When clients are searching for a place to stay during a business trip or temporary project, they often have misconstrued perceptions about how corporate housing works. This post is designed to help clear up some myths and help you get a better understanding of how corporate housing is always the best alternative to extended stay hotels when you need living quarters for more than 30 days.
Myth #1: Corporate Housing is only for Business Professionals
Actuality: While it is generally called “Corporate Housing,” it is also known as interim housing or temporary housing and it can be used by anyone. While corporate housing is typically used by business professionals or consultants who are on long-term work assignments, they are not the only ones who benefit for a home-like environment.Temporary housing can be used by professional athletes who already maintain a permanent resident, military personnel being relocated or reassigned, families who have had their homes damaged by natural disasters, or an individual going through a separation.
Myth #2: It Costs More Than A Hotel
Actuality: If you are needing a place to stay for 30 days or longer, corporate housing can be cheaper than staying at an extended stay or hotel. At Arch Interim Housing in St. Louis, the costs per day averages about $79 per day versus $100 per day at a nearly equivalent hotel. Between the price and the amenities included, staying in a fully furnished apartment offered by corporate housing is generally cheaper and you obtain almost double the space you would get at any hotel!
Myth #3: I can’t bring my pet
Actuality: Most corporate housing companies offer apartments or suites that are pet-friendly. Over 90% of the locations offered by Arch Interim Housing, for example, allow pets in their furnished apartments. Nevertheless, when arranging your stay in a corporate housing apartment, be sure to inquire about their pet policy, as sometimes there may be restrictions or extra fees.
Myth #4: I Still Have to Provide My Own Dishes and Linens
Actuality: Corporate Housing is quite simply, furnished apartments. From the couch to the vegetable peeler, most of the items you need to cook, clean, and enjoy your stay will be included in your contract from a corporate housing provider. Most locations even have washer and dryers in the apartment, so even your laundry can be done on location versus having to send it out.
Myth #5: Arranging Corporate Housing is Difficult
Actuality: Booking corporate housing for your company or yourself is simple! Generally, it involves a phone call or an email and the corporate housing facility will take care of the rest. You provide the ideal location you would like to stay in, and you’ll be provided with the best possible match in a location you can approve of. From the appropriate paperwork to suggestions for the best local restaurants, the hospitality available to you make it easy to manage corporate housing reservations.
Are you needing a fully furnished apartment in St. Louis to stay during a relocation or corporate housing for a temporary business project? Arch Interim Housing is proud to provide the comfort of home while on your temporary stay and we have over 30 locations to choose from. Contact us today to make a reservation!