No visit to the capital would be complete without a fascinating tour of some of the buildings that make the administration of our great country work. Fortunately, many of them offer public access to some or all areas depending on the time of day and year.

We have collected a range of the more popular government buildings in Washington D.C. so you can see just what’s on offer when you’re in the city.

Capitol Visitor Center

The Capitol Visitor Center is a great place to explore and learn about the Capitol building and how it came to be. There is a gallery, two theaters, cafeteria, gift shop and plenty of things to see and do. From here you can join a tour of the Capitol but will have to book these in advance or get there early to get them on a first come first served basis.

White House Visitor Center

The White House Visitor Center is another reception center that offers a lot for tourists. It has a lot to see and explore, a 30-minute video to watch and exhibits to see. There are also tours available if you book in advance, which are well worth doing.

The White House

The White House offers tours if you ask your member of Congress. You will need a group of 10 to be able to tour, but it’s well worth the effort if you want to see places that most people never get to see. You will need to book at least a month in advance and will need to contact your Representative or Senator’s office to arrange.

The Pentagon

The Pentagon is one of the most famous landmarks in the country. It’s also one of the largest office buildings in the world, housing over 23,000 government employees of the Department of Defense. The office will provide guided tours run by serving officers if you book well in advance.

U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is somewhere everyone should visit to see justice in action. It’s open to the public October through April and is free to enter with a ticket. There is a visitors area with exhibits and history, but some of the public galleries allow you to watch the court in action if in session. If not in session, lectures are given in the courtrooms which are well worth a visit.

The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress isn’t just for rich students. Anyone can visit the world’s largest library and see what is in here. There are a range of exhibits, talks, concerts, displays, films, lectures and events that are held regularly throughout the year.

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Blu Corporate Housing is a leading provider of government housing across the United States. We regularly work with local and federal agencies to deliver exceptional quality accommodation for less. Our properties and processes meet or exceed all current demands of TDY and PCS guests and meet Per Diem rates.

With our extensive experience in corporate housing and dedication to service, plus our GSA certification, we are perfectly placed to find your staff that perfect home away from home. We are an approved vendor on the GSA Web site – GSA Contract number GS-33F-0057V.

Whether you need government housing for change of station, temporary duty, relocation, overflow billeting, intern programs or for temporary staff, we can help. With access to thousands of properties in over 5000 cities in 50 states, there is nothing we cannot find. Try us and see for yourself!

We regularly provide the highest quality government housing to:

  • Federal civilian programs
  • Military branches
  • State Department
  • Law enforcement
  • Government contractors
  • Local government
  • State government
  • Federal government

The Benefits of Working with Blu Corporate Housing

As a class-leading corporate housing specialist with many years’ experience in rentals, Blu Corporate Housing is ready, willing and able to deliver exceptional rented properties for less.

All of our rentals meet our stringent quality guidelines and are safe, secure places to stay. Each will be self-contained, may have security, secure parking and other amenities. All of our corporate housing solutions are fully furnished and include everything your people need to be productive while away.

As a full-service government housing rentals agency, Blu Corporate Housing can manage the entire rental from end to end. That means less paperwork for you and a faster, more efficient process. That also means you only ever have to deal with a single entity for all your accommodation, wherever it may be.

In an age where everything comes down to cost, Blu Corporate Housing delivers. With the unique ability to balance quality and price, we can deliver the highest possible standard of government housing for less. If you currently use hotel rooms to house staff for periods of 30 days or more, we could save you over 50 percent on every single transaction!

We are one of the country’s premier government housing specialists with the ability to find high quality furnished rentals anywhere. If you’re looking for low cost government housing that offers quality, security, amenities and price, you’re in the right place.

Contact Blu Corporate Housing to see what we can find for you!

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Here are some of the bases we serve:

  • Camp Humphreys
  • Langley
  • Fort Lewis
  • Fort Hood
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Fort Carson
  • Fort Benning
  • Camp Lejeune
  • Fort Knox
  • Fort Wainwright
  • Camp Zama
  • Fort Jackson
  • Travis AFB

For the vast majority of military personnel who serve their country, corporate housing needs are addressed by the military and provided on base. For some, for those who are transferring, on secondment or PCS’ing, that isn’t always the case, which is where Blu comes in.

As military housing specialists, Blu Corporate Housing helps thousands of government workers and military personnel find a comfortable home near their base or duty station. We deliver exceptional quality furnished housing that can be tailored to suit your exact needs and can be within easy reach of where you work.

