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The New “Guest Experience” In Temporary Living

Corporate housing has grown in popularity over the past few years. Executives decided that they did not want to live out of a suitcase any longer; they wanted to have a place to call home when they needed to be close to the office. V-Suites corporate housing offers renters luxury, flexibility, and cleanliness. Today, we are proud to say that our apartments are located in 35 locations across the United States, enabling us to cater to more people and offer them the luxury experience they deserve. We have taken steps to ensure that we have a deep understanding of the varied needs of our renters, and, as a result, we meet their needs without them having to ask. The V-Suites experience is unrivaled anywhere else in the travel industry; we combine sophistication with comfort in a way that surpasses our clients’ needs and expectations.

Guests receive white-glove treatment when they stay in a V-Suites apartment. Our pristine reputation and an unrelenting dedication to residential luxury has put customer service at the forefront of our organization. Consequently, we won the ‘Customer Service Department of the Year’ award for 2016 at the American Business Awards, an achievement which makes us very proud.

You might be wondering what your V-Suites experience might look like due to the pandemic, and we are here to tell you that there will be no reduction in the level of luxury you will experience. Our goal is for your transition between home and your temporary accommodation to be as seamless as possible. When you are staying at a V-Suite complex, the white gloves never come off.

Our commitment to cleanliness

The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the need for stringent hygiene standards more than ever. We have always been proud of our commitment to cleanliness; our guests have commented time and time again about how clean our premises are. Many of our clients are reaching out to us for more information about apartment inspections and cleaning processes, and we want to assure them that our highest priority is to keep our clients and guests safe at all times. While cleaning protocols previously operated behind the scenes, we are aware that individuals want to know what our cleaning procedures are, and how often they are carried out.

We can assure you that all members of the V-Suites team wear personal protective equipment when inside apartments. According to a World Health Organization-backed study, the wearing of personal protective equipment such as masks may reduce the spread of COVID-19 by as much as 85 percent. As a result, we are committed to wearing PPE to keep our premises sanitary.

We are also following stringent cleaning procedures as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure that every apartment is sanitary. As a further precaution to protect our guests, there will be a three-day window between previous guests and new guests moving into each apartment. By wearing personal protective equipment, strictly following CDC cleaning guidelines to disinfect our facilities, and leaving three days between new apartment arrivals, we can assure our guests that their health is not at risk when they stay with us.

When you first arrive at your apartment, we provide welcome amenity items such as dishwasher detergent and liquid dish soap to help you keep your space clean in-between the weekly maid service visits. As stated above, be assured that our team will wear personal protective equipment when they clean your apartment to reduce the spread of germs.

Reducing touch and interaction

We have actively been implementing ways to provide our current and prospective guests with everything they need, but in a safe way that avoids human contact, to reduce the spread of the virus. In the face of adversity, we are getting creative with our solutions. Our virtual tours help guests learn more about our apartments from the comfort of their phone or computer. Contactless deliveries are also being implemented to reduce person-to-person contact and keep our guests and the V-Suites team safe. We are committed to following social distancing guidelines by limiting close contact with others, as advised by the Center for Disease Control.

One of the benefits of corporate housing over hotels is that interactions with others are already reduced, even before the pandemic began. Because our apartments have their own kitchen amenities, there will be fewer staff visits than there would be in a hotel, where occupants are increasingly relying on room service in the wake of the pandemic. Easy access to kitchen amenities means that you can prepare your own meals safely, without interacting with others. There is no need to grab a coffee from Starbucks when you can use your coffee machine and the premium coffee packets we provide. Forget the tedious runs to the store for those extra necessities that you might have forgotten to bring with you. Our commitment to luxury corporate living means that your needs are catered for when you stay in one of our apartments.

New forms of comfort

A focus on cleanliness does not have to mean a reduction in comfort. The V-Suites team regularly discusses new ways to make our guests comfortable during their stay with us. While comfort used to mean upgraded pillows or extra bedsheets, a sterile environment is the most comforting thing of all to both our guests and our committed team members at this unprecedented time.

V-Suites was founded to provide corporate travelers with a luxury home-like atmosphere with all the amenities you could need to live where opportunity takes you. The coronavirus pandemic has placed renewed emphasis on cleanliness and hygiene, and we want to assure our guests that our number one priority is their safety and comfort.

We pride ourselves on a true dedication to our guests through award-winning customer service. If you have any questions, please do get in touch with us, and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you. We hope to hear from you soon.

 

Detroit Weekend Guide

Detroit Weekend Guide

Detroit is not just Motown and the auto industry. Scratch the surface, and you’ll find a city that, despite taking some heavy hits, just can’t be kept down. Innovation and renovation, being proud of the past and excited for the future, taking chances and making changes, and having a love for three home teams – all that and more lies at the heart of this city’s comeback.

Getting to there is a breeze. As home to Detroit Metro Airport, flying in means you’re landing in one of two main terminals, and are able to use shuttles and extra-wide moving walkways to get from the plane to baggage. You can choose between being picked up by family and friends, or travel to your destination by bus, limo, taxi, or shuttle.  In the city proper, there are light-rail/streetcar systems, trains, and bike share/rental services, too. The only thing you have to do is go wherever your heart takes you.

Things to do

Downtown is bike-friendly and pedestrian friendly, and you won’t have any trouble finding your needs fulfilled during your stay. The choice is truly yours – from historical sights to family destinations, honorary colleges like Wayne State to the best medical care at Detroit Medical Center, to delicious food and the hottest clubs – you’ll find it all in this bustling city.

Take your shot with The Red Wings or at the NCAA March Madness Tournament at Little Caesars Arena, or roar like a Tiger opening day at Comerica Park. Discover the science behind Pixar at the interactive exhibit at The Henry Ford, or if you feel Lady Luck is on your side, take a gamble at MotorCity, Greektown, or MGM Grand casinos. Take a cruise along the Detroit Riverfront, take a stroll in the butterfly gardens of Gabriel Richard Park, and satisfy your taste buds at Greenwich Time Pub, Central Kitchen & Bar, or Woodward Coney Island. In Detroit, the choices are endless.

 

Contact V-suites about our Detroit weekend guide or corporate housing

V-Suites is thrilled to offer fully furnished short-term corporate housing rentals in several communities in the heart of Detroit. We welcome you to stay awhile! For information on locations and Preferred Employer benefits, please, contact Detroit Regional Sales Manager Jill Partaka.

Maverick Apartment Community Highlight

The Maverick Apartment Community

There’s a reason why the North Loop is one of the sought-after neighborhoods in Minneapolis – and it’s not just because of the Walkscore. It’s about the games at Target Fields and the long walks along the riverfront. It’s enjoying social events and finding the perfect produce at Whole Foods. It’s the staples, like the amazing food at Spoon and Stable, a nightcap at Monte Carlo or Marvel Bar, and finding the perfect gift at Askov Finlayson. In the North Loop, it’s truly all about you.

The amazing location is just one of many reasons why Maverick is the perfect apartment community for short-term housing needs. Promising to be as “independent, adventurous, and limitless” as their residents, Maverick is all about amenities, ambiance, and accessibility. Their luxurious apartments, lofts, and townhomes have incredible views of downtown Minneapolis, the Mississippi, and Grand Belt sign.

Maverick’s Rustically chic accents and a strong desire to promote and show love to local artists make the interiors of this pet-friendly community so unique. Gear walls and bottle openers can be found in every apartment home, and Hygge and West Wallpaper by Askov Finlayson can be found throughout the community. Offering a variety of eclectic styles and spaces, Maverick has everything from studios to multi-level townhomes, with cozy fireplaces, inspiring kitchens, and relaxing master bedrooms.

At the Maverick, it’s all about carving out your space – not only for yourself but your guests and visitors as well. The amenity spaces invite you to work, play, and relax – and not necessarily in that order. Handling business isn’t a chore with access to a coffee bar and work areas. Hosting clients is a pleasure with access to the Skyview Terrance Lounge, which features private dining areas and a demo kitchen. Finding tranquility and working up a sweat is as easy as stepping into the outdoor yoga lawn or the twenty-four-hour fitness center. Entertaining your friends is as simple as inviting them to the outdoor dip spa pool, lounging on the sundeck terrace, challenging them to a game in the lounge area, or firing up the grill for a barbecue.

