Traveling employees don’t just come from industries like gas, construction, and business consulting: even some healthcare professionals travel for work. Travel nurses, registered nurses from various clinical backgrounds, are assigned to fill short-term employment gaps in hospitals and clinics around the country.
The COVID-19 pandemic drove the existing demand for travel nurses. Over 90% of respondents in a 2021 survey from Avant Healthcare Professionals said they were currently using traveling nurses to assist in the influx of COVID-19 patients from the past year, compared with 60% in 2019. A travel nurse’s stay can range from a few months to a year, meaning that a longer-term lodging option may prove to be more practical and less expensive than booking at a standard hotel rate for months at a time.
COVID-19 proved the importance and resiliency of extended-stay lodging options. Companies found that extended-stay options significantly outperformed other hotel segments throughout the pandemic. Red Lion Hotels, one of CLC Lodging’s partner hotel groups, even recently announced that it is launching a new extended-stay option.
CLC Lodging offers extended-stay hotel options and other corporate apartment solutions for travel nurses and employees who need a longer-term place to stay.
Negotiated rates for travel nurses with extended stays
Travel nurses can join the CLC members who saved $420 million in lodging costs last year by leveraging CLC’s industry-leading purchasing power. CLC continually negotiates lodging costs to get our members consistently lower rates. Travel nurses can take advantage of these hotel rate savings and pre-negotiated rates.
CLC’s corporate apartment option offers traveling healthcare professionals a place to stay for trips longer than 30 days. Companies can give traveling nurses the turnkey amenities, furnishings and space they need to live their normal lives away from home.
Lodging experts available to help
CLC has a program dedicated to companies with longer-term, project-based travel delivering negotiated hotel projects and full service lodging management. Take the stress off your in-house administrative team and nursing heroes by letting our experts plan, negotiate, and book rooms and corporate housing.