What Exactly is Corporate Housing?
So what exactly is corporate housing anyway? This is a common question, and honestly, a quite reasonable one.
At first glance it sounds like it must be something for…well, corporations…right?
Well Yes and No.
Corporate Housing is really just furnished apartments available for short term rentals with all bills paid. That’s all it is. Anybody can lease a corporate apartment. Anybody. Individuals, families, companies, etc. It doesn’t matter.
The name “corporate housing” really just refers to the fact that businesses are typically the most frequent customers in furnished housing industry because companies frequently send their employees out of town for business trips or require them to relocate to a new city for a job transfer.
Besides that fact, furnished housing is really available to anyone in the general public and is often actually the best choice for individuals or families who will be spending a week or longer in a city away from home.
A typical furnished apartment will provide a full kitchen, 1-2 bedrooms, a living room, a dining area, housewares and cookware, linens, a washer and dryer, wireless internet, and cable TV. Besides all of these amenities, they are typically located in apartment complexes that provide a more relaxed, permanent, home-like feel.
Hotels, on the other hand, often feel cramped and unsettled because of the lack of space. They rarely have kitchens, they rarely have a washer and dryer in the room, and they certainly don’t feel like home. They are typically a great option for a temporary stay of a few days but if you’re staying for an extended period of time, they are rarely the ideal choice.
Corporate apartments are designed specifically to meet the needs of the traveler who plans to stay in a city for anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Next time you’re planning a trip with an extended stay of that length of time, check out the available furnished housing options in your area before making a decision. You’ll be glad you did. If you’re looking for a place to stay right now or in the near future, browse our Properties right today.