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Why Corporate Housing Is the Best Option for Your Company’s Housing Needs

August 5, 2020
woman working in corporate housing

Finding temporary corporate housing is a logistical puzzle that every project-based company needs to solve from time to time. Whether your business is in construction, film & production, finance, technology, your on-site employees and partners need a place to stay while your project runs its course. 

But finding a flexible option is challenging. And finding one that can improve your employee’s quality of life is even harder.

Corporate housing is a solution that gives your company a powerful tool to improve guest experiences for employees, partners, and other VIPs to your business. Having a functional space that your employees can use for short-term stays, events, and projects can improve their satisfaction, productivity, and promote collaboration.

Corporate housing is the most straightforward way to handle your employees’ housing needs. Your corporate housing provider will work with you to help you find your employees appropriate housing on site. 

Furnished Suites, Hotels, or Airbnb Rentals for Corporate Housing?

Hotels may be the industry standard, but they often fall short when it comes to their accessibility and flexibility. And if you’re planning for a longer stay, your company may need a more cost-effective option.  Meanwhile, Airbnb offers flexible experiences, but the quality of that experience may vary depending on the host. 

Consistency

Consistency is one of the biggest challenges with Airbnb. Each host may have their own standards and regulations which can impact your employees, partners, and VIPs.

DelSuites standardized furnished suites guarantee your employees the same conditions every time. Each suite is based on industry standards, features a predictable design, and we service them all according to our internal cleaning procedures. This level of consistency ensures a predictable experience for everyone involved.

Fluctuating Prices 

Airbnb and hotel rentals are generally intended for short stays in high-demand areas. Airbnb’s prices often fluctuate, making it difficult for you to budget. This isn’t an ideal fit for companies with sporadic projects that require some flexibility.

If you predict your project or expansion will take multiple months, furnished suites are a better option. Corporate housing suites are designed to be lived in for up to a year, or even longer. 

DelSuites even offers discounts for stays longer than six months, so it’s easy for you to get good value from our suites and adapt to changing project timelines.

Quality of Service

When you rent from an Airbnb, you are trusting a stranger to provide the right level of service. Your employees are a valuable asset to your company, and it’s important they have a safe and secure place to stay.

You may even need to relocate your employee should a host decide to stop renting their property during a longer stay. When it comes to corporate housing, you need a proven company that’s entire business is built around positive guest experiences.

DelSuites has decades of experience providing residential housing to clients visiting Toronto and the GTA. Our teams can help you find the right accommodations, provide recommendations for your neighborhood, and keep your company unit up to your standards.

COVID-19

The safety of your employees is a top priority. COVID-19 has only demonstrated the need for widespread sanitation practices. You may be putting your employees into an unsafe situation by housing them in at a hotel or Airbnb. 

Airbnb created a guideline for COVID-19 sanitation protocols, but it’s still up to the individual host to follow these guidelines. And with hotels, high turnover rates are another issue that could put your employees at risk.

DelSuites puts staff and guest safety above all else. We have strict social distancing and cleaning protocols that ensure rooms are kept clean, look presentable, and safe. 

Try DelSuites’ Customized Approach to Corporate Housing

corporate housing party room

Corporate housing isn’t just a reliable, consistent option for temporary rentals. Our Toronto furnished suites often provide higher standards than you can find in temporary rentals, especially for the same price. There are many advantages that your company can benefit from when it comes to corporate housing.

Livable Spaces

Corporate housing suites are designed to be lived in for relatively long periods, and are laid out, furnished, and serviced accordingly. Our rooms are always fully furnished and include a kitchen,  separate living area, and come with a workspace. They are self-contained units that we carefully designed to be as convenient to live in as possible. 

Your employees can use them as a living space, host meetings, work on projects, or as a getaway when they need a quiet space to focus.

Large Selection of Rooms

DelSuites provides your company with access to a large portfolio of corporate housing options. Our catalog includes studio apartments and one, two, and three-bedroom condos that are perfect for solo or business travelers, families, and VIPs.

In-Suite Kitchen

Are your employees tired of eating out? Every one of our units come with a fully-equipped kitchen. Your employees can cook their own meals from a space that feels like home, making it easier for them to relax and unwind.

Our bi-weekly cleaning service also ensures that your suite and kitchen is properly cleaned and sanitized.

Additional Unit and Building Amenities

DelSuites make a point of offering the same high-quality amenities with each one of our suites. Each room includes high-speed internet and a landline with local and North American long-distance calls. 

