Corporate Excellence 2019

CORPORATE VISION / Global Excellence 2019 149 , Apr19388 10 CORPORATE VISION / Issue 6 2019 BridgeStreet helps businesses to find and book trusted extended stay accommodations anywhere so that that their business travellers canwork, live and sleep well, guaranteed. Recently, the firm found success in CV’s Corporate Excellence Awards 2019 where they were selected as 2019’s Most Innovative Corporate Travel Management Platform. On the back of this win, we profiled the firmand caught up with Kamal Advani, CEO of BridgeStreet who provided us with a glimpse into the award-winning services they provide. Providing Experiences From Economy To Luxury Established in 1996, BridgeStreet has been a provider and sourcing expert for extended stay accommodations to major global corporations., is the first technology platform built specifically for extended stay business travel bookings. With hospitality experiences that encom- pass the company’s Six Ways to Stay TM offering in more than 22,600 cities in over 130 countries, Bridg- is one of the leading travel technology platforms in the extended stay corporate travel sector. Kamal begins by going into further detail about BridgeStreet’s innovative product line, Six Ways to Stay TM and the services it provides to clients. “Six Ways to Stay TM connects a global marketplace of millions of extended stay hotels, serviced apartments, branded hotels, furnished homes, urban/resort vacation rentals, and design-led hostels to companies who want a leading edge, customizable travel technology solution. In addition to providing unparalleled choice, transparency and convenience for our clients, our platform provides built-in demand for hospitality op- erators from BridgeStreet’s 5000+ client portfolio and 100+ global sales team. “Today, digitally empowered business travelers want person- alized communication, seamless planning, flawless execution, and an authentic, customized travel ex- perience. BridgeStreet is achieving this through a combination of the platform and the domain expertise that has come from serving extended stay needs for over 20 year.” Supporting the technology in de- livering these innovative services, is the hard-working, inventive and passionate team with significant domain expertise in extended stay lodging. When discussing the internal culture, Kamal is keen to highlight the significant role the team play in the service the firm provides to its clients. “The BridgeStreet teammates work hard to ensure that our guests feel comfortable and cared for when they are away from home. We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to feel that way, which is why we are working with charities such as Sole4Souls and Project Linus. Whether it is a local commu- nity recovering from a natural dis- aster, a poor village in Africa, or a sick child, these non-profit charities and charities like them work hard every day to bring clothes, shoes and blankets to the people who need care and comfort more than anyone. BridgeStreet is dedicated to supporting charities who work to bring comfort back into the lives of families worldwide.” Looking ahead to what the future holds, the team at BridgeStreet will continue to deliver outstanding ser- vice to their clients, which has seen them receive countless accolades over the years including being selected in Corporate Vision’s Cor- porate Excellence Awards 2019 as 2019’s Most Innovative Corporate Travel Management Platform. Bringing the interview to a close, Kamal reflects on what the past 12 months have brought to the compa- ny, and signs off by revealing the exciting plans which lie ahead. “We have launched a truly unique platform, grown our family of brands across the world, loaded over two million units of real time supply, exceeded all data privacy expectations, and added/promoted many teammates and changed the landscape of the sector. Moving forward, we will continue drive growth as an organization by bring- ing our clients our extended stay experience in innovative, easy-to- use, ways.” Contact: Kamal Advani Company: BridgeStreet Address: 11180 Sunrise Valley Suite 400, Reston, 20191, Virginia, United States Telephone: 5714812750 Web Address: