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Corporate Housing by Housing Helpers Colorado

Corporate Housing Makes Extended Travel More Comfortable

Salespeople, engineers, managers and other business people frequently come to Colorado to support customers, negotiate contracts and work with colleagues in other offices. While hotels can provide convenient lodging for short business trips, many travelers prefer more permanent accommodations when traveling for periods of weeks or months at a time.

It can be difficult to rent an apartment for business trips of weeks to a few months. Most landlords require lease durations of between 6 months and 2 years. Once you have rented an apartment, you must find furniture and provide linens and cookware. In addition, you must transfer utilities into the name of either your company or the employee who will stay in the apartment. This creates an incredible amount of work and is infeasible for short trips.

Corporate housing provides the right combination of price and features to make business travelers comfortable on long trips. It is less expensive than a hotel, but lets travelers move in with only a suitcase full of clothes. The landlord provides linens, housewares, cookware, dishes, and maintains utilities, including high-speed internet and cable television.

Many people who travel for weeks at a time miss having a kitchen; while eating at restaurants can be fun as a novelty, travelers often long for the ability to eat in privacy. Corporate housing provides extended stay travelers with a full kitchen and all the amenities that make them comfortable preparing meals and stocking their favorite foods for a long stay.

Corporate housing fills the space between hotels and apartments. It provides all amenities and lets your employees move in with just their clothes but costs less than a hotel. It also provides a level of comfort for long-term stays that hotels can’t match. In addition to using corporate housing for long-term business trips, many companies rent and maintain furnished apartments for whichever employee is in town on a particular day.

Housing Helpers provides corporate housing throughout Colorado.  Our corporate apartments and homes are thoughtfully furnished and designed to insure a comfortable and convenient stay for business travelers and those in need of temporary housing.  For more information on booking corporate housing with Housing Helpers call 303-545-6000.

 

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Business travelers turn to corporate housing for extended stays

Business travel can be a weary adventure. Long meetings, cranky clients, and nerve-wracking networking can make a business person tired and want nothing more than to stretch out in a comfy bed in a luxurious living space and relax. The problem with this notion is that often when corporate travelerss return to their living quarters, it’s to an extended stay hotel space that is anything but luxurious. When traveling next on business, consider the option of corporate housing instead.

It’s true. corporate housing can offer quite a pleasing respite to weary business travelers who are accustomed to an otherwise stuffy, cramped, and the basic efficiencies style of many extended stay hotels.

Corporate housing usually offers 75% or more of overall square footage in living space, providing plenty of room to spread out and relax.  Corporate apartments and corporate rentals come fully furnished and ready to move in, with all the basic utilities included, as well as cable television and high speed internet service.  Most corporate housing options will also provide high quality cookware, housewares, linens, and home electronics. Although with most business travelers arriving fully equipped with a smartphone, tablet, and laptop, the home electronics may actually be superfluous.

Another often overlooked benefit that corporate housing offers is variety of locations.  Corporate housing can be located anywhere that you would find residential housing which includes apartments, condos, and homes for rent.

Business travelers can choose to live in a quiet residential neighborhood with amenities such as parks, trails, recreation centers, shopping, and dining- as opposed to busy (and often noisy) commercial areas located on major highways where most extended stay hotels are located.   The residential setting of corporate housing alone can be the difference that allows the extended stay travelers to feel more at home, more relaxed, and yes even more productive.

Corporate housing is ideal for business travelers in need of temporary housing, but it’s also perfect if you are waiting for a new home to be built, displaced from your home due to insurance related damages, seeking short term vacation rentals, executive housing, and more.

The next time any of these needs arise, consider the corporate housing option over the extended stay hotel for maximum comfort, convenience, and that temporary home sweet home you desire.

Housing Helpers has been providing quality corporate housing in Colorado including Denver, Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood, Golden, and Nevada. We offer high quality and fully furnished corporate apartments, condos, and executive rental homes backed by superior customer service. Visit the corporate housing section of our website today for more information. We would love to hear from you!

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Short term rentals in Boulder

Boulder attracts short term visitors from all over the globe, with it’s scenic beauty, recreational abundance, and a thriving local economy anchored by the University of Colorado.   We receive calls and emails every day at our Boulder Housing Helpers office from folks looking fir short term rentals to spend anywhere from a month or longer to explore Boulder.

