If you travel regularly for business, some of your trips may be brief. However, other stays may extend beyond a few days.
When your business trip is expected to be lengthy, a traditional hotel may not be the best option. Corporate housing is often more suitable. Here are a few reasons why.
Corporate housing offers many of the amenities of a home. A hotel room may provide television and a bed to rest away from the hustle and bustle of meetings. However, it may still lack other features that make a lengthy stay easier.
The corporate accommodations often include a washer and dryer to maintain your clothes during the stay, extra bed linens, a refrigerator, and a stove or cooktop. The basic amenities that you would find in a fully furnished apartment are typically found in corporate or executive housing.
Stability of One Unit
Hotel rooms are frequently booked for a week or less at a time. Thus, once you have stayed in the same room for that period, the unit may be booked by a different guest, and you may have to relocate to a different hotel room.
With a corporate apartment, you can often book the housing for a couple of months or more if needed. In fact, some corporate apartments have a minimum stay limit that prevents guests from booking the space for less than two weeks.
Reduction in Relocation Stress
When you accept a new position and need to relocate, you may need time to find a new home. Additionally, you may know little about the new area where you will be living.
Corporate housing offers an opportunity to live in a manner similar to what you are accustomed to until you find your new house and are ready to move in. You also have a chance to review the new neighborhood and determine whether or not the area is a good fit before you actually commit to purchasing a home.
You Can Try Out Your Position
In some instances, executive housing is used during a probationary period in which a job candidate is trying out a new position to see if it is a good match. If the candidate does not feel that the position meets their needs, they can easily return to their former assignment without establishing financial roots in the new area.
Due to the limited amenities in a typical hotel room, the candidate may find the accommodations distracting and uncomfortable during the decision-making process.
If you would like to learn more about corporate housing and its advantages, schedule a consultation with a real estate specialist in your local area.