San Ramon, CA, August 22, 2023 — Synergy Global Housing (Synergy), a leader in serviced accommodation program management, today announced the first eight furnished apartment operators to receive the certification for “Accommodation Excellence” from global ratings company Bureau Veritas. This independent agency has provided an unbiased audit of select Synergy top supplier partners and determined their adherence to the highest industry standards of product consistency and delivery of an above average guest experience.
Partners were assessed in categories such as contractual compliance, physical security of the perimeter of the building and reliability. The criteria for this certification goes well beyond the physical assets and amenities of the lodging, including criteria such as credit checks and maintaining the appropriate licenses needed to operate.
Recipients of the Accommodation Excellence certification are:
“We are pleased to recognize the first eight Synergy supplier partners who have met the stringent criteria established by Bureau Veritas for the Accommodation Excellence certification,” said Michelle Low, Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Synergy. “Companies receiving this recognition have fulfilled the highest industry quality standards of an independent, unbiased assessment which translates into their ability to provide best-in-class extended stay accommodations.”
Bureau Veritas is a globally recognized organization specializing in testing, inspection and certification across many different sectors and industries. They have created certification and verification programs for numerous companies within the hospitality space.
“Many of the serviced accommodation programs we have seen are self-administered, but Synergy wanted to go a step further and have a third party independently verify the suppliers in their network,” said David Vigil, Senior Director at Bureau Veritas. “With this recognition, stakeholders can have confidence that the lodging options offered through Synergy are held to the highest level of requirements.”
Partner companies wishing to retain their “Accommodation Excellence” certification will participate in annual assessments.
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas has an unparalleled nearly 200-year history in testing, inspections, and certification, with a global network of more than 80,000 experts helping clients meet their quality, health, safety, and environmental needs. We are a recognized global partner in the building and infrastructure, oil and gas, automotive, finance, data center testing and commissioning, government services, and international trade industries. Leveraging people, tools, technology and innovation, we are a Business to Business to Society company working to shape a world of trust in your industry with the solutions we provide. Our experts are equipped with the knowledge and resources to address your needs efficiently and effectively, managing physical and digital assets.
About Synergy Global Housing
Founded in 1999, Synergy is an international serviced accommodation provider headquartered in San Ramon, CA, delivering a superior hospitality-driven extended-stay experience to the business travel and mobility industries. Providing best-in-class housing and services in over 2,000 cities in more than 85 countries, the company has offices in China, Singapore, India, England, Ireland and multiple locations throughout the United States.
Recognized globally, Synergy’s recent awards include the 2023 and 2021 Company of The Year from the Corporate Housing Provider’s Association (CHPA), 2022 Operations Team of the Year from the Business Travel People Awards; 2022 and 2020 Serviced Apartment Provider of the Year Regional/Global from Relocate Magazine; 2021 Corporate Housing Provider of the Year from the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) U.S. and EMEA regions; and the 2020 Corporate Business of the Year from the Association of Services Apartment Providers (ASAP).
Synergy is a member of The Ascott Limited (Ascott), a leading international lodging owner-operator based in Singapore. Spanning more than 220 cities in over 40 countries, Ascott’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, lyf, Oakwood, Quest, Somerset, The Crest Collection, The Unlimited Collection, Préférence, Fox, Harris, POP!, Vertu and Yello. Ascott is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited (CLI), one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups headquartered and listed in Singapore and Malaysia. Today, Ascott boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.