Factors including the rise of the sharing economy within travel, record industry occupancy and improved communication from extended-stay brands have led to corporates to look towards extended-stay more than ever, rather than just considering for relocations and temporary assignments.

This article in Business Travel News discusses how the bigger upscale and midscale extended stay brands are citing increased consumer education and communication as key when working with today’s corporate travel managers, and quotes extensively the market leaders Hyatt Hotels’ Hyatt House brand and its HyStay Portal, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton.

In the midscale segment, InterContinental Hotels Group’s Candlewood Suites tops the scores, Marriott International’s TownePlace Suite at second and Extended Stay America close behind.

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