From Hotels, Apartments to Corporate Housing: They’re All Going ‘Personal’

One vital factor that can lead to the success of your assignee working on foreign soil is that his temporary housing accommodations must feel like a second home. It doesn’t matter if he relocated by himself, or brought his family with him. His current digs should be a sanctuary where he can unwind, relax, and breathe. After hours of overcoming challenging work pressure and networking with VIP’s and employees alike, he has to feel the freedom to finally be himself.

This is one reason why every hospitality and housing structure designed for tourists, visitors, and long-staying expatriates is now introducing a bit of the personal into their design. Luxurious amenities, high-tech features, and a classy look will bring in that sense of privilege that comes as a reward after all that hard work. But a touch of seeming ownership by personalizing elements and amenities can help him reconnect to himself and recharge. Posh places make them see and relish the best that money can buy; a more personal approach can inspire them to look inside and realize the best in  themselves.

Some hotels offering short-term stays for expatriate executives or foreign specialists are tailoring the features to make the accommodations appear like private homes. The interior designs can reflect the tenant’s cultural leanings like Oriental rugs, minimalist Japanese windows, or the the bright colors of a Latin American visual.

The functionality of the room or suite will also be based on the tenant’s lifestyle habits; a mini-gym can be built for the sports buff while a space can be converted into a small library for the studious. These small efforts make the assignee feel that he is a dweller, and not a visitor, of his current place of relocation.

The more innovative corporate housing companies have gone even further to make the assignee feel truly welcome and integral to his surroundings. California Corporate Housing starts from the amenities. The tech-savvy have their own Amazon Echo which plays music, news reports, and sock tips at the tenant’s command. Nature and health lovers are in for a naturopathic treat with first-class aromatherapeutic skin care products stocked up in the bathroom.

The entire design of one housing unit can be converted into a recreation of an event, destination, or hobby that the assignee loves. In one such case, furniture, wall paint, and other accessories created a ‘Wimbledon-style’ apartment for the assignee who was a devoted fan of one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.

With assignees wanting to be able to reconnect with their roots while they are trying to blend into a new community, more personalized accommodations will become increasingly popular. It wouldn’t be surprising if assignees start looking for companies that can turn a standard, comfortable unit into a mirror reflecting their dreams aspirations, and best selves.