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Craig Partin to Speak at Serviced Apartment Summit in London

(New York, NY) July 6, 2015 – Furnished Quarters, the largest provider of temporary furnished apartments in New York City and Boston, today announced that Craig Partin, Chief Sales Officer at Furnished Quarters, has been asked to speak at the Serviced Apartment Summit. The conference will take place July 7-8 at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel in London.

Partin will be speaking with John Wagner, Director of Cycas Hospitality, to present a case study of two newly opened—but very different—serviced apartment and extended stay properties. The case study will examine “Who Stays in an Apartment Like This,” with Partin describing the Q&A Residential Hotel, a new brand by Furnished Quarters of New York, and Wagner describing Staybridge Suites London – Vauxhall. The presentation is scheduled to take place on July 8.

During Partin’s presentation, he will describe how the concept of Q&A evolved, as well as how Furnished Quarters developed and launched the brand. Q&A derives its namesake from questions posed by corporate travel managers and business travelers such as, how can I be more productive? How can I save money for my firm? How can I stay in an apartment in New York for less than 30 days? Q&A puts forth the answers with its new residential hotel solution. Ranging from 450 to 1,400 square feet, Q&A’s suites are more than twice the size of a typical New York City hotel room and have full-size kitchens. Additionally, Q&A offers a lifestyle inclusive of the La Palestra fitness and wellness center, a restaurant and lounge by restaurateur Ken Friedman, a business center and conference rooms, and daily complimentary continental breakfast.

“We are thrilled for Craig to represent the U.S. corporate housing industry and Furnished Quarters at this prestigious international event,” said Steve Brown, CEO of Furnished Quarters. “Our new Q&A brand is a game changer in the hospitality sector with its focus on creativity, innovation, and fresh, unmatched solutions designed specifically for today’s business travelers who require more space, the ability to cook their own healthy meals, and access to state of the art fitness activities.”

The Serviced Apartment Summit is an innovative new b2b conference for the serviced apartment and extended stay sector. The event is designed to bring together owners, operators and investors from across this growing sector of the real estate industry to share best practices, map the future, and identify opportunities.

Partin, who is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in corporate housing, was promoted from Vice President of Sales to Chief Sales Officer in February of this year. In 2014, Partin received the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA)’s “Tower of Excellence” award for Individual of the Year. Partin also holds the Certified Corporate Housing Professional designation by the CHPA, and the Global Mobility Specialist and Certified Relocation Professional designations by the Employee Relocation Council.


 
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 10,000 furnished short-term apartments worldwide. For more information visit furnishedquarters.com.


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