HOUSTON, TX – Murphy’s Corporate Lodging Inc. has qualified for the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) Quality Accreditation. This program is recognized as the leading global quality assessment, recognition, and accreditation system for serviced apartments, corporate housing, and executive suites within the hospitality industry. “Since 1972, our company’s motto has been ‘Valuing people drives us. Service defines us.’ To now be recognized as an ASAP Quality Accreditation Program Member is a testament to our corporate culture of putting the client first,” said Jennifer Dillard, CEO. Continue reading “Murphy’s Corporate Lodging, Inc. Awarded ASAP Quality Accreditation”
Americans are racking up an estimated four hundred million business trips per year, making corporate travel a vital and thriving part of the hospitality industry. With the number of annual business trips on the rise, clients are searching out high-quality, worry-free temporary housing experiences to enhance their travels. Murphy’s Corporate Lodging’s status as an Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) Quality Accreditation Member provides their guests with exactly that.
The ASAP Quality Accreditation Program was established in 2014 to help assign a global standard of excellence. It is renowned for its leading global quality assessment, recognition, and accreditation system for the hospitality industry in areas such as serviced apartments, corporate housing, and executive suites. This universal high standard of excellence allows travelers to book their stay with confidence at an ASAP accredited property regardless of its location across the globe. Continue reading “Murphy’s Corporate Lodge Gets ASAP Quality Accreditation”
HOUSTON, TX – Murphy’s Corporate Lodging is pleased to announce additional corporate housing options in Austin, TX, including The Domain and the Downtown Areas.
“Murphy’s is increasing our footprint in the Austin market to address our current and future client’s travel and relocations needs, from traveling corporate executives to those relocating to one of the fastest growing cities in Texas,” said Jennifer Dillard, CEO. Continue reading “Murphy’s Corporate Lodging Expands Austin Offerings for Businesses”
Traveling for business can be challenging, but for those who need ADA accommodations, there is a whole secondary set of arrangements that have to be planned for. Selecting a corporate lodging provider that can address those needs help to make long term stay business trips stress-free.
ADA accessibility is not mandatory in private dwellings, meaning apartments and houses, unlike a hotel. This makes choosing a hotel often the reflexive choice just because it is simpler. However, many corporate housing providers realize the need for ADA accessible apartments and are able to accommodate the request and provide first-class accommodations. Additionally, with the right corporate housing solution partner, the frustration of finding ADA accessible units is reduced.
Corporate accommodations with ADA accessibility feature upscale, high-end furnishings, modern décor, full kitchens, all-inclusive utilities, Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions, on-staff housekeeping services, and more than enough space. Continue reading “We Have ADA Accessible Corporate Apartments!”
As a project manager, you’ve likely got lots of balls in the air, so the last thing you want is a hassle with your lodging. You’re already in a different town, separated from your friends and family without the comforts of home, and you and your team should have a stress-free zone at the end of the day. Let Murphy’s corporate lodging take that off your to-do list and see to your needs for a change. We’ve got the right property in the best neighborhood with all of the amenities you’re looking for to fit your budget. Our dedicated customer service professionals will handle all the little details so you and your people can get on with your work. What can you expect in your stress-free zone?
More space—The typical corporate apartment is two to three times the size of the typical hotel room. The space is made up of separate rooms so if you can’t leave your stress outside your temporary home, you can at least shut it out of your bedroom for a peaceful night’s sleep. And won’t it be nice not to have to pack everything up and check out then settle back in again if you go home for the weekend? Continue reading “Living Murphy’s Corporate Housing For All Your Projects”
So you’ve visited a new city for business, and your hotel stay has been nice enough. The room was a bit cramped and you had to move your work off the bed before you could go to sleep, but you understand that space is at a premium in this town. You enjoyed the nearby restaurants for the first few nights, but you’ve grown tired of the same menus. It didn’t take long before you started to look forward to the end of the project just so you could go home and feel like yourself again. No matter how nice a hotel may be, it’ll never feel like home. The novelty soon wears off leaving you longing for your routine and some normalcy.
When checkout day finally arrives, the bill is much more than expected. You’ve been quoted a rate, and you’d allocated your per diem accordingly. But you hadn’t given much thought to the $15 daily WiFi charge, the gym fee for the one day you had the time to work out, the $12 per day parking charge for the rental car, the outrageous 20% hospitality tax, the pay-per-view you watched, the hotel laundry and the expensive yet unimpressive breakfasts and room service meals. Continue reading “Corporate Lodging Is So Much More Than A Hotel!”
HOUSTON, TX – Within the first year of Jennifer Dillard becoming CEO, Houston Headquartered Murphy’s Corporate Lodging, Inc. has been included on the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For list. The honor is selectively awarded to regional companies that are considered exceptional in their human resource practices and commitment to employees. “This distinction is a testament to the corporate culture our team works hard to craft here,” said Jennifer Dillard, CEO. Continue reading “Murphy’s Corporate Lodging, Inc. Recognized by Best and Brightest Companies To Work For”
In the past, traveling for business meant long days or weeks away from home in a nondescript hotel room working all day and late into the night, with only greasy takeout to look forward to. Today’s modern business executive desires a more comprehensive traveling experience that efficiently combines business and pleasure. Home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, vast entertainment options, and superior dining, the master-planned urban center of Las Colinas near Dallas is the new blueprint for urban living and offers the ultimate corporate travel experience.
A twelve thousand acre corporate and residential development, Las Colinas is located northwest of Dallas and north of Irving proper. It has enchanted visitors earning it, as part of Irving, a place on the “Top 50 Places To Live” by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Las Colinas is considered to be the largest office park in Texas, boasting a daytime population of 130,000 that largely inhabit the 26.5 million square feet of office space and 1.3 million square feet of retail space. Amongst some of the beautiful buildings of the cityscape are the offices of Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Bank of America, ExxonMobil, Kimberly-Cark, Microsoft, and so many more.
The city’s proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a huge draw for traveling executives. Approximately fifteen minutes from downtown Dallas and twenty minutes from Fort Worth, Las Colinas is also close to the area’s two major airports, DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field. The newly built Dallas Area Rapid Transit Orange Line directly connects Las Colinas with downtown Dallas, DFW Airport, and many other high traffic areas.
But don’t let this corporate-friendly city fool you into thinking they are all business and no play. Tucked away into the heart of this business culture is a thriving residential community. The development has more than fifty small lakes, seventeen miles of canals and waterways, ten miles of riverside hiking and biking trails, public and private parks, museums, and colleges.
Corporate Apartments in Las Colinas
Corporate apartments can be one of the most efficient, personable, and luxurious ways to travel for business. In a fast-growing urban area such as Las Colinas, there is no shortage of these accommodations, making the next step to find the right corporate apartment for your specific needs simple and stress-free.
Corporate housing companies have become a preferable option largely because of their flexible lease terms for relatively short-term assignments. Although this type of temporary housing is available through larger companies for a minimum of one night, it is more often utilized for stays of two days or much longer.
When choosing a corporate apartment, location is absolutely key. Look for corporate housing that is in close proximity to the office so you can avoid spending needless time in traffic. Yet it is equally important to choose somewhere nearby to restaurants and entertainment so you don’t spend evenings alone and stuck indoors. If staying in Las Colinas, corporate apartment complexes like Amli Campion Trail, Jefferson Las Colinas, and Crest Las Colinas are located fairly close to Lake Carolyn, as well as corporate and entertainment venues.
Access to transportation is a must for the business executive staying for a week or longer. Las Colinas corporate apartments are approximately fifteen minutes away from downtown Dallas and the rail system is available for this transit. The same convenient rail system connects Las Colinas with DFW Airport, making flying in and out of the area a breeze.
Because of the largely business culture of Las Colinas, their corporate apartments are very much tailored to a traveling executive’s needs. The primary goal of executive housing is to provide a worry-free and custom experience for guests that they can count on and look forward to with every stay.
Most corporate apartment chains will offer basic amenities such as a fully-furnished apartment and full-kitchen as well as standard utilities and housekeeping. Having a fully furnished apartment makes it comfortable and roomy enough to entertain friends or colleagues, while a full kitchen is a necessary luxury for those traveling with limiting dietary restrictions.
Larger corporate apartment facilities may offer some irresistible deluxe amenities for the executive on the go. Around the clock guest services are particularly helpful to the executive keeping late hours who realizes they forgot to pack their toothbrush. Personalized business services are available for executives needing additional access to onsite technologies and can be tailored for special projects if need be. Limited grocery service is another guest favorite. Guests catching the red-eye into town are grateful to have their living quarters stocked with just a few of the basics needed until they can find time to provide those on their own.
Choose an executive housing company that advises you about more than just apartment amenities. Staff should be well versed in a number of nearby entertainment and dining options that improve the overall quality of your stay in Las Colinas.
Outdoor Activities On Lake Carolyn
Lake Carolyn is a popular retreat for busy executives with approximately 125 acres that act as a refreshing natural oasis from the pressures of a stressful day. It’s gorgeous, calm waters make the lake a main attraction for those wanting to escape into nature for an hour or two.
Private gondola rides on Lake Carolyn are a favorite for Las Colinas visitors. Several companies offer private cruises through the venetian-style Mandalay Canals. For those traveling with a loved one, many of those private gondola rides can be transformed into a dinner cruise for two, complete with soft blankets, comfortable pillows, and romantic serenades provided by your guide as you glide by magnificent waterfalls and under striking foot bridges.
Public lake cruises and paddle boat rentals are also available for those wanting to take in the beauty of the lake. In order to keep this environment pristine and serene for all who enjoy it, no private boating, fishing, or swimming is permitted on Lake Carolyn.
A charming sidewalk of approximately three miles hugs the perimeter of the lake, permitting visitors to appreciate the scenery while strolling amongst gorgeous office buildings, quaint shops, fine restaurants, and more residential areas.
Las Colinas Entertainment and Night Life
While there is no shortage of entertainment in Las Colinas, including shopping, dining, the arts, and comedy, perhaps the new crown jewel of the area is the Toyota Music Factory complex.
They say everything is bigger in Texas and Toyota Music Factory is no exception. It is one of the most vast and sprawling entertainment venues in the country, with a variety of restaurants and bars that are a favorite for domestic and international guests alike. The 250,000 square foot development features an 8,000 person capacity for an indoor amphitheater that can quickly convert into an outdoor amphitheater.
The massive complex includes The Pavilion and The Lottery Plaza. The Pavilion is a four thousand seat theater that can be converted into a more intimate 2,500 seat theater for special occasions. The Lottery Plaza is an outdoor fifty thousand square foot event plaza utilized for live music, fashion shows, food festivals, and farmers markets. The Toyota Music Factory is the perfect place to unwind with colleagues or friends.
Perhaps one of the biggest draws of The Toyota Music Factory is Big Beat Dallas, an open-air plaza home to a nightclub and several outstanding restaurants. Big Beat Dallas is the largest tenant in the complex, and its founder is none other than Billy Bob Barnett of Fort Worth’s wildly successful Billy Bob’s Texas. Martini Ranch nightclub features a large dance floor and bar area. The four restaurants of Big Beat Dallas include Bar Manzanilla, Highway 61 South, Texas Jam House, and Texas C-Bar. Bar Manzanilla offers primarily Latin cuisine as well as a variety of cocktails. With blues music playing softly in the background, Highway 61 South serves authentic Texas BBQ. Texas Jam House is open twenty-four hours a day and is known for their down home southern dishes. Texas C-Bar is an upscale steakhouse known for its amazing scotch whiskey offerings and jazz music.
A few more draws at Toyota Music Factory include Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater and Thirsty Lion Gastropub. Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater plays the latest and greatest on seven screens for movie connoisseurs that enjoy wine, draft beer, cocktails and a wide range of savory snacks and entrees while at the cinema. Thirsty Lion Gastropub offers homemade, from scratch cooking paired perfectly with local craft beers and cocktails that can be enjoyed while watching a game or relaxing on the outdoor patio.
Las Colinas is one of the fastest growing, up and coming urban areas in the nation. With roots in corporate culture, the city is refreshingly home to decidedly residential amenities of jogging and hiking trails and lake life. Local entertainment is simply unparalleled in scope and experience. The city of Las Colinas vibrates with an energy all its own and proudly welcomes visitors from all over the world.
Can corporate apartments accommodate executives traveling with pets?
Those traveling with pets will be glad to know that there are corporate apartments available that can accommodate them. The best way to find pet-friendly units is to work with a company that specializes in corporate lodging solutions.
How can a corporate lodging company help pet owners?
These companies will have access to a comprehensive array of properties that will make the stay ideal for both you and your pet. Here are some examples of how they can help. Continue reading “How Can Professionals Traveling With Pets Find Corporate Lodging?”
Join Us for a Tour of Alara Uptown and and See Why Our Clients Recommend Us
We take great pride in our furnished, Class A apartments, and we’d love to have you over for a sweet social and quick tour of the residence. Would you have time on July 26th between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to join us for an open house that is close to your office?
Most of our clients just don’t realize how much nicer our apartments are compared to a hotel or extended stay suite, so we like to hold open houses so that you get a sense of the much larger space, home-like amenities, and 24/7 guest care.
Email us directly to reserve your space for this no-cost event.
Date: July 26th, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Address: Alara Uptown
2990 Blackburn St, Dallas, TX 75204