NYC's Furnished Quarters, the Corporate Housing Specialist, Joins with 10 Top Providers to Launch New North American Brand, "GO!"


GO Offers Coast-to-Coast Reach at Substantial Savings Over Hotels

NEW YORK, November 18, 2010…Furnished Quarters, the largest provider of corporate housing accommodations in New York City, has joined with 10 of North America's top temporary furnished housing specialists in locations across the United States and Canada to launch "GO Furnished Housing Providers." GO brings coast-to-coast reach to the North American corporate housing industry and to corporate travel planners, relocation specialists, human resource professionals, and longer-term travelers that may need accommodations in multiple cities. Furnished Quarters and its partners in GO offer best-in-class corporate housing, also known as temporary furnished housing accommodations, in business hubs and travel destinations throughout the United States and Canada. Importantly, all 11 partners are owner-operator companies, ensuring the highest level of service and hospitality experience to guests. As well, all guests of GO have access to 24-hour customer service.

"Corporate housing forms a growing but underserved segment of the hospitality industry," said Gary Brown, president of Furnished Quarters, whose portfolio includes temporary furnished housing accommodations in New York City, suburban New York, New Jersey, and Boston. "With a recovering economy and continued corporate focus on cost savings, the advantages of corporate housing are becoming increasingly clear. We anticipate demand to grow in cities across the US and Canada, and with GO, we're poised to serve this demand with our owner-managed partners coast to coast."

With the launch of GO, the North American corporate housing industry offers the convenience of one-stop shopping and the quality assurance that hotel brands offer. GO's partners throughout North America are corporate housing providers who also operate their properties—unlike other companies that may outsource the daily management of their temporary housing accommodations. With GO, booking agents and guests can be assured of the highest quality experience possible. GO's expansion plans includes Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

"Furnished Quarters' customers have asked about owner-managed corporate housing in other markets across the country," continued Brown. "With our partners at GO Furnished Housing Providers, we can now provide this service coast-to-coast."

The advantages of corporate housing are significant. Historically, temporary furnished housing offering reservations of 30+ days provides substantial savings over standard hotel rates—up to 35 percent and with significantly larger accommodations. Traditionally utilized by traveling executives or corporate employees on short-term assignment, as well as employees or families relocating, temporary furnished housing is also finding use by non-traditional guests, such couples who may be divorcing, individuals in treatment at major medical centers and their families, and foreigners on longer-term vacations in major North American destination cities.

Temporary furnished housing offers home-away-from-home living within distinctive neighborhood settings. The advantage is a genuine residential experience—in other words, a guest can truly experience a city like a local. Corporate housing accommodations provide a better lifestyle balance as well, with room to spread out, work, relax, and entertain friends or business associates. Importantly, they also offer security as they're typically located in secure buildings, with many requiring identification prior to entry. This is particularly comforting to women travelers.

In 2009, the corporate housing industry brought $2.4 billion in room revenues with 61,300 furnished apartments available throughout North America, according to the Corporate Housing Providers Association www.chpaonline.org. Over the past 20 years, the industry, which has been one of lodging's growth areas during the past two decades, has served several sectors, including government, consulting, healthcare, insurance, engineering, relocation, information technology, financial services, and others.

For more information on GO Furnished Housing Providers, visit www.GOFurnishedHousing.com, or email info@gofurnishedhousing.com.

To place reservations, call 800.679.2160. For information on Furnished Quarters of New York, New Jersey and Boston and to place reservations, call 212.367.9400 / 800.255.8117, or visit www.furnishedquarters.com.

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About Furnished Quarters
Furnished Quarters is the largest provider of temporary furnished housing in New York City. Founded in 1998, the company has since expanded to provide more than 700 furnished apartments throughout Manhattan, White Plains, northern New Jersey, and the Boston metropolitan area. Combining the convenience of the best locations with the ease of having a true "home away from home," Furnished Quarters' apartments are stylishly furnished in a sleek, urban, modern design, reflecting the buildings, cities, and cosmopolitan lifestyle in which they are located. For more information, visit www.furnishedquarters.com

About GO Furnished Housing Providers
The 11 members of GO Furnished Housing Providers www.GOFurnishedHousing.com are owner-operated corporate housing companies, helping to ensure superior attention to detail of GO's central reservations system, comprehensive website, and stringent quality controls across 5000 apartments in exclusive neighborhoods that capture the essence of such dynamic cities as New York, Washington, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Toronto, and cities throughout North America. Savings over standard hotel rates can be substantial. With GO Furnished Housing Providers, clients are assured that their employees are comfortable, cared for, and have everything they need to accomplish a job or make a smooth transition. GO's customer care representatives provide in-depth information about shops, transportation, special events, sports facilities, restaurants, and much more. Most important, customer service representatives are available around the clock. With a one-stop reservations system, standardization of service, and North American reach, GO Furnished Housing Providers is poised to serve customers coast to coast and lead the corporate housing segment of the hospitality industry. GO Furnished Housing Providers partnership includes:

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