The number of people who want to stay in a small, cramped hotel room for more than a few days is unsurprisingly small. It does not matter how many stars the hotel has, it is still uncomfortable and definitely not for a business traveller with a demanding schedule. Corporate housing is a trending industry for business travellers and here are four key differences persuasive enough to get you to forget the hotel.
SpaceThere is no question that a serviced apartment has much more space than a standard hotel room. Even some hotel suites are cramped compared to a serviced apartment. Business travellers who opt for corporate housing enjoy separate areas for cooking, sleeping, relaxing and even working. FirstStay has the option of one or two bedroom apartments for even more room to stretch out. Why book a hotel room with only 37 square metres (400 square feet) on average when you can have double or triple this space? Moreover, unlike small hotel kitchenettes, FirstStay kitchens are full size and fully equipped with everything you will need to prepare your own meals, snacks and coffee.
Business travellers dread the noise level they will be returning to after a long day of work when they stay in a regular hotel. It is almost a guarantee that the interruptions will be regular and the lack of privacy will be high. Staying in corporate housing, however, is completely different. Offering a homely experience that guarantees privacy, business travellers can look forward to a relaxing place to unwind at the end of the day. You will always have access to your private kitchen, a comfortable workspace and your own, private meeting area in a FirstStay serviced apartment. Entrances and locations are private as well, offering peaceful, quiet environments just like your own neighbourhood.
This is a big point for business travellers who have to justify their expenses every month. Many people just assume that corporate housing and serviced apartments are more expensive than hotels. For trips longer than a week or even up to a month, the cost of a hotel stay is far more expensive for a few simple reasons. For one reason, a serviced apartment includes a kitchen so that business travellers can make their own coffee, buy supplies to pack a lunch and even make themselves a home cooked meal at the end of the day, which saves a lot of money over eating out for every meal of the day. FirstStay serviced apartments include parking, which is a huge cost savings over having to pay for parking at a hotel.
You have been there; on an extended stay and trying to book a hotel room for a few weeks and you have had to move because the place is booked for a wedding or some other event and they are full months in advance. Corporate housing like a FirstStay serviced apartment appreciate business travellers who need a long stay and will give your booking priority and give you full support as their guest. Just think, you can live by your own schedule, no waiting for the dining area to open for the free breakfast that is not as healthy as you want it to be anyway. In a serviced apartment, you have your very own kitchen as well as a place to work that is separate from where you sleep, offering a home-from-home experience that a hotel cannot hope to match.
Forget what you think you know about corporate housing and serviced apartments. Get in touch with our friendly team at FirstStay, who are ready to make your business trip easier, more relaxed and more economical than ever before. Booking directly with us just takes a few short clicks and saves you even more over other booking sites. Make the right decision; go with corporate housing and leave the hotel stays for the leisure travellers.