17 Feb ISAAP sets standard for serviced apartments with new security accreditation
The International Serviced Accommodation Accreditation Process (ISAAP) – part of GSA – has launched the world’s first security accreditation for corporate housing and serviced apartments at the CHPA Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida.
Independently audited by the SFJ Awards, its addition to ISAAP’s portfolio comes at an important time for the industry as the ISO 31030 travel risk management standard is rolled out globally.
A new standard for all serviced accommodation
The new ISAAP security accreditation covers all serviced accommodation – whether that is a single apartment in a shared building or an entire block. There are three distinct categories:
- Single or multiple apartments in a mixed building – including serviced accommodation owned by different providers or privately owned apartments
- Providers that operate an entire block, normally unstaffed
- Providers that operate an entire block which is staffed, such as an Aparthotel
This accreditation enables accommodation providers of all sizes to demonstrate commitment to the highest levels of safety and security for guests. With COVID-19 restrictions also now easing across the globe, business travel is expected to bounce back in 2022 – reinforcing the importance of effective travel risk management processes.
Speaking from Florida, Stephen Martin – Managing Director of ISAAP – commented: “Following increased focus from businesses on the importance of the security of corporate accommodation, we have been looking at extending our accreditation of serviced accommodation to include this important area of focus. ISAAP’s acquisition by GSA last year has provided us with the expertise to deliver three different types of serviced accommodation security accreditation, audited by SFJ Awards.”
Discover more about ISAAP’s security accreditation here.