Many of our users ask what corporate housing is, and how this temporary lodging option differs from an extended stay hotel. The first thing to note is that corporate housing is available to anyone, with or without "corporate" ties.
Hotels have been considered for years the traditional approach to short or long term accommodation. While this is statistically true they can in no way match nor define fully the common saying 'home sweet home'. The lodging arrangements though not deliberately planned to be informal do not provide a welcome that embraces many traveling executives or vacationers looking for a home away from home.
You've just been assigned to a new project and said it is up to you to spend the next two months in Toronto, Ontario. Your company told you that they will help you with short term housing payments for a hotel or an apartment if you can find one.
You've landed the big project and now it's time to get down to business. But, what if that business is out of town and will take at least 30 days to do it justice? Well, if the business trip takes you to Toronto, you are in luck. "Right," you might be saying. 30 days or longer, living out of a suitcase in a crowded or expensive hotel room does not sound very exciting or conducive to productivity. The answer is to skip the hotel and stay in Toronto corporate housing. As you will learn, there are many advantages to staying in corporate housing.
Not all business trips can be squeezed into a weekend or a week-long visit to a branch office. Very often, an executive or project manager must remain away from the office for weeks or months at a time. Staying in a cramped hotel room on the outskirts of the city is not always the best arrangement for entrepreneurs or executives. That is why many private housing offers a special service known as corporate housing.