Show us your mask !

At Murphy’s Corporate Lodging we have endured difficult challenges such as recessions and natural disasters like hurricanes and floods. Many of these events have impacted both our business and our staff, but we have collectively persevered by controlling what we can, primarily our ability to create a company culture of positivity as noted in our core values:

  • Be welcoming and engaging to all
  • Remain client focused
  • Do the right thing
  • Utilize proactive problem solving
  • Be result driven
  • Have fun

Our core values have been the key to remaining positive throughout every challenge we have endured. It has served us well and still continues to do so as we approach our 50 year anniversary of being in the business. Depending on our circumstances, fun can sometimes feel like the last thing we want to embrace. But, fun can be as simple as taking a picture of your mask.

Since masks have become a norm in our daily lives we want embrace it and have some fun with it. So from July 1-15th we want you to send us pictures of you in your mask! The more creative, the better! The more it matches your shirt, the better! The more bedazzled it is, the better!

How to enter: 

  • Click on our chat box at the bottom right hand corner.
  • Enter in your name and email to start the chat.
  • Attach a picture of you in your mask.

You can only enter M-F (8am-5pm) when our chat is active.

Winner will be contacted by email on the 20th of July.

Prizes: 

1st Place- Echo Dot

2nd Place- Murphy’s Sherpa Throw

3rd Place- Murphy’s 16oz Mug

Good luck and contact us if you have any questions! 

Contact-Free Meet and Greet

Meet and Greets are of great value as it is an easy no hassle way for the guest to gain access to the apartment community and locate their apartment.  As we continue to decrease the spread of COVID-19, Murphy’s has taken precautions to improve guest and employee health and safety.  We have instituted a Contact-Free Meet and Greet and have outlined the guidelines below.

  1. Murphy’s asks that only one guest meet our representative during the meet and greet. 
  2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Murphy’s will use PPE during the meet and greet process.  Murphy’s will also offer the guest complementary PPE (face mask and gloves) as an added safety precaution.  
  3. During the Contact- Free Meet and Greet, Murphy’s will be following these protocols: 
    1. Prior to the guest arrival – Murphy’s will arrive at the apartment, unlock the apartment door and disinfect the keys and touch points on the apartment door. 
    2. Guest Arrival- Murphy’s will escort/show the guest where the elevator is located and allow the guest to proceed to their apartment floor in the elevator alone.  
    3. Murphy’s will meet the guest on their floor level and continue to lead the guest to their apartment.
    4.  Murphy’s will always maintain a 6-foot distance. 

To schedule a meet and greet:

  • Fill out a form: Contact Us
  • “Leave us a message” at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • We are available by chat Monday-Friday (8-5).
  • Call us at: 800-845-1574
  • Email us at: info@corplodge.com

The Top 7 Benefits of Choosing a Furnished Apartment for Space to Work

While having a place to step away to during the day can provide a welcome change of scenery and a feeling of routine, there are many benefits to choosing a corporate apartment for space to work. The top seven benefits to working from a corporate apartment during the coronavirus quarantine may include:

1. Quiet atmosphere

Between the dogs barking, the neighbor children screaming in backyard, and the music blaring from the other room, a quiet atmosphere can be hard to come by at home. A corporate apartment may provide individuals with more peace and quiet.

2. Time to yourself

For those with roommates or family at home, time to yourself can be hard to come by, even if it is just in the bathroom. Murphy’s corporate apartments have multi-room units that allow guests to have some peace and quiet so they can work and relax effectively.

3. More space to spread out and work.

At a corporate apartment, there is no need to safeguard your laptop from someone else spilling orange juice at the table. Guests have the freedom to work when and where they would like within the apartment without interference or mishaps.

4. High speed internet all to yourself.

Families of three or more that are all utilizing the internet at the same time for work and school can take a toll on the internet speed. Guests of Murphy’s can enjoy high speed internet designed for the business minded.

5. Not falling behind on work due to in-person interruptions from housemates and pets.

No more worries about your four-year-old wandering into your makeshift office while you’re on a video conference call with your boss or clients.

6. Re-establishing a daily routine.

It can feel empowering to get back into a normal daily routine in which you are going to a new location for the purpose of working.

7. Refreshed state of mental health.

Having a space of your own to diligently work without interruption or inconvenience may help contribute to a more refreshed state of mental health, for yourself and those waiting for you back at home.

Murphy’s Corporate Lodging caters to business executives and has a unique understanding of what it takes to help them feel comfortable and be successful away from home. By speaking with a company representative about your business preferences, we can place you at one of our many locations that is most convenient for you.

Be kind to yourself and those you live with by considering the advantages of working from a corporate apartment so you can continue being productive without the stresses home can bring during a quarantine.

What You Thought Working From Home Would Be Like vs. Reality

The coronavirus pandemic has changed what daily life looks like for many of us in the United States, most notably how we work. Many Americans work for businesses that are now asking their employees to work from home. Normally, working from home would sound like a dream, but with the added chaos of sheltering inside the home all day every day with roommates, family, children, and pets, having enough focus to effectively work from home can be challenging.

Murphy’s Corporate Lodging offers a plausible work solution via fully furnished apartments across many Texas cities. During the coronavirus quarantine, these upscale apartments can also function as a work office outside the home.

Challenges of Working From Home During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Working from home has become a new normal for many in recent weeks. The switch to working at home instead of the office, especially for those without a home office, is often a significant adjustment that comes with a number of challenges, including but not limited to:

  • Finding a space inside the home that is free of human and pet interruptions
  • Obtaining privacy for conference and video calls
  • Establishing a designated work area that is not disturbed
  • Obtaining high speed internet capable of handling the entire household’s online activities
  • Feeling distracted
  • Experiencing feelings of frustration

Most of these challenges are rooted in the sudden change of environment from the office or field, to working from home. While the corporate setting is designed to help employees work effectively from office supplies to quiet workspaces to computer and internet capabilities, many homes are not.

Benefits of Furnished Corporate Apartments as a Quarantine Workspace

Individuals in search of a more businesslike atmosphere catering to executives may find that respite in a corporate apartment. While these apartments are typically designed for business executives working in a different city, during the COVID-19 quarantine, these spaces may also effectively double as a designated workspace.

By securing a corporate apartment for work, individuals can utilize this fully furnished space complete with a bedroom, bathroom, living area, washer/dryer, and kitchen for daily work hours, late night work hours, or even for entire days or weeks at a time. This change in environment may help employees to be more focused and productive without the constant distractions of home.

Contact us at info@corplodge or call us at 800.845.1574 for more space!

Thank You Jennifer!

 

 

Thank You Jennifer 

In 2020, Female CEOs remain rare.

But at Murphy’s Corporate Lodging, it’s the way of the world. According to the BI Norwegian Business School women naturally rank higher in their abilities to innovate and lead with clarity and impact.

“If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher

Meet our CEO, Jennifer Dillard.

Jennifer drives a customer-first approach through every detail of the Murphy’s Corporate Lodging experience. Her commitment to delivering apartments that guests want to call home has brought continued success to Murphy’s and its clients over her 20-year career with the company.

Since joining Murphy’s in 1995 to launch its first outside sales team, Jennifer has brought an unwavering focus on client care and employee development to the company. These factors have been instrumental in Murphy’s growth across Texas and in the company’s ability to support clients in other cities, both domestically and abroad.

Jennifer began her career studying fashion design and moved into retail sales, which allowed her to learn firsthand that quality is found in the details. Whether she’s personally testing new housewares in her home to ensure they meet Murphy’s standards, mentoring the sales team, or supporting clients, Jennifer is truly invested in Murphy’s success.

Congratulations to Jennifer for her 25 years of dedication to Murphy’s Corporate Lodging. Thank you Jennifer for creating such a harmonious culture in the work place that is filled with laughter, encouragement, positivity, and dogs. 

-Murphy’s Staff 

 

Say Yes To Dallas!


Sarah Parker (Dallas Sales Manager) was a guest panelist at the Dallas Regional Chamber for the Say Yes To Dallas campaign on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Murphy’s Corporate Lodging industry expert Sarah Parker spoke about best practices for intern housing programs as well as the benefits and drawbacks of company paid vs. stipend housing programs. She discussed how the expertise of a trusted corporate housing provider can contribute to better overall housing experience for students. This can be done though the selection of properties in ideal locations that are close to the students work location, while also offering amenities, access to dining, and transit options.

Sarah explained that typically a corporate housing provider should source multiple options with properties that reflect the company culture and that meet the goals of the internship program. She noted that it is important to outline the amenities at each community, upcoming events around the metroplex, modes of transportation and areas of interest for the corporate client.

Sarah also described the flexibility corporate hosing companies can provide for roommate paring and the cost savings this could have. Last, she mentioned that intern retention could benefit when students are able to connect with their roommates outside of the office environment.

The panel consisted of 2 other speakers and a facilitator/moderator.

Facilitator: Mary Beth Nitz – Vice President, Global Consulting Services Altair Global

Panel speaker: Melody Lennox – Vice President of Operatsions, Axxess

Jared Fitzpatrick – Human Resources, Federal Reserve Bank Dallas

The event was presented by BGStaffing and Altrair Global