Corporate offices are often responsible for finding temporary housing for their employees. For short trips, a hotel is often fine, but they aren’t optimal for longer periods of time. This is especially true if you are relocating and need a place to stay while you purchase a house or you have to do long-term travel for work, such as spending a month, even up to a year away from your “home base.” However, being put up in a mediocre hotel out by the highway for months is not a way to immerse yourself in your new city.
In order for you to have the best experience, it’s important your corporate office understands your needs and factors those in when setting up your housing. To help you determine how to prioritize your needs, our corporate housing company in Greensboro has listed some commonly sought-after amenities that our own clients find to be non-negotiable when choosing temporary housing.
Safety is Essential in Temporary Housing
Safety should be the top priority for both you and your corporate office when choosing a place to stay. Corporate apartments are often much safer than hotels because they tend to be in residential neighborhoods, rather than commercial areas. More importantly, residents are permanent or semi-permanent, allowing neighbors to get to know one another and create a sense of community, unlike in hotels where guests are isolated, and there’s a constant stream of new people in and out.
Having Quiet Living Arrangements
Whether you’re staying in temporary housing for a month or a year, you want a quiet place to come home and unwind after work. A hotel often does not offer that peace and quiet. There are often guests walking up and down the halls late at night, thin walls allow sound to travel, and if you’re facing the parking lot, headlights shine into your room. With a corporate apartment, you can enjoy the same peace and quiet you get at your permanent residence!
Avoiding a Long Commute to Your Temporary Housing
In order to feel like you’re a part of your new community, you want to live near your workplace. This way, you’re not spending a few hours a day going to and from work and this way, you’ll have time to explore new restaurants, enjoy local recreation, and meet new people! If you work odd shifts or overnights, especially if you’re a travel nurse or physician, living close to work is often safer and helps prevent fatigue while driving. Let your corporate office know you’d like a corporate apartment within 15 minutes of your new office or location
Needing Pet Friendly Corporate Housing
Don’t think that traveling for work means you have to leave your cat or dog behind! Many corporate apartments are pet friendly and have plenty of space inside for both you and your pet to stretch out along with outdoor space that’s ideal for taking walks. Make sure you communicate that you need a place that allows you to bring your pet.
Included Laundry Facilities in Your Temporary Housing
The last thing you want to do in your off time is lug your dirty laundry to a laundromat for a few hours or spend $20 a week using on-site facilities. Let your corporate office or staffing agency know that you would prefer a place to stay that has a washer and dryer included in the apartment rather than on-site facilities so you can comfortably do laundry from the comfort of your home away from home.
Requesting Corporate Housing with an On-Site Gym
If staying fit and healthy is important to you, you’ll want a location that makes it easy to work out when it’s convenient for you. When you’re sharing your preferences with your staffing agency or company, be sure to tell them that you’d like a place that has a gym that’s on-site, that way, you don’t have to rely on going out for a jog after dark or go across town and pay a membership fee to a gym you barely have time to attend.
Request Corporate Accommodations for Your Temporary Housing
Corporate Accommodations offers spacious, furnished corporate apartments across North Carolina, including in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Burlington. From studios that are ideal for a short stay to three-bedroom options that allow you to travel with your family, we make sure you have a place to come home to, even when you’re away from home! To learn more, contact us at 336-299-1312 or fill out our contact form.