Our buildings also include additional amenities such as laundry, gyms, swimming pools, and more.

24/7 Security

We take our guests’ safety seriously. Most of our suites have built-in alarm systems to prevent break-ins. 

Every building also has 24-hour security, so you can be sure your employees and guests are safe.

VIP Options

Does your company need a corporate housing solution to impress VIPs? We have a selection of VIP suites for you to choose from. 

DelSuites will help you find the right unit, so you can focus on creating an exceptional experience for your VIPs.

A Second Home for Commuters

Your employees may need to regularly commute from one city to another for business. Corporate housing provides employees with a stable place to stay when they visit. 

This makes it easy for you to plan and schedule employee stays without worrying about customer service desks and other delays.

Multi-Use Rooms

It’s not uncommon for hotels and other temporary lodgings to restrict how you can use a space. Corporate housing allows you to use the area however you need. If your room is left vacant, you can still use it as an office, hold meetings, or events. 

DelSuites gives you complete control and flexibility over how you use the space.

Dedicated to Your Business

When you rent corporate housing from DelSuites, our inside sales team will handle all of the logistics. We handle the moving-in processes, reservations, and learn how your company operates to allow us to serve you better. 

We assign a dedicated account manager to your company to negotiate a housing budget that works for you. The account manager will make sure everything suits your needs, handle specific requests, and any escalations.

Investing in Corporate Housing Benefits Your Business

Corporate housing is a budget-friendly option that can reduce the amount your company spends on hotels, meal expenses, and other travel-related expenses. It also provides your employees with a consistent experience they can count on.

Investing in proper housing for your employees can improve their productivity and overall satisfaction. Keeping your employees’ well-being in mind will result in better returns for your business from the talented people that make it possible.

Locations That Suit You and Your Employees

DelSuites has locations all across Toronto and the GTA. If your company is starting a project anywhere near Toronto, we almost certainly have corporate housing suites conveniently close to your work site.

We choose the locations for our suites carefully, with your employees in mind. We carefully position our suites near schools and other conveniences, with safe neighborhoods in mind. Our goal is for our locations to be conveniently located in proximity to the workplace, and be good locations for your employees’ families. 

Create a Customized Corporate Housing Plan With DelSuites

When it comes to choosing Toronto corporate housing, it’s crucial to select a well-established housing company. Housing is a serious investment, and you want to make sure there are contingency plans in case things go wrong.

As a Tridel company, and a member of the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA), Corporate Employee Relocation Council (CERC), and Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—we have a deep understanding of industry best practices and use that knowledge to create exceptional guest experiences.

You can’t go wrong with a short-term rental by DelSuites. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today to see what a corporate housing suite can do for your business.

Relocation, Toronto Condos

Toronto student housing is closed for coronavirus–but your life can stay open

April 29, 2020

Toronto student housing has closed, but that doesn't have to shut down your Toronto life

COVID-19 cases are climbing in Ontario, and Ryerson University, the University of Toronto’s Victoria and University Colleges, and three Ottawa universities shut down their student residences last month to prevent the spread.

While that choice will save lives, it’s left some students juggling major decisions on top of adjusting to online classes. To find Toronto student housing or return to family homes where elderly relatives live? How to travel to hometowns in a hurry, and whether to temporarily walk away from their school year lives, including roommates, friends, and part-time jobs.

International or out-of-province students face travel restrictions that are changing regularly, the transmission risks of flying, how to pay for travel back home, or where to stay now that many international borders have closed.

Even students whose residences are still open are working out how to stick to social distancing guidelines with roommates and communal bathrooms.

If you’re a student coming back to Toronto after a university residence closure—or a student sticking with your Toronto life—a furnished short-term rental can help you safely self-isolate without giving up work, navigating borders, or the risk of exposing people you love.

Keep your daily routine stable

The transition from residence living to a short-term furnished rental is easy.

Our suites include everything a residence fee does—and more: housing, local and North American long distance calls (some areas excluded), broadband internet, laundry, cable TV packages, and all utilities.

If you packed last September for a furnished dorm room and meal plan, booking a fully furnished temporary rental suite lets you skip the stress of finding furniture, dishes, and cookware while non-essential stores are closed. All our suites have a fully stocked kitchen, laundry, and toiletries so you can stop searching for a pasta pot and focus on what’s important.

Our suites are run by professional property managers who know the ins and outs of the fuse box, common apartment problems, and how to get an emergency plumber if your toilet backs up at three a.m. Support staff are on call 24/7 to help you adjust to your new apartment and answer common questions.

And if your part-time job is still open, our multiple locations across the GTA let you stay close enough to skip the commute and avoid transit.

Keep your support network close

Suddenly moving out of residence doesn’t just shake up your sense of place; it splits up the people you rely on, and that’s hard during a crisis.

We have two-bedroom and family-sized units available to let you stick with your roommates and friends and keep your support networks solid. You don’t have to worry about feeling sick far from family or isolating in a newer city. Separate bedrooms with doors and multiple bathrooms let you self-isolate from roommates if someone has symptoms—without leaving each other alone.

Keep costs down

To help during this pandemic, we’re offering major discounts on our suites to keep them affordable on a student budget. We’ve priced a two- or three-bedroom suite, right for sharing, at only a few dollars more per night than many university residence plans.

We’re also making our stays flexible: You can cancel anytime up to your check-in, in case your plans change. You can extend your stay easily if your summer sublet falls through, and because there’s no long-term lease, it’s much easier to substitute another friend into your second bedroom if a roommate has to move out.

Toronto student housing that works for you

Book through our website or email Info@delsuites.com for more information on how we can help you finish the school year safely, affordably, and together. We’ll do our best to help you find the easiest transition from residence to temporary home.

Lifestyle talk, Relocation

Things To Do Before You Move: A Checklist

November 1, 2019
things to do before you move

Relocating is a complicated process, so this list will help you to keep everything organised. 

When you are moving home, there are a lot of things to remember. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of this process, it’s easy to forget important steps. There are many things you need to do when you are leaving an old house and moving into a new one. 

 

So, we have put together a moving checklist that you can use to make sure that you have covered everything necessary when relocating. 

Things To Do Before You Move

  • Notify everyone who needs to know that you have changed your address. This includes the Post Office (so they can redirect your mail), your bank, the voter registrar, the department of taxation, your insurance company, your magazine subscriptions, your friends and family and any others. 
  • Stop any services to your old address, including magazine or newspaper subscriptions, telephone, electricity, water, gas and internet. 
  • Disconnect the washing machine and drain the water. 
  • Defrost the fridge and drain the water. 
  • Call your gas and electricity companies and ask them to disconnect the fittings from the supply. 
  • Remove your fittings and fixtures from the walls. 
  • When packing, make a small bag to take with you. Use this bag to carry your ID, your tickets, your passports and other important documentation so that they are not accidently packed. 
  • In this bag that you take with you, also pack important and irreplaceable items such as legal documents, insurance papers, taxation papers, birth certificates, etc. 
  • Make sure that you aren’t packing any dangerous items that should not be transported, including bleach products, kerosene, cleaning fluid, nail polish, aerosols, ammunition, partially used cans of paint and vegetable oils. You can either throw these items away, recycle them safely or give them to friends. 
  • If you are transporting valuable items such as jewellery, collectibles, paintings, antiques or furs you should get some transit protection for them. 
  • Avoid packing liquids such as perfumes and sauces, as they could break in transit and make a mess. 
  • Avoid packing perishable foods. If you can’t use up all of your perishable food before the move, consider donating it to a food shelter or giving it to friends. 
  • Make sure that the water heater, gas connections and main power are turned off before you leave the house for good. 
  • Think about whether you have any shoes at the repair shop, sporting goods at a club or school or clothes at the dry cleaner. 
  • Lock all of your windows and doors. 
  • Look over the house one more time in order to check for any belongings that the packing crew may have forgotten. Don’t forget to check in the basement, garage and attic. 
  • Give over the old house keys to the new owner or the agent. 

Print off this list and check it off as you go through your move – so that you can make sure that every detail is taken care of when relocating to your new home. 

Downtown Toronto Condos, Toronto Condos, Uncategorized

Delsuites Offers Convenient Accommodation During Home Renovations

September 27, 2019

Renovating your home? Get out of the dust and noise and into a furnished Toronto apartment rental.

If you are currently undergoing a renovation on your home, there are a lot of advantages to vacating the property while the work is going on. You may want to stay put, but sticking around during a renovation can be stressful and can delay the progress.

Why You Should Find Accommodation During Home Renovations

Here are some of the reasons to find somewhere else to stay during a remodel:

– Although rentals do cost extra money, it can also cost money if you stay at home and you are in the way. Many contractors will charge more for projects where clients stay in the house, as this can slow down the construction process and cause additional cleanup costs.
– If the remodel is extensive (for example, if the roof or walls will be removed), the contractor may need to turn off your electricity, heating or air conditioning – which will make your home unlivable.
– The noise caused by home renovations can be stressful for cats and dogs. There is a greater likelihood that they will escape via a door or window left open.
– There will be loud noises, plenty of dust and non-functioning bathroom facilities. This can make your home very unpleasant to live in during the renovation.
– You may be paying contractors by the hour. If you end up in long conversations with them, you will end up paying more for the project. It’s better to let them do their work uninterrupted and check in occasionally.
– If the kitchen is being renovated, you face the option of eating out in restaurants or eating processed, microwaved meals for several weeks or months. This is neither affordable nor healthy.

Also, just being involved in the day to day action of a remodeling project can be draining. There’s something nice about being able to escape to clean and quiet accommodation during renovations. You can let the contractors do their job and then return home to a beautifully remodeled home.

Delsuites: The Ideal Temporary Accommodation During Home Renovations

Delsuites is a highly advantageous option. It’s much more comfortable than trying to live in a home that has become a construction site. We offer temporary furnished apartments that can be rented by the day, week or month and can be your home away from home during your remodeling project.

Your furnished apartment will be professionally decorated and will have all of the amenities you need for comfort and convenience,. It will even include a fully equipped kitchen, coffee makers, dinnerware, linens and much more. It doesn’t feel like a hotel room, it feels much more like a home.

These serviced condominiums are located in 20 locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Locations include Mississauga, Scarborough, Downtown, Midtown and Etobicoke. So, you’re sure to find an option that is close to your home and workplace.

Also, Delsuites offers advantageous prices and special discounts for longer stays. In other words, it will often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel for a comparable amount of time.

To learn more about our apartments and what we have to offer, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Business Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation Travel

Tips for Packing Your Bags Without Stress

September 6, 2019

Packing your bags with everything you need for a trip, without bringing too much, can be a challenge.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of saying, “I’ll bring this along, just in case.” Before you know it, you have a suitcase that is overflowing with “just in case” items and is impossible to carry. Bringing an over-packed bag with you can actually make your vacation more stressful. You’ll struggle to drag it around and you’ll have to pay more in excess baggage fees.

However, with a few tips you can reduce the amount of stuff you bring with you and make packing a lot less stressful. Here are our helpful tips for packing your bags:

Packing Your Bags, The Smart Way

– Buy a smaller bag. We have a tendency to fill whichever bag or backpack we bring with us, so choosing a smaller bag will force you to be more minimal.
– Packing cubes are your best friend. They will allow you to organize your clothes according to category (pants, shirts, underwear, etc.) Then, you can bring out only the cube you need rather than having to unpack your entire bag.
– Choose clothing from lightweight but high-performance fabrics like merino wool, which will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
– When traveling in an unpredictable climate, bring multiple layers rather than one large coat. Bring your bulkiest coat on the plane so you don’t have to squeeze it into your luggage.
– Make sure that everything mixes and matches. All your tops should be able to be worn with all your bottoms. If not, it’s not worth bringing.
– Bring along items that do double duty. For example, a sarong can be used as a shawl, a swimsuit cover-up, a towel, a scarf and a blanket. A pair of dressy flip flops can be worn to the beach as well as out to a restaurant in the evening.

Packing cubes are your best friend!


– Stick with neutral colours so that everything will match, then add visual interest with scarves and accessories.
– You only need to pack enough clothes for 7 days, even if you are traveling for months at a time. You’ll simply need to wash them at your accommodation (if you’re in a furnished apartment with laundry) or find a laundromat once per week.
– Roll your clothing rather than folding it. Your clothes will take up less room and will look less wrinkled when you unpack them.
– Roll your socks and underwear into balls and place them inside your shoes. Why waste the space within the shoes?
– Don’t bother bringing toiletries you know your hotel or apartment will offer, or that you will be able to buy cheaply in your destination.
– Pack the heavier items at the bottom of your suitcase, as this will make it easier to roll your bag. Also, it will be less likely to tip over.

Last but not least, consider making a list of everything you packed and actually used on your trip. Next time you travel, you’ll be able to refer to your list and pack only the items you’ll need and nothing else.