V-Suites is honored to be a “Maverick” and offer fully furnished short-term housing at this fantastic community. For additional information about this community and Preferred Employer benefits, please, contact: Brittany Herrington, Regional Sales Managerbherrington@v-suites.com.

Things To Do Spotlight – Minneapolis North Loop

As the fastest growing neighborhood in Minneapolis, The North Loop is a vibrant neighborhood adjacent to Downtown Minneapolis. Praised by national publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Thrillist, and Fodor’s as being a hip neighborhood favored by all, this area is developing and expanding, and shows no signs of slowing down.

The North Loop is home to the Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves, Target Field, and General Mills, and has become a beacon to creative businesses and technology firms. Praised by Bike Score as being the #3 bicycling city by Bicycling Magazine, the area is easily navigated, and residents who make their home in The North Loop will find dining, entertainment, and shopping is just steps from their front door.

With a history of being a shipping hub, The North Loop is full of antiquity and culture. Businesses are utilizing and revitalizing old warehouses to create office spaces that provide those work there the ability to easily get to and from work, and have access to neighborhood amenities. Residents from all over the Twin Cities flock to this compelling location. From artists to empty nesters, The North Loop has become the place to go when looking for an edgy, entertaining place to live, work, and play.

Foodies can frequent the local Minneapolis Farmers Market for fresh, organic produce, and can enjoy a meal prepared by the chef at the highly recommended Spoon and Stable. Nature lovers can visit the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is available, which offers 72 miles of peaceful riverfront, perfect for fishing, boating, canoeing, and hiking. Those who want to shop-until-they-drop can pop into award-winning mini department store MartinPatrick3, and splurge at Mall of America. Culture absorbers and art enthusiasts can soak it all in at The Mill City Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Weisman Art Museum.

Cool vibes, hip hot spots, inventive restaurants, fashion and design shops… No wonder the late, Minneapolis-born artist Prince said, “I like Hollywood. I just like Minneapolis a little bit better.”

Clients looking for short-term housing with V-Suites can find it at Maverick – a luxury community that is all about amenities, ambiance, and accessibility. For more information, please, contact:

Brittany Herrington — Regional Sales Manager

bherrington@v-suites.com
(248) 406-5148

Community Spotlight – Current at the Banks

Heralded as the #8 destination on the “52 Places to Go in 2018” New York Time’s list, Cincinnati is a city that offers a little something for everyone. Whether it’s enjoying a Cincy-style chili cheese coney dog, rooting for the Reds at Great American Ball Park, petting sharks at the Newport Aquarium, or stopping off for a pint of locally-crafted beer at Arnold’s Bar & Grill, this city epitomizes adventure and applauds exploration.

Finding the best short-term housing in downtown Cincinnati can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a stack of needles. Residents deserve the best of everything, including location, amenities, and apartment features. That is why V-Suites offers fully-furnished apartments at Current at the Banks, a unique, trendy community that provides a premier location, exceptional service, and designer interior finishes.

This pet-friendly, Silver LEED community offers the perfect combination of exclusivity and openness, and believes in catering to the needs of residents with the most discerning tastes. Every apartment home offers panoramic views of the Ohio River, Great American Ballpark, or downtown Cincinnati. Polished chrome fixtures, contemporary kitchens, generously sized master bedrooms, and luxurious bathrooms come standard. Residents can enjoy a plethora of Concierge Services, including dog walking, dry cleaning, grocery deliver acceptance, and package delivery. There is also the peace of mind in knowing Current at the Banks is a controlled access building that offers secured, underground parking and requires key-fob entry.

There is no shortage of entertainment to be found, not only within the city, but at home as well. The clubroom provides an equally recreational and relaxing space, and includes billiards, poker, large screen televisions, and a fully equipped entertaining kitchen. Work is easily completed in the Business Center, the Fitness Center caters to your schedule with 24- hour access, and the outdoor, rooftop pool and grilling area offers the perfect place to entertain family and guests.

V-Suites has found the needle within the stack of needles at this downtown Cincinnati community, and offers short-term, fully furnished corporate suites. To learn more about this location and booking, please, contact:

Angela Thurman – NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER

amialky@v-suites.com
(513) 814-4594