This article in HRM Asia magazine discusses the issues when booking corporate accommodation, comparing hotels, homeshare options and serviced apartments in terms of safety, standards, cost, reliability and compliance with travel policies.

The writer positions serviced apartments as filling the space between hotels, which cater mainly to short stays, the traditional rental market which looks for longer-term tenants, and the experience Airbnb coupled with its unpredictability.

It considers the cost-saving benefits of cooking facilities and full-sized fridges, the ability to house a number of colleagues sharing some communal areas but allowing individual privacy, and the home-away-from-home experience coupled with reliable service.

It also discusses MetroResidences, an Airbnb-style platform for corporate clients that itself claims to occupy the space between homesharing and serviced apartments.

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