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ABA - Alternative Business Accommodations, began operations in 1997 as a local provider of Corporate Housing in New York City. ABA quickly attained a reputation for providing exceptional service at afraction of the cost of our local competitors. We soon became a true competitor for luxury hotels, while saving our clients almost 50% of the standard hotel rates.
ABA's success is based on being able to deliver luxury furnished apartments with the highest level of service, in the best quality properties, and at a competitive market price. In this manner, we provide our customers the best value. By keeping our overhead low and our quality high, we get most of our business from referrals and repeat customers. We rely on our good name and your experience with ABA to ensure our growth! And grow, we have! Click Here For More Information
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Alternative Business Accommodations is a very successful third party temporary housing firm. ABA operates in New York City, and has numerous property locations throughout Manhattan. Frank Laufer is President of ABA, and we have found Frank and his team to be terrific Nomad partners.
ABA does win a good share of Nomad business. ABA values our rentals, and provides great options at fair prices. They are speedy in response and work hard to meet our client needs.
ABA has stellar service delivery. ABA arrivals are typically perfect, with no defects. Keys are always on hand with the doorman. They have selected buildings that are friendly to temp housing, not always the case in Manhattan.
Thank you ABA!
January 4, 2013
On behalf of the employees at Rolyn Companies, I send our sincere appreciation to you for the corporate housing you provided to us during the Superstorm Sandy aftermath.
From our arrival in November until current, you did so much to meet our needs and assure our comfort as guests. An accommodating and friendly staff is vital for those who travel for our company and spend much time away from their families, and you were on hand to accomplish that with efficiency. Each and every member of the building staff I spoke with was very professional and went above and beyond to meet our needs.
The inviting personal greetings for our guys set the right tone for the 2 months of our stay, and I’m much in your debt for the extra courtesies that helped me keep on top of their scheduled stays. The outstanding customer service I was provided makes being a travel coordinator much less hectic when responding to an area that has recently experienced a disaster such as Sandy. The comfort of knowing our first responders will have a nice place to stay while working long hours in unknown conditions, enables Rolyn’s response to our client’s needs that much more efficient.
As you may know, our work in the area is close to complete and the remaining apartments will terminate this month. Although we will no longer be utilizing your corporate services, I will absolutely call you for any future needs and recommend ABA-IDEAL National Corporate Housing to other associates, subcontractors, family and friends that may be working or visiting in your area.
Once again, I thank you for the exceptional level of service and attention you gave to me and all of our employees. I wish you much success in 2013!
Most sincerely yours,
Travel Coordinator, Rolyn Companies.
January 4, 2013
I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your dedication to our employees. I know at times we are not the easiest with all the changes, last minute request and late night calls. You are always available and ready to assist no matter the time, day or even when you are ill. You seem to always make things happen even when there is no availability. We truly appreciate your effort and dedication throughout the year and especially during Hurricane Sandy. You went above and beyond and for that we are truly grateful.
With many thanks and regards,
I just wanted to thank you for making my time in NYC wonderful. I am finished up with my job with NBC Olympics and I'm back home. My experience in NYC could not have been better and the ABA lease was perfect. The unit had great location, was very nice, and all of the staff at 1600 Broadway were excellent. Thanks again!
August 16, 2012
Just wanted to write a brief note to appreciate my dealings with you and
ABA. While understanding that these are business dealings, the important
thing being how well and professionally they are handled. Enjoyed dealing
with you and hope that we have the opportunity to do business again.
Dear ABA management,
I've used your services for 3 months in 2012. I would
like to let you know that I've had a most pleasant experience
working with your company.
Miss Elizabeth Helke was very helpful in all the matters that arose during my 3 months stay. She is one of the most professional people I've ever dealt with. I am glad I came to know your company and Miss Elizabeth in particular.
I will always recommend ABA to all my friends and business associates for their corporate and personal temp housing needs. Needless to say, I will keep using your services in the future.
My very best regards,
Irene, A global television production and distribution company
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all
of your help with the apartments for Alberto and Kevin.
I really could not have pulled this off without your assistance.
I am more and more impressed with ABA/IDEAL National Corporate
Housing. Our last minute time constraints and budget have
proved to be too big of a problem for our “former”
corporate housing provider. That said, please know that
going forward I will be in contact with you first thing.
Your company is easy to work with and very understanding
of our needs, from booking to finance, I feel all I have
to do is ask and you take care of the rest. This is priceless
to me in my very busy day. I am confident that we will
continue to grow this new relationship.
BTW, our guys love their accommodations!
Large Investment Group, NYC
You never can imagine traveling all day and arrive at
an apartment that you can call home. I know we paying
but you always add the extra touch of brilliant customer’s
One of the top 10 banks in NYC!
The rest of the Team are leaving on 3rd of December.
But I must say and not reemphasizing, I have dealt with a lot of Managing Companies as a PM and I will say you have defined EFFICIENCY and CUSTOMERS SERVICE to a different level. Thanks.
For next year the Tentative start date is Currently January 8th (3-4 resources for now) but I will confirm by Mid-December.
Mr. D, Project Manager, Major Software Company
Happy New Year!
I did not want the year to end without letting you know
what a great partner Cathy Della Torre. She consistently
provides the best service and makes my job so much easier.
Cathy is the consummate professional providing very quick and thorough response to my needs. Please accept my personal gratitude for enabling me to have her help and support. Since we are both in a service industry, we all know how important customer service is. I am never disappointed with anything I do with Cathy.
I only wish I had a Cathy Della Torre all over the world when I need temp housing!
I am looking forward to a new year with a continuing great partnership with her and ABA.
Thank you and best regards,
One of the Top Ten Relocation Companies NYC
June 08, 2010
Awesome. I really appreciate your efforts. You're by far the most professional provider I have ever dealt with.
June 10, 2010,
It is always such a pleasure working with ABA. We look forward to continuing our partnership and assisting your clients with their housing needs and reaching out to ABA for our clients’ needs.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.
Guest Services Manager
April 15, 2010
I just worked w/ Elizabeth for a NYC placement and she was wonderful. Very helpful, courteous, and prompt w/ communication. Please feel free to call her on her cell if you need her.
Outside Relocation Specialist
Apr 11, 2010
Just wanted to let you know that my wife and I just love the apartment (she wants to move in). So thank you for so carefully arranging this for us.
We would certainly be interested in staying in this one.....Or one similar, for the longer trip in August for rehearsals. So, I thought I'd mention that now well in advance. Thanks so much for this Elizabeth. And for all of your help.
April 6, 2010
Just wanted to say THANK YOU.
Olga and Dan arrived in the U.S. yesterday and today was their first day in the office. They are so happy with their accommodations and thanked me for getting them such nice apartments. I appreciate all your efforts. It's a sincere pleasure working with you.
Have a great day :)
March 29, 2010
Thank you so much for your help! This has been much more pleasant and accommodating than the last corp rental I did. When I come back you will defiantly be my first choice!
March 29, 2010
This is truly wonderful !!!
I may never return to hotels -
I will definitely check out on the 6th -
But look forward to future bookings.
March 08, 2010
Dear ABA/Ideal Staff
Thanks for your response… indeed, I know we put some of our clients there as of late. I thought it would be great to have first hand knowledge of your property as we are about to house more actors there this year
February 15, 2010
Just a quick note to let you know we moved into our apartment
Friday, February 12th - everything went extremely smooth.
Once again thank you and your associates for making this transition painless, as moving into a new city has enough stress, but the housing transition turned out to be worry free!!!! Carrie is giving her Company Admin. your business card for reference on future employees that may need relocation assistance. I guess the best way to say thank you is to refer your services to future clients.