Business trip destination confirmed? Check. Plane ticket booked? Check. Accommodation reserved? Not so fast. Before you simply book a hotel room for your upcoming business trip, you may want to explore another accommodation option this is tailor made for business travelers, especially during COVID-19: corporate housing. In a recently released article, Brian Ferdinand, the managing partner of SoBeNY, provides a rundown on the benefits of choosing corporate housing over an extended-stay hotel for a business trip.
THE HOTEL PROBLEM
In the recent article, Brian Ferdinand acknowledges that transient hotels have become the mainstay among business travelers visiting various metropolitan areas. Fortunately, these establishments have taken extra precautions to protect their guests from COVID-19. For instance, they have instituted upgraded regimens for cleaning their rooms.
However, if you book a hotel room, you’ll still be forced to navigate areas that tend to draw large amounts of traffic. These areas range from hotel lobbies to business centers, dining rooms, hallways, and elevators.
THE CORPORATE HOUSING SOLUTION
A corporate housing unit is essentially a fully furnished apartment that you can have all to yourself during your stay in another city. Unlike with hotels, with corporate housing units, you don’t have to worry about catching the coronavirus from someone in a high-traffic area on the premises. Because you don’t have to worry about interacting with large numbers of fellow travelers, you immediately lower your risk of getting COVID-19.
In addition, corporate housing units have taken extra steps to keep their properties as clean and COVID-19–free as possible. This has further given business travelers a peace of mind as they make their way to distant cities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Corporate housing offers multiple other perks for business travelers as well. For instance, you can enjoy easy access to a washer and dryer when staying in a high-quality corporate housing unit. You won’t have to worry about finding a laundromat to do your laundry, or using the local dry cleaners, which can quickly add up from a financial standpoint. All in all, in corporate housing units, you can generally do your laundry at a much lower cost than you would in the hotel setting.
Yet another benefit of choosing corporate housing is that you can enjoy housekeeping services as well. Someone can easily come in to clean your bathrooms, change your linens, and remove your trash for you so that you can stay focused on getting your job done while spending time in another city.