When a fully-furnished residence is needed, a business traveler has three main options: standard hotels, extended stay hotels, and corporate housing. These options all offer flexibility in the length of stay without a complicated lease. Below is a closer look at each option that finishes with the benefits of corporate housing. Please keep in mind these are generally true of hotels, extended-stay hotels, and corporate apartments, but may not always the case:
|Extended Stay Hotels||Daily Housekeeping|
|Corporate Housing||Homelike Atmosphere|
|No Free Breakfast|
Less Frequent Housekeeping
Generally, hotels are recommended for a stay of less than a week. They offer the most flexibility, good locations (usually abundant in cities), but they are also the most expensive.
Extended-stay hotels are best suited for stays of 2-4 weeks. They offer many of the benefits of a hotel (city locations can be difficult to find) along with a kitchenette and a lower daily rate.
For stays of 1 month or more, corporate housing is the best option in most cases. A corporate apartment is usually the least expensive option as well as being the most customizable when it comes to amenities and comfort, often including different furniture options, washer/dryer in units, and more.
Reasons to use Corporate Housing:
Any stay in an area of more than one month is a great reason to rent a fully-furnished apartment.
- Business Travel
- Government Travel
- Disaster Relief
- Home Improvement