The government is spending millions of dollars improving military housing, including upgrading, rebuilding and renovating base housing across the country and wherever US personnel serve. That takes time, so while your lot is improving steadily, there is a real need to find alternative accommodation.

If you need high quality accommodation anywhere in the country, contact Blu today. We’re here to help!

As government-approved housing providers, we can find apartments, single family homes and any other property type you require within easy reach of most military installations. Contact us today to find out more!

Types of Military Housing

Military housing reflects the types of properties in any given area, your branch of service, rank, family status and specialization. Your housing officer can tell you more if you need to know the specifics. Blu can help find just about anything, anywhere and can deliver on a wide range of housing requests.

The average military rental will be an apartment or small family home, but can be anything you want it to be as long as you get it approved. Essentially, if a property type exists in the area you’re looking, we can secure it, it’s as simple as that.

The typical military housing rental we provide will be of a high quality, with good standards of decoration, fully equipped kitchens, fitted bathrooms, lots of living space and plenty of room to breathe. If you need anything specific, such as gated communities, underground parking or extra security, just ask!

Why Work With Blu?

Blu has many years’ experience working with government, law enforcement and the military so know well the particular needs of the people that work within those organizations. We also know the way the government works and budgets for military housing, so can manage all requests effectively.

Blu is also a full-service accommodation specialist that can handle the paperwork, arrange services, utilities and manage any special requests with ease. That’s why we are the natural choice for any personnel needing accommodation. Call us, email us or use the form and we’ll do everything we can to help.

 

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If you’re a travel nurse looking for temporary housing in any city in the country, at any budget, for any reason, Blu can help!

Temporary housing is perfect for anyone who needs somewhere to live for a short period of time. This includes travelling nurses, doctors, and other medical staff. For stays of 30 days or more, there is nowhere cheaper than Blu. Whether you’re looking for a furnished apartment, condo, luxury estate, or single family home, we can help.

There are a number of significant benefits to using temporary lodging that are important to nurses.

  • Cost effectiveness
  • Easy management
  • Convenience
  • Flexibility

Cost Effective Temporary Housing

If you need to stay somewhere for a week or so, a hotel is the best option. You’re well looked after and have everything you need within reach. When you’re staying somewhere for a month or more, a hotel isn’t so good. They become expensive, cramped and can become boring very quickly.

Temporary housing offers the cheapest, best quality and most rewarding temporary accommodation option around. It costs less than half the average hotel room and gives you all the space of an apartment or home.

Easy Management

By working with Blu, you make living away from home easier than ever. We find your perfect furnished rental, arrange it all, handle all queries, arrange all services and take care of everything for you. We can even arrange for cleaning, ironing, cable and anything else you might need too.

We can do all that via the telephone or email, whichever works for you.

Convenience

High quality rentals are everywhere. We have access to hundreds of thousands of them all over the country. Hotels aren’t always so well positioned, so if you need a downtown apartment, suburban home or somewhere near a specific business district or military base, we can help.

Convenience also works for the type of use too. We don’t just provide furnished housing for travel nurses. We also provide them for extended vacations, convalescing patients, families who are having work done on their homes, insurance clients and many more.

Flexibility

Temporary housing makes it possible to live anywhere for any period of time. If you need entertaining space, no problem, extra bedrooms, easy, outside space, just ask. The nature of our furnished apartment options means that if you need something, you just have to ask. If it’s possible, we’ll find it!

Blu works hard to find the most suitable temporary housing for your needs. Just tell us what you want, which hospital you will be working at, how many bedrooms and bathrooms, and leave the rest to us. If you have special requirements, check out our customized housing options page!

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Blu Corporate Housing is the ideal choice for anyone looking for construction crew lodging anywhere in the country. If you need accommodation for yourself or your crews, we’re here to help.

You probably know all too well how cramped a hotel room can be after a few weeks. If you’re on a construction project for any length of time, there really is nothing like having a fully furnished apartment to stay in. You get more space, more freedom and room to breath after a hard day’s work.

There are many benefits to using corporate housing for your construction crews, here are just a few:

Benefits for Employers

If you run crews around the country, or even your state, you know how expensive it can be to have your team living in a hotel, even a cheap one. The effect on morale is significant as you’ll hear with the reaction you get when you tell them they are working away from home for a while!

