Exciting new things are happening at CorporateStays.com this Fall, not the least of which is the launch of our custom, and flexible program for owners and managers!
I had the chance to chat with Sara Bernardo, CorporateStays.com Regional Product Specialist, who acts as the intermediary between the company’s property owners and managers and its guests, finding one-of-a-kind properties in all of CorporateStays.com’ locations. Bernardo, who’s been in the industry for four years, knows a thing or two about exotic locales — counting Bali, Indonesia; Taormina, Italy; and Florianopolis, Brazil among her favourite travel destinations (who knows where CorporateStays.com will go next?!). Here’s what Sara had to say about the new and exciting opportunity for owners and managers.
To start, let’s just hear a bit about the program!
SB: Well, it seemed like a natural expansion — CorporateStays.com has been offering high-end rental and concierge services to guests for years now, and we’re always on the look out for new apartments for them to book. It just made sense to do the same for owners, and also be able to match the two up with exactly what they need. With the new program we can apply our expertise to the management side and offer a great service, taking care of the rental properties like we would our own. For our owners and managers, it’s about peace of mind!
Is it a one-size-fits-all solution?
SB: No, there are three levels of the program — Silver, Gold, and Platinum — that you can choose from depending on your needs as an owner. The marketing, maintenance and management services are different in all three, and exclusivity and commission varies too. If you are a PO who owns more than 10 properties, we can furnish them, manage them and add them to our Signature Collection. Our Signature properties get higher occupancy by guaranteeing the top level of design, furnishing and service.
What makes CorporateStays.com’ new program unique from others?
SB: CorporateStays.com is a young and dynamic team and we are committed to selecting the most beautiful and prestigious properties all around the world. We also deal with the best relocation companies. Eighty percent of our guests are corporate, and we deal also with movie production/entertainment companies, insurance companies, etc. So, to start, our experience in the business and level of service is tops. But the program goes further. For example, we offer complete set-up packages for Signature Collection owners, which includes the complete furnishing of your property with CorporateStays.com’ custom furniture line. That is very interesting and unique to the industry and it is perfect for investors who want to lease their properties right away to corporate clients.