Anyone familiar with business travel knows how impersonal, generic and dull hotel rooms can be, but what if there was a way to make guests feel more at home, no matter where they are?
Vladimir Suàrez, the CEO and founder of Corporate Stays, saw this market gap and knew there was a better way. His brainchild, Corporate Stays was born. Corporate Stays integrates the best of both worlds by providing professionals and corporate travellers a more homey atmosphere that cannot be found in a hotel room.
How Does It Work?
Since 2008, the company has been changing and improving the business travel experience and has since grown to 80 employees across Canada. Their Signature Collection apartments are managed and maintained by a team of corporate housing experts with each suite furnished by Casa Suarez, Corporate Stays own home furnishings line. Each apartment’s decor contains zero traces of plastic, instead opting for solid, sustainable wood with FSC certification.
Located in prime locations in each city, such as Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto, these apartments contain luxury amenities from top-of-the-line exercise facilities to rooftop terraces. A qualified team of housing specialists assists guests in finding the ideal apartment for their needs, destinations and budgets.
Corporate Stays goes above and beyond the typical hotel experience by offering fully-furnished suites that are generally twice the size of a standard hotel room for half the price, complete with fully-equipped kitchens, a washer and dryer and the opportunity to live like a local anywhere. Customizable grocery services are also available to stock the kitchen for your arrival or shop throughout your stay, as is a full housekeeping service.
“Globally, a team of over sixty passionate corporate housing specialists and partners hand-pick and personally manage each property to ensure that guests are offered the very best. As a full-service corporate housing provider, Corporate Stays offers guests complimentary concierge services and worldwide guest support to provide travellers with the perfect place to stay while away from home.”
The company promises to do whatever it takes to ensure their guests are satisfied and if for some reason, they are unable to do so, guests get their first night free. The Best Rates Guarantee assures you receive the best rate when you book directly with them. If you find a lower publicly available rate anywhere else, Corporate Stays will match that rate plus give you an additional $50 back, which is absolutely unheard of for a big chain hotel! Another reason to opt for Corporate Stays over a big chain hotel, is that 1% of all their sales goes towards 1% For A Roof, a non-profit created by Corporate Stays that invests in housing projects in impoverished areas in South and Central America.
The best part: business travellers accustomed to Corporate Stay’s level of luxury and comfort can maintain it on their trips from coast-to-coast. Over the past year, Corporate Stays has expanded to other major hubs including Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax. In just five months, Corporate Stays’ Calgary team was able to break into the burgeoning market and add nine new buildings to its offerings. Their growth into Winnipeg has been just as expansive – those travelling to Manitoba for work can now book LXTX and The Spot, both located in Tuxedo Point. In Halifax, guests can book rooms at luxury properties such as The Roy, in the heart of downtown Halifax. Though Corporate Stays manages thousands of properties across Canada, guests can even take the experience globally, to properties in other destinations such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia.
As a result of their focus on launching apartments in ideal locations within cities to ensure that guests have the best and most authentic experience when staying with them, Corporate Stays is poised to become Canada’s Corporate Housing Leader.