Planning a business trip or a vacation hundreds of miles away? You may want to consider staying in a corporate housing unit, rather than booking a hotel room, according to business expert Brian Ferdinand in a recently published article.Why? Because corporate housing units offer a multitude of benefits when compared with traditional hotels. Here’s a rundown on what you should know about corporate housing as you plan your upcoming trip.

What Is Corporate Housing Exactly?

In the recently published article, Brian Ferdinand, the managing partner of SoBeNY and its parent company, CorpHousing Group, explains that corporate housing units are essentially temporary lodges that are fully furnished. For instance, they come with all of the essential items you need to live comfortably while away from home, ranging from appliances to furniture, bedding, towels, and dishes.

However, corporate housing is also serviced housing, meaning it comes with the types of amenities you’d expect in a hotel. For instance, you may take advantage of housekeeping services to keep your living space clean and organized during your stay.

Corporate housing is additionally available for both shot-term visits and long-term visits. So, whether you plan to be away from home for a couple of weeks or a couple of months, a corporate housing provider can easily meet your needs. In fact, research shows that the average corporate housing stay is close to 80 nights. What’s great about corporate housing is that it is more cost efficient than hotels are, so a lengthy stay in a corporate housing unit will be far easier on the wallet than a stay in a traditional hotel would be.

Finding the Right Corporate Housing Unit

Once you’ve decided to book a corporate housing unit, you’ll need to figure out what type of corporate lodging would best meet your needs. For example, would you prefer a single-family home, or could you use a condo? In addition, you’ll need to determine where you’ll be spending most of your time during your trip and choose a corporate home that is relatively close to it. For instance, if you’ll be giving presentations downtown, consider renting a corporate housing unit in or near that business district.

A corporate housing provider can assist you in choosing the most appropriate place for your needs. After all, being paired with the ideal property from the start will help to set an excellent foundation for the remainder of your trip.