V-Suites Receives Award for Outstanding Company Culture

Following a successful company re-brand and website launch, national corporate housing provider V-Suites, has once again been recognized as one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For.  Accepting this award for the third consecutive year, V-Suites prides itself on a company culture rich in passion, synergy, enthusiasm, and of course, some well-deserved fun.  Additionally, for the second year, V-Suites has also topped the list of Crain’s Cool Places to Work in Michigan.  Crain’s cites V-Suites’ pet-friendly environment, random plank breaks, and free employee stays as just a few of the reasons why the company has earned the number one spot on this year’s list.

“Coming from the hotel industry, I was amazed at how different the atmosphere and “team” structure was,” said V-Suites’ Director of Sales and Marketing, Sydney Nicholson.  “At V-Suites, we aren’t a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect each other and have a common goal of exceeding the expectations of our clients.”

Along with a unique office culture, V-Suites relies heavily on its team dynamic to achieve heightened client satisfaction on a large-volume scale. Differing from most corporate housing providers, V-Suites is able to accommodate large group projects, thanks to a team dedicated solely to group moves. From personal getaways to corporate accommodations for 50 or more, V-Suites caters to a range of industries nationwide and offers customized guest reservations through a seamless, streamlined process and 24-hour customer service.

In its most recent effort to improve upon guest experience, V-Suites has introduced welcome amenity boxes, given at the time of move-in and personalized to cater to each guest’s authentic interests.  As a tool to strengthen client relationships and encourage residents to feel at home, the team enjoys getting to know each guest and filling each welcome box with familiar items.  As a result, the company has already received tremendous feedback.

“V-Suites strives to service our employees and customers in every way imaginable,” said Derek Redman, Senior Director of V-Suites.  “Every experience is unique and special, and we take that very seriously. Our obsession with the experience, for both the employee and the customer, is what truly makes us the best.”

Top 5 things to do while living in Detroit corporate housing

Since offering Detroit corporate housing, we’ve seen the area resurge as a hip and upcoming location for both food and culture. According to an article by National Geographic, Detroit is “cheap” and “real.” They also coined Detroit as “America’s top “unexpected” food city.

V-Suites is ahead of the curve, offering our clients upscale relocation options in the heart of the city. While you’re in town, check out this list of things to do to maximize your extended stay in Detroit corporate housing.

1) Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA is, if nothing else, one of the most well kept and beautiful buildings in the midwest. If you are pressed for time, just walk in and take a look at the expansive murals painted by Diego Rivera depicting Detroit at the height of the Industrial Revolution. The detail is unmatched. Cézanne and Degas are also on display at the DIA. If time permits, check out their rotating exhibits that never disappoint. Another gem at the DIA is their restaurant. Don’t think cafeteria, this food is anything but.

2)  Sporting Events: Lions and Tigers and Wings – Oh my!

In any season, Detroit is a sports mecca, so be sure to catch a Tigers game and feel the vibe of downtown Detroit’s die hard fans. The stadium was built in 1999 but feels brand new. Downtown Detroit is it’s best when the Tiger’s fans roll into town. You can also catch a Red Wings hockey game or the Detroit Lions but there’s just no way you can stay in Detroit without getting a bite to eat at Hockeytown across from Tiger’s stadium!

3) Belle Isle

Commissioned by Frederick Law Olmsted, chief architect of New York City’s Central Park – Belle Isle is a beautiful way to spend an evening or weekend. The park can’t be beat in the Michigan summer, spring or fall. It features a private yacht club. A stroll or jog along Belle Isle reveals beautiful views of downtown Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. You can get there by crossing the MacArthur Bridge, which is about 3 miles east of Detroit’s downtown.

4) Greenfield Village

At Greenfield village there are over 80 acres brim with resourcefulness and ingenuity. 300 years of American innovation and ingenuity will not disappoint. The display of presidential cars, including the 1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine that John F. Kennedy was riding in when assassinated on November 22, 1963. The vehicle was rebuilt and used regularly by Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon.

Tour the lab where Thomas Edison had his lightbulb moment or the Wright Brother’s workshop. Take a ride in a real Model T or jump on a real steam-powered locomotive, and visit farm animals. Or “pull” glass with world-class artisans, watch 1867 baseball, and enjoy lunch from an 1830s menu. Journey into America’s past to discover inspiration for bringing innovation and imagination into your life today.

