31 May

Extended Stay Apartments Work for the Business Traveler

Traveling can be fun, and often is seeing new places, meeting new people, getting out of your comfort zone are activities many people enjoy. In the case of business travel, travelling can be a bit more stressful and extensive. Staying in a small hotel room is fine for a few days, but after a week it can wear on you, especially if that hotel is not just your bedroom, but also your office.

Corporate housing is perfect for these sorts of travelling situations. For multiple week work stays, short term housing cant be beat for comfort and price. Corporate housing is generally a few times larger than your average hotel room, allowing you to stretch out and get away from work when you want to. These are furnished apartments, and that includes refrigerators, ovens, and washer/dryers so you can accomplish necessary tasks like eating and laundry without leaving the house. Instead of staying near an airport, youll be able to live in a residential area, potentially close to the business or cultural districts of the city youre visiting. These advantages will cut down on homesickness and allow you to feel part of the city youve travelled to for the short time that you are there.

Short term housing also allows you a comfortable space where you can invite business colleagues or family to visit. You could potentially bring family members along on the trip, or have roommates to save on expenses if it is a multiple-employee contract.

The corporate housing solution, while more luxurious, can also be less expensive than a hotel. After staying for 30 days, hotel taxes are no longer applicable to extended stay apartments, so that sizable expense (nearly 25% of the room sometimes) is removed from your or your companys bill.

Your employees will also most likely appreciate the corporate housing experience more than being stuck in a hotel for weeks. Being able to take advantage of the amenities of an apartment complex, like pools or fitness centers, being able to cook and welcome your family into your temporary home, all of these things are important to the business traveller. They may be especially important for the business traveller who is relocating somewhere new and needs a place to stay while they search for an apartment or house near their new job.

Corporate housing can be an excellent solution for the business traveller or relocating worker. Your employees will appreciate you for providing the comforts of a home away from home and your employee will more than likely be happier and more productive. Its a win-win situation in the world of short term housing.