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We Have ADA Accessible Corporate Apartments!

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.

ADA Accessible Corporate Apartment

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.

9 Basic Requirements for ADA Accessible Units for Corporate Housing

Here are some of the requirements and additional amenities that can be found in ADA accessible units:

  1. The apartment building’s entrance will be easily accessible and feature a clear path to all entrances. This should include a threshold that can accommodate those in wheelchairs.
  2. All usable common and public areas must be fully accessible for those with disabilities.
  3. Entryways and hallways will need to have adequate space for those in a wheelchair to easily turn around and maneuver.
  1. All doorways inside the apartment should be wide enough to easily fit a wheelchair. This typically includes building out wider doorways for easier maneuvering.
  2. Flooring inside the unit should not hinder the tenant’s movement, so it will likely include hardwood flooring or ceramic tile. If carpeting is used, it should have a very low pile.
  1. Anything that the resident would need to control, like light switches, thermostats and electrical outlets must be arranged so that they are within reach of the tenant.
  2. The apartment’s walls must be reinforced so that they can accommodate grab bars where necessary. While bathrooms are the most common area where grab bars are needed, they may be required elsewhere for some residents and in some floorplans.
  3. Kitchens in ADA accessible units typically have lower countertops and cabinets so the tenant can prepare meals and clean up with ease. Some units may have spaces underneath the sink to easily accommodate a wheelchair. Appliances will also be well thought out. This may include a refrigerator with the freezer on the bottom and a stove with knobs and controls on the front rather than the top. Both of these considerations will allow the tenant to use the appliances safely and without risk of injury.
  1. Bathrooms will also have the necessary accommodations, including grab bars (attached to reinforced walls), and roll-in showers rather than a bathtub. Toilets in these units will be higher and will have grab bars as well. The sink will also be positioned so that it can easily be reached and may have space beneath it for a wheelchair.

ADA accessible units are a necessity for many corporate travelers, and thankfully there is a way to easily find these units in any city. The best way is to work with a corporate housing provider that partners with properties that prioritize accessibility and comfort for their residents.

Living Murphy’s Corporate Housing For All Your Projects

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?

Living Murphy's Corporate Housing Solutions

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?

Comfort—We select our premium furnishings for your comfort. They are modern, attractive and carefully-maintained. If something breaks, we have backups ready, so we’ll replace it right away. High quality linens, a flat screen television, a cushy sofa and an inviting bed are all waiting for you in your home away from home.

Amenities—Each apartment contains a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining table and chairs, comfortable living room and bedroom furniture, a washer and dryer and a modern bathroom. You’ll have plenty of space to entertain friends or colleagues in the relaxed atmosphere of your home, or to sit them down to work collaboratively after hours. Outside your apartment, most properties have a gym and pool for your use, and all of our properties offer free parking.

Fully-equipped kitchen—Sampling the local fare is an integral part of getting to know a new city, if you’re on vacation. If you aren’t, eating out can become a chore, and it is always more expensive than eating in. Your apartment is fully stocked with all of the tools you need to cook whatever you want, whenever you want.

Washer and dryer—While most people don’t like to do laundry, it’s even worse not to be able to. Each apartment has its own washer and dryer for the best in convenience. No need for expensive laundry services and no strangers handling your intimates.

Technology—You’re wondering about WiFi, right? It’s the first question upon entering a new building these days, especially for busy professionals. We’ve got you covered. Free, secure WiFi is waiting for you and your guests in every Murphy’s apartment. Are you wondering about cable? Yes, we’ve got that, too, along with a modern flat screen TV ready for you to plug in your favorite device, so you can bring your own Netflix queue with you. We understand that you need these things for work and for play, so plug in and get on with it! And while you’re doing that, don’t forget to use our app for checking in and out. It will also show you the restaurant and entertainment options nearby.

Corporate Housing Includes Technology

With Murphy’s, you’ll always have a modern, bright, comfortable apartment stocked with everything you need waiting for you and your team. We have over 50 years’ experience in making business travelers feel at home, so we can anticipate your needs. And we know that you’ll value two of our unique offerings.

  1. All-inclusive price—The price we quoted when you made your reservation is the price you’ll pay. Period. We won’t hold you captive with hidden fees or taxes, and we won’t try to up-sell you by withholding cable or WiFi, or adding fees for parking or gym use, let alone any other amenity. We will make you feel at home.
  2. 24/7 customer service—Whatever you need, whenever you need it; we’re here for you all day, every day.

