When you travel to a city far from home, you may naturally wonder how well you’ll sleep in that setting, and how comfortable you’ll feel there around the clock. The reality is, hotels are often travelers’ first choice when they are booking accommodations. However, this does not mean that hotels are the best choice, explained business and travel expert Brian Ferdinand in a recently released article. Here are a few reasons why a particular alternative to hotels—corporate housing—is often a smarter option for travelers.
Let’s say you’re going on a business trip. If you book a hotel room, you might not have a lot of space to maneuver, so you may end up living out of your suitcase. In addition, you likely won’t have a kitchen to cook in, and the facilities to which you are given access may be shoddy. On top of this, your hotel stay will likely be expensive, especially if you plan to stay there for more than a few days at a time.
Fortunately, corporate housing is designed to eliminate all of the abovementioned challenges associated with hotel rooms. Corporate housing units are essentially luxury furnished apartments that are made to feel more like home than a hotel room usually does. In addition, they are larger than hotel rooms, thus providing plenty of space for both you and your belongings, according to Brian Ferdinand, the managing partner of SoBeNY and its parent company, CorpHousing Group.
Another major benefit of corporate housing is that it is extremely customizable as far as comfort and amenities are concerned. For instance, corporate housing units come with various furniture options as well as dryers/washers in the units.
Corporate housing units also come with full-sized kitchens. Thus, you can easily prepare your own meals during your trip, rather than constantly resorting to dining out.
Finally, corporate housing units can easily accommodate you if you need a place to stay for one month or multiple months but under a year. You don’t have to pay the hefty price of booking a hotel room for weeks on end. And there’s no need to sign a year-long apartment lease in the city you’ll be traveling to. Instead, corporate housing units fill the gap left behind by hotels and apartments by offering a short-term housing option for the modern traveler. This makes it a convenient option and also the most economical housing option for travelers in many cases.
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