From students looking for a semester long rental to professionals searching to purchase a home in the area, short term rentals in Boulder serve many purposes.  Some are surprised when we tell them about all of the different uses that our short term rental serve.   So I  thought I’d dedicate this post to outline some of the many “uses” that we have provided short term rentals in Boulder over the years.  Perhaps some may surprise you too!

  • Vacation Rentals– who wouldn’t enjoy staying in a spacious apartment, condo, or home while on a vacation in Boulder?  It can make all the difference when you’re looking to really experience the vibe of a City versus staying in a hotel room on the edge of town.  It’s also useful if you want to get the in-laws out of your basement when they decide to “visit” for three months!!
  • Insurance Housing- Also sometimes referred to as disaster housing, this is any housing requirement that is a result of a insurance claim- think fire damage, frozen pipes, floods, etc.  Unfortunately we’ve seen more of this need lately in Colorado due to folks losing their homes to wildfires.  It’s never easy seeing people in desperate need for housing but always feels good when we can provide some relief and comfortable place to stay while they rebuild their lives.
  • Relocation Housing– thousands of people relocate to Colorado every year, many of them choose a short term rental while in transition to their new permanent home.  Some in the industry refer to this as transitional housing, or interim housing.  Whatever you call it, we think it’s a great way to bridge the gap between homes.
  • Corporate Housing– Companies utilize short term rentals all the time. Whether it be for contract workers coming in to work on a project for a few months, or new employees transferring to the area- a corporate apartment is a great asset that can save companies a ton of money over traditional hotels or extended stays.
  • Intern Housing– See “Corporate Housing” above.  We’ll have an entire post dedicated to this one later, but basically company’s have intern programs (typically in the summer months) where they bring smart kids in from all over the country to work/learn at their facilities in hopes that they may recruit some of them when they get out of school.
  • Students/Grad Students/University Faculty Housing- Most rental leases in Boulder run twelve months, August through July.  This makes it a challenge for anyone tied to the academic semester at the University of Colorado- which is August through December, and January through May.  Luckily we set aside a number of our short term rentals for the University of Colorado to utilize for semester long leases.   They can be a real life saver for CU students and faculty alike that just cant commit to a one-year lease.
  • Travel Professionals– It’s amazing how the travel industry has grown to embrace the short term apartment rental industry.  We get calls from travel agents booking plans for their customers to stay in our furnished apartments in Boulder all the time.
  • Movie/Film/Entertainment industry– Ever wonder where the Cirque De Sole performers stay when they are in town for a couple months performing under the big top?  You don’t?  Oh right that’s just me that thinks about that stuff while most are wondering how that guy is balancing on the top of a fifteen foot ladder with one hand.   Well many of them stay in short term rentals.  It’s an economical choice and they have plenty of room to stretch out- literally.
  • Government Housing– Good old Uncle Sam needs housing too.  The government is the largest employer in the country.  As such they have lots of folks coming and going all across this land.  Many of them are on long term assignments for several months or more.  They have something called “per diems” -a fancy way of saying “budget”.  This how much they can spend on their housing per day.  Fortunately short term rentals usually fit the bill while as they tend to be less costly then hotel rates.
  • Military Housing- Very similar to government housing, with obvious higher concentrations around major military bases and lots of times the entire family is traveling with them.

There a plethora of options on the internet for short term rentals in Boulder.   So you might be wondering- “with all these options for short term rentals in Boulder how do I choose one?”  Well I’m glad you asked!  We suggest you start by narrowing your search to a reputable company, ideally a local company that has strong roots in the Boulder community with the initials “HH” .  But in all seriousness, there are professional short term rental providers and there are folks trying to pass off a room with a dirty mattress on the floor as corporate housing.  And even worse, there are lots of scammers out there trying to con you out of your money.

Verify, verify, and verify again before you send anyone a dime for their housing.  Check to see if they have references.  Check to see if they are a certified corporate housing provider member- CHPA.   A Professional Corporate Housing Provider adheres to minimum standards and a code of ethics to provide quality short term rentals to business travelers as well as individuals in need of short term rentals.   This means that when you rent a corporate apartment in Boulder from a CHPA member you can rest assured that you have made a good decision.

If we can help you narrow down your search for short term rentals in Boulder that would be wonderful.  We especially love introducing people to this beautiful City for the first time and helping them discover the magic of Boulder!

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