Do you plan to take a business trip to a major city in 2021? Chances are that you’re already thinking about which hotel to stay in, or which Airbnb to book there. However, before you book either of these accommodations, you may want to look into the benefits of corporate housing, according to business and travel afficionado Brian Ferdinand in a recently published article. Let’s take a look at why corporate housing is superior to hotels and Airbnb homes for business travelers.
Hotels and Airbnb
In the recent article, Brian Ferdinand explains that the drawback of staying in a hotel room is that these rooms are generally small. As a result, they don’t give you much space to spread out and store your belongings during an extended business trip. In addition, hotels don’t offer much privacy, as you’ll have to share hallways, elevators, lobbies, and other common areas with fellow guests.
An Airbnb offers the advantage of providing a more relaxing, private, and home-like lodging option compared with hotels. In these homes, you can cook and eat however you would like to, as you’ll have convenient access to the appliances, plates, cups, and silverware you need each day. In addition, you can do your laundry in your own private space—and for free. You’ll essentially have the entire accommodation to yourself.
However, the problem with an Airbnb home is that you don’t know what you are getting until you arrive at the site. Sadly, some scammers post phony room or house pictures on Airbnb’s website. Thus, when you work with private individuals, you increase your chances of becoming bamboozled.
In addition, many Airbnb homeowners rent out their properties for no more than one week or two weeks at a time. After all, vacationers predominantly use these properties. Thus, this option may not work for you if you are seeking a temporary home for several weeks on end during a business trip.
The benefit of booking a corporate housing unit is that your unit will provide the freedom, privacy, quiet, peace, and amenities that Airbnb homes provide. However, your unit will also come with reputable corporate ownership’s backing—a huge plus if you’re nervous about being scammed when booking housing.
With corporate housing, your pricing will be predictable and regulated. In addition, you’ll have a single point of contact for asking questions or making requests. On top of this, you can expect a much higher level of service from a corporate housing provider when compared with hotel or Airbnb property owners.