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Home Working Anywhere – The Blueground Pass

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31 August 2021 | Updated 02 September 2021
 

A global PropTech startup is making a network of thousands of fully furnished apartments in 15 cities across the globe available with one pass.
The Blueground Pass is a yearly or half-yearly lease with the opportunity to move between apartments, neighbourhoods, and cities across the globe.

Digital nomads looking to work from different places around the world can access 4,500 apartments across three continents, with Blueground claiming the spaces are consistently tech-enabled.

 

Freedom of Movement

 

“As we come out of a period where most of us did not go further than our local grocery store, we are seeing more and more of our guests asking us to facilitate their renewed appetite to explore new locations, while continuing to work remotely,” said Alex Chatzieleftheriou, co-founder and CEO. 

The rental rate covers everything from furniture and cleaning supplies to towels and linens. Additional fees include utilities, tenant legal liability, cleaning, and a security deposit that’s refunded at the end of the guests’ full stay with the Pass.

“Currently, 20 per cent of Blueground guests are working remotely and another 32 per cent are on a temporary work assignment – bringing to life the demand that led to the creation of the Blueground Pass.”

 

Flexible Arrangements

 

Passholders have the option to freeze up to two months and four months depending on their lease length. They can move between as few as two apartments or as many as 12, with no need to plan more than 30 days ahead of their next move. This flexible working model is ideal for people that are required to travel lots for work, or simply find that staying put has an effect on their mental health or productivity. 

For those wanting the best of both worlds, the use of co-working spaces and serviced offices can offer a flexible alternative for those who are tiring of working from home.

Last year alone, the number of coworking spaces grew by 21 per cent, a 42 per cent increase from 2018. Demand has simultaneously grown, