments with luxurious style and full amenities to sensible accommodations with modern essentials. For more information, please visit www.Oakwood.com.