Blu Corporate Housing’s crew housing uses the same high quality furnished housing as our corporate clients. They cost the same, enjoy the same high level of decoration, outfitting and locations. Plus, you can house several workers at once in each apartment, depending on the size.

They also offer significantly more living space than a hotel room and best of all, they cost much less. The average housing solution from Blu Corporate Housing costs up to 50 percent less than a comparable hotel room for stays of 30 days or more.

Giving your staff more space, more freedom and a higher standard of accommodation while they are away will only benefit you as an employer. You get happier, more productive staff who are more likely to stay loyal to someone who looks after them. Considering all these benefits cost less than a hotel, it’s a win win!

Benefits for Construction Crews

The crews themselves work hard, so will want to relax too. While hotels offer a lot, they are cramped, offer extremely varying levels of comfort, can be lonely and very boring. Hotels will charge you for everything, some TV channels, making calls, laundry and of course, your meals. While much of it will be covered by the company, some of it will not.

Blu’s construction crew lodging offers everything you would expect from a high class apartment, in good areas, with all the comforts of home. Depending on the size of the apartment, you could be sharing with your buddies or have it all to yourself.

The apartment is likely to have TV, maybe cable, a fully working kitchen, laundry and everything else you enjoy at home. If you were working away for a few weeks at a time, which would you rather have?

If you need construction crew housing anywhere in the country for periods of 30 days or more, contact us today. We’re here to help! You can also start your housing hunt by navigating our directory and finding your city.

 

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Corporate housing is one of the few real estate markets that has seen growth over the past five years. Despite falls almost everywhere else, the company rentals market has grown and shows no sign of stopping.

Furnished relocation housing is a rental provided predominantly to companies who want to house executives or traveling staff for longer than 30 days. They are generally furnished apartments or single family homes in nice areas and are of a high standard. They are designed to fill the gap between long-stay hotels and standard property rentals, and do a good job filling it.

Many corporate landlords or rentals agencies will accept non-corporate clients for longer stays, which is why we suggest they are ideal for a stress-free relocation.

List of housing companies who can help with relocation:
  • Blu Corporate Housing – Yes, we do engage in self-promotion! Contact us.
  • Travelers Haven – This is one of the top 3 corporate leasing companies in the country. Large staff and 24/7 customer service.
  • Hotel Engine – This is a little different than your typical corporate housing provider. Hotel Engine specializes in hotel stays for short, mid, and long-term rental.
  • CHBO – This is a self service provider. Think Air Bnb, only for corporate housing. Many options, including room rentals.
  • Oakwood – This may be the oldest corporate housing provider on the block. Large inventory. Pricing can sometimes be on the high side.
  • VRBO – This is technically for “vacation rentals”, but can be used for corporate relocations all the same. This is similar to the CHBO model.
  • Craigslist – If you’re looking for budget options or roomshares, this is probably your best bet. Lotsa of different options can be found here from upscale to economy.
New City, New Life

Relocating to a new city for work or to seek employment opportunity is both exciting and scary. Everything is new, you don’t know anyone, you don’t know where anything is and it takes a long time to get oriented. If you’re moving for work, it is made a little easier as you will have colleagues to offset some of it. If you’re moving to seek opportunity you may not have that.

Using corporate lodging as a base when relocating to a new city offers the perfect platform to explore your new home. Of all the things you will worry about, where to live doesn’t have to be one of them.

Finding somewhere to live in a new city is a logistical exercise that takes some sorting out. It will generally require a trip to the city in question for a visit, to check out the property and to see where it is in relation to everything else. It may require a return visit to sign the paperwork if you’re not lucky enough to do it the same day.

Corporate Housing as a Base of Operations

One of the advantages of using corporate housing is the quality. Companies who send staff around the country expect a minimum standard of living for their people. Landlords know that their property has to be a certain standard otherwise it won’t be let.

Therefore, using a corporate property assures you of a minimum standard of living. That’s something you could never guarantee with a standard rental. Anyone who spent any time in college will tell you, rented properties come in all shapes, sizes and levels of habitability!

If you’re brave, that means you won’t need an inspection visit, the arrangements can be made over the internet, post or phone, and the whole process is taken care of in one fell swoop.

Having secured somewhere to live that will be fit for habitation and won’t cost the earth is how moving to a new city using corporate housing can be stress-free. If nothing else, you have a roof over your head and somewhere to use as a base to explore your new home. There are few accommodation options that can provide that within a decent budget.