Spend $18 and take the “Rouge Factory Tour” to see the Ford F-150 truck’s assembly line and a set of classics like the 1965 Ford Mustang. In the summer, it’s smart to get a reservation for the tour. Dearborn is famous for it’s Middle Eastern food and culture – so check out Al-Ameer for a delicious and authentic meal on Warren Road.

5) Events: January’s Auto Show, August’s Woodward Dream Cruise or September’s International Jazz Fest

Of course timing is everything: Check out the following attractions according to Time magazine that are must dos: Detroit’s premier event is, of course, the North American International Auto Show, held each January — but that’s hardly the most appealing time to visit the Midwest. So unless you’re an auto-industry exec, advertiser or journalist, it’s better to visit Detroit in summer. Toward the end of the season, in August, you can catch the Woodward Dream Cruise, a one-day, multi-city celebration of the automobile, replete with parades, music and food. Or visit over Labor Day weekend for the annual Detroit International Jazz Festival.

No matter the length of your executive stay in Detroit corporate housing, at V-Suites, we aim to please. Ask us how we can make your stay more pleasurable and please comment below to add any other must-visit locations in Detroit. Thanks for reading and for choosing V Suites. We appreciate your business.

5 Reasons Why You Want to Rent a Short-Term Apartment

Whether you’re temporarily moving to a new city for a job or internship, you want to rest easy knowing this transition will be stress-free. Often times, hotels are the go-to solution, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only solution. Choosing to a rent short-term apartment can make all the difference in bringing you a little slice of home without the revolving bustle of hotel stay.

Here are a few reasons why renting a short-term apartment is the right solution for you and your new city:

It’s fully furnished. We mean it when we say, “all you need are clothes and a toothbrush.” A fully-furnished, short-term apartment has it all. Unlock the door to your new home complete with a living room, bedroom and dining room set. Feel like you never moved with HD cable TV, high speed wireless internet, cookware, and even complimentary dishwasher detergent and bathroom tissue.

There’s no need to sweat the small stuff. You deserve to focus on what matters — a fully-furnished apartment will allow you to devote more time to the reason you’ve relocated.

Believe it or not, it’s healthier for you. When you have the option of cooking your own food and getting groceries delivered to your doorstep, there’s no question as to why a short-term apartment is better suited for your long-term needs. Whip up your favorite meals like you would back home.

Included amenities make it more convenient. From fitness centers to pools, spas and on-site laundry, a short-stay apartment rental can have all the same amenities as a hotel and more. Some rentals offer in-home laundry machines, so there’s no unnecessary waiting. You can relax, watch TV, and toss in a load, all while enjoying the comfort of your own home.

Better for your wallet. Skip the bulk fees from extended hotel stays. There’s no need to pay on a per-night basis. Pay your rent up front and watch the savings roll in.

Pet friendly. Don’t stress about leaving your best buddy behind. Some short-term apartments will allow pets, so you can bring your furry pal to the big city. There doesn’t have to be a minute spent boarding or finding pet sitters.

When it’s all said and done, the question still remains: Can renting an apartment really be as easy as reserving a hotel? We’d like to think so. Start by connecting with us online. Then, choose your home, sign the lease and MOVE IN! It really is that simple. We hope to see you soon.

V-Suites Announces New Website Launch

Following a stellar year in business, national corporate housing provider, V-Suites announces the official launch of its’ new website and logo.  Named one of “Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” and also one of Crain’s “Cool Places to Work in 2016”, V-Suites is excited to deliver a new logo and website to enhance guest service and dynamically revamp the company’s former brand. With a launch date on April 3, 2017, visitors can expect the website to provide an advanced user experience, customized housing solutions, increased functionality, and much more.

“The chief objective with the website’s rebranding effort is to improve the company’s customer experience,” commented V-Suites’ Digital Media Manager, Stacey Janney.  “All of the V-Suites tools and customer resources will still be available along with a simplified search function allowing visitors to find the information they need quickly and easily. The redesigned website also offers a fresh new look and streamlined user interface.”

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