Project management is all about keeping everyone moving forward toward the goal while keeping track of all the details. We’ve got the resources and experience to free you up to concentrate on that work. We’ll take good care of you and your team, so rest easy and do what you need to do. Valuing people drives us. Service defines us.

Corporate Lodging Is So Much More Than A Hotel!

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.

Corporate lodging offers so much more than a hotel ever could, and Murphy’s will provide it all for the price you were quoted. You’ll have your own apartment with a spacious floor plan, your own washer and dryer and the highest quality amenities designed to anticipate your every need. Your comfort is our goal, and we’re experts at reaching it. How do we do it?

  • Free parking—You’ll always have adjacent, free parking with a Murphy’s apartment home.
  • Fully-equipped kitchen—Full-sized appliances, premium cookware, a complete range of utensils, our own housewares—these are all waiting for you in your temporary home. Cook your own meals, heat up your take out, microwave some popcorn or store a selection of your morning yogurt in the fridge. Now you have options!
  • Pet-friendly homes—It’s so hard to leave him behind, isn’t it? He always knows when you’re taking off, and he turns those sad, eyes on you, silently begging. Well, pack the leash and his treats because he’s welcome in your temporary home! Bringing him along will lower your stress and make you both happier while you do what you need to do. You’ll find a lush green space for him to run around and do what he needs to do. And we aren’t dog-centric—we cordially invite your best friend, whoever that might be.
  • Single point of contact for corporate accounts—Whatever your needs may be, a designated account coordinator is standing by to help. We can also help accommodate accounts in multiple cities, states and countries to make various projects seamless.
  • Regular housekeeping—Our team of detail-oriented housekeepers will visit twice a week to keep your temporary home clean and fresh. If you would prefer more or less frequent attention, we’d be happy to arrange it.
  • 24-hour support—Our customer service professionals are available to help you with whatever you need, 24/7.
  • Large, flat-screen TV—Each Murphy’s apartment contains at least one large, flat-screen television. You’ll find modern ports where you can plug in the device that connects you to Netflix or that mirrors your screen for collaborating with colleagues.
  • King sized bed—Stretch out after a long day and get comfy with our premium linens on a king-sized bed. There’s plenty of room for you to relax and get a great night’s sleep.
  • One all-inclusive price—No hidden fees, no upcharges, no hospitality taxes, no parking charges, no surprises. The price you were quoted is the price you will pay. Period.

A corporate apartment is the best approximation of home you’ll find on your travels. Murphy’s makes every effort to offer you a home away from home that is comfortable and inviting as well as efficient and workable. We’ve been doing this for over 50 years, so we’ve thought about what you’ll need before you need it. We’ve got your living space completely covered, freeing you up to concentrate on your work.

Murphy’s Corporate Lodging, Inc. Recognized by Best and Brightest Companies To Work For

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.

“At Murphy’s, our motto is ‘Valuing people drives us.  Service defines us.’  We believe this to be more than just a motto, but a directive for how we interact with our clients and our staff,” Dillard continued.  To be recognized on this list is a product of the outstanding individuals at Murphy’s who work hard to ensure a great corporate family experience for each other.  As a company, we have long believed that when people feel valued and appreciated, the ability to provide top of the line customer service flows effortlessly from it,” Dillard added.

Murphy’s Corporate Lodging, Inc.’s goal is to provide premium temporary corporate housing via fully furnished apartments to those searching for a home away from home.  For that reason, it seems only fitting that when our employees arrive at work, it really feels like they are coming home again,” Dillard concluded.

 

About Murphy’s Corporate Lodging, Inc.

Established in 1972, Murphy’s Corporate Lodging, Inc. provides corporate housing in the form of premium fully furnished apartments with around the clock guest services in more than 100 cities nationwide.  Services include flexible lease terms for short-term assignments, business trips, and relocations.  For more information visit https://corplodge.com/.

 

Media Contact Information:

Jessica Wheeler
713-780-7230 Ext. 1403
jwheeler@corplodge.com

Executive Apartments In The Las Colinas Area Of Dallas

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 Dallas

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.AMLI Executive Apartments In Dallas

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.Las Colinas Dallas

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.

Toyota Music Factory

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.

How Can Professionals Traveling With Pets Find Corporate Lodging?

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.

  1. They can match you with properties that welcome pets – The frustration and time spent on trying to find a pet-friendly unit can be avoided, as the company can filter out any unsuitable options. They will be able to provide a list of properties that meet the traveling executive’s needs, and the needs of their pets.
  2. Pet-friendly properties are designed to make life easier – There are properties that merely tolerate pets, and then there are properties that go further, offering special amenities just for pet owners. For example, some properties have a dog park on premises, which means exercise and taking care of “business” is close and convenient. That’s particularly helpful when staying close to or inside a downtown area, as there may be no dog parks within easy walking distance. If traveling with a pet that’s high-energy, a dog park on premises will provide the ideal outlet.
  3. Residential solutions that offer regular housekeeping – Most units offer bi-weekly housekeeping services. This valuable service allows the executive to spend more of their time exercising and enjoying time with their pet rather than worrying about the tedious task of cleaning house.

If you are familiar with the area you will be traveling to, and want to be close to a particular spot, it can usually be accommodated. This is relevant for pet owners that need to be close to a lot of green space for their active dog, or near a veterinarian or animal hospital in case of an emergency.

What to consider when traveling with pets

If you’ve traveled with pets before, then you already know that it’s a different experience than traveling alone. From the moment you get in the car to head to the airport, to the last day you’re in your short-term accommodation, there is always something else to consider when handling a pet. For example:

  1. Keep your pet’s identification on hand – It’s always a good idea to have an identifying tag on your pet’s collar, but that’s probably not enough when traveling. Fortunately, there are modern pet ID options that make it much easier to keep track of your furry family member. In addition to a collar and tag, consider getting your pet microchipped so that they can be identified if they get loose. There are also pet tags that you can link to your smartphone or device, which means as long as they have their collar on, you’ll be able to find their location on your phone, tablet or computer.
  2. Don’t forget your pet when planning for delays – Delays, especially airport delays, happen, and many people find that they don’t have their pet’s food, water, medicine, toys or leash handy. You’ll need to take care of them in the event of a delay, so be sure to keep the necessities close at hand. It’s best to assume the worst will go wrong where delays are concerned, and plan accordingly.
  3. Get your pet used to their carrier well before travel day – To make things go smoother, Take some time to get your pet accustomed to their crate. Once they are comfortable going in and out of the crate, take them for a drive to a nearby park so they will associate the crate with a positive experience. When it’s time to depart for that business trip, the pet will be comfortable and at ease.

More people are traveling with pets than ever before, which is why it’s important to work with a company that can provide pet-friendly accommodations for their clients.

Alara Uptown Open House

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.

Details
Date: 
July 26th, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Address: Alara Uptown
2990 Blackburn St, Dallas, TX 75204

AMLI Campion Trail Open House

Join Us for a Tour of AMLI Campion Trail 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 25th 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.

Details
Date:
July 25th, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Address: AMLI Campion Trail
777 Lake Carolyn Parkway, Irving, TX 75039

Let Us House Your Interns!

Interns

Living Murphy’s –Let Us House Your Interns

Housing for your interns

Intern seasons and Graduate programs are around the corner. Murphy’s Corporate Lodging  can help make sure your interns are comfortable in their temporary housing, resulting in better productivity. Whether your company is paying for housing or providing a lump sum for interns to use, we can help you find the solution that best accommodates your team.

 

What We Offer

Murphy’s Corporate Lodging offers fully furnished facilities, washer and dryer in every unit, and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Our dedicated sales team is with your intern from start to finish. With initiatives such as intern orientation and bus routing information, we set your intern up for optimal success. Once you Live Murphy’s you won’t want to live anywhere else.  Have questions? Send us a quick email at info@corplodge.com.

We Cant Wait for you to Live Murphy’s!

 

 

High Point Uptown Open House

Murphy’s Corporate Lodging has centrally located travel accommodations in the Houston Galleria area. Our team will be at High Point Uptown hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 6th, and we’d love to have you come look at this great new option for any business travel needs, including one-night stays.

We’re always conscious of our clients’ budget needs and provide all-inclusive, upfront pricing that won’t balloon out of control like a hotel does with their hidden fees for wifi, parking, laundry, and more. And we love to show clients how much more value they get from our apartments versus an extended stay or hotel.

Would you have time on December 6th to join our team for an open house at High Point Uptown? Personalized tours are available until 2 p.m. Just register online for this no-cost event to reserve your space or email us directly.

Details
Date: December 6, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Address: 807 S Post Oak Ln, Houston, TX 77056