Welcome to the world of corporate housing, a comfortable and cost effective temporary living arrangement for relocating employees and other travelers. Transition is challenging whether a move is national or global, professional or personal, alone or with accompanying family members. While a hotel may suffice for a few days, furnished apartments are well-equipped to fill the entire gap between arrival in the destination and moving into a permanent home.
The corporate housing industry has been accommodating transferees for many years and has built a reputation of providing value, service and comfort. Furnished apartments are situated in prestigious urban areas and quiet suburban communities with nearby transportation and shopping to suit lifestyle preferences and business needs. Temporary residential accommodations in the city are typically housed in luxurious buildings in highly desirable areas. Some residences are pet-friendly and include play areas for children.
A standard suite is comprised of one to three bedrooms with complete linen and bedding sets; washer and dryer; updated bathroom; and wireless Internet access. Each suite includes a kitchen fully stocked with cookware, dishes and cutlery, which is conducive to preparing familiar meals and avoiding the expense of dining out. Units are usually large enough for work, study and entertaining. Some include a dining room and private patio.
On-site amenities can run the full gamut offered by hotels plus much more: heated pool and hot tub; state-of-the-art fitness facilities; full-service business center; conference suite for business meetings; media room; and 24-hour on-site concierge service. Weekly housekeeping and dry-cleaning services are typical options. Distinctive, contemporary furnishings and relaxing surroundings embrace the residents with the comfort and convenience of home.
Relocation is stressful and unsettling. Corporate clients are committed to minimizing the discomfort and distractions of temporary living so their assignees can remain productive. Short-term housing facilities are designed to deliver a customized solution. Temporary housing managers partner with their clients to develop rate structures and billing processes that suit each company's needs. Likewise, dedicated staff tailors services to deliver an exceptional experience and smooth transition to executives, single travelers and families.