When Hotel and Short-Term Rental Options Abound, Why Choose Corporate Housing?
With the rise in popularity of short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and the range of extended-stay hotel options in a city as big as Atlanta, choosing a corporate housing provider may not be on the top of your list when considering your temporary housing options. But while you may be able to score a deal through a private rental provider, there can be drawbacks to not working with an accredited and certified housing provider. And while extended-stay accommodations may fit all your needs in the short term, the prices can quickly skyrocket.
Below, Tim Miller, president and owner of TP Corporate Lodging, explains why his apartment rental service fits the bill for most families and individuals moving to Atlanta and looking for a seamless transition into temporary housing.
The Level of Service You Deserve in Your New City
Locally owned and operated for the last 20 years, Miller’s company offers benefits to clients that are unheard of in the short-term rental industry. “Unlike cold and sterile online travel companies, we offer an account executive to explore many options and answer questions,” Miller explains, adding his trained, professional staff will help guide you to the perfect rental based on your needs, rather than having to narrow your search online and all alone.
And unlike private homeowners who rent out their space via an online service, TP Corporate Housing offers a 24-hour guaranteed maintenance and is industry accredited by Corporate Housing Provider of America, a national trade association, for its quality products and services.
A Private Place With Plenty of Space
One of the notoriously awkward drawbacks of online rentals is the potential of having to share your space with the home’s owner during all or part of your stay. Hotels are even less private, with guests coming and going all day long.
If you’d like more privacy in your new temporary home, TP Corporate offers apartment homes for just you and your family that include full-size kitchens with full-size appliances, as well as a washer and dryer in the unit.
And that’s not to mention how claustrophobic a small hotel room or part of a vacation-style rental can make you feel. “A hotel is good for a two to six day-stay,” Miller explains. “But, if you need [housing for] two weeks or longer, the four hotel walls can have a feel of closing in on you.”
Feel At Home — Not Like You’re At A Hotel
“We strive to make our apartment homes fell like home and not the ‘hotel’ feel or look,” Miller says. “Our communities have state-of-the-art fitness centers and often have club rooms for residents.”
Corporate housing offers options such as two and three-bedroom apartment homes in desired school districts, unlike hotels, which may leave your students in a bind for short-term school choices. “Hotels are fixed locations; we have the ability to service our guests anywhere,” adds Miller.
Pets of guests are also welcomed, depending on the guidelines of the apartment community you and your account executive choose. Upon request, guests can also customize the furniture and accessories in their new space, like bed sizes in each bedroom.