“Is 2009 the year of the apartment?” asks a recent UpgradeTravelBetter.com blog post. The answer is simple: yes. With more and more corporate travelers cutting back on costs, corporate housing apartments are less expensive and more comfortable than hotels. Corporate apartments are “20-40% cheaper compared to hotels” and they offer “fully equipped kitchen with self-catering facilities, various bedroom choices, lounge and relaxation areas,” writes blogger Mark Ashley.
Compared to Extended-Stay Hotels Corporate Housing Offers:
Cheaper temporary housing
Apartments and townhomes with more square footage
A like-home feel in a residential environment
Many more amenities, such as housekeeping and full-kitchens
Safety with 24-hour security
Forbes also praises corporate housing over extended-stay hotels for business travelers. “Corporate housing…furnished homes or apartments with kitchens, living areas and often at least twice the square footage of a regular hotel room. Corporate housing is a $2.8 billion business in the U.S, spanning nearly 80,000 units, mainly clustered around larger cities,” writes the Smart Shelter author Miriam Marcus. Are you a corporate/business traveler looking for temporary, fully-furnished housing in one of the nation’s major cities? Check out Churchill’s listings in major cities Nationwide, including Washington, D.C., Boston, and Philadelphia.