The Benefits of a Corporate Rental Over a Hotel
As the world returns to normal, more people have begun traveling for work-related purposes, whether it's attending meetings, conferences, business events or exhibitions. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), business or corporate travel accounted for 20% of global tourism expenditure in 2021 with the United States spending a total of $158.64 billion on business travel. This was second, only to China.
Aside from purely corporate activities, a survey has found that 81% of business travelers also mix business with pleasure, seeing the rising popularity of ‘bleisure’ travel. With the various accommodation options available today, business travelers are no longer limited to booking a hotel room, as the availability of fully furnished corporate housing rentals means they can enjoy an extended stay in more comfortable surroundings. This article will look at some of the benefits of choosing to stay in a corporate rental rather than a hotel.
A hotel room may be suitable for a couple of days, but travelers can begin to feel restless in their cramped quarters on more extended trips. With an average size of 400 square meters, there is little room left once the furniture is added and your belongings are unpacked. In comparison, a one-bedroom corporate rental is often twice or three times the size of a hotel room, providing a more spacious living area with ample room to work, stretch out and relax.
With corporate rentals such as Blu Corporate Housing, everything is included in the price. Apartments are fully furnished, decorated to achieve a residential setting, and fitted with modern and high-quality appliances to make your stay as stress-free and comfortable as possible. Many corporate rentals also come with a fully-stocked kitchen allowing you to prepare healthy meals at your own convenience. This is one big advantage over staying in a hotel and can reduce your overall expenditure significantly.
As opposed to staying in a hotel room, you will have plenty of storage space, comfortable seating, as well as the convenience of your own washer and dryer. Other on-site amenities may include a fitness center, swimming pool, business workspace and recreational area.
In addition to more space, a corporate rental will also offer you greater privacy during your stay. With your own kitchen, there is no need to queue for breakfast at the buffet alongside other guests nor share private amenities such as saunas or swimming pools with the large number of residents that stay in hotels. They also offer the possibility of inviting guests over and entertaining in private surroundings.
Staying in a corporate rental will also offer you a more homely experience with fewer interruptions from housekeeping services as compared to staying in a hotel. Being situated in local communities rather than in busy areas such as near airports or business centers, corporate rentals also offer travelers a more peaceful and quieter experience than many hotels.
Compared to staying in a hotel, corporate housing offers a more economical alternative, especially when staying for more than two to three weeks. Given the additional space, amenities, and overall comfort a corporate rental can offer over a hotel, it is a more cost-effective option.
As this article highlights, there are several reasons why you should consider a corporate rental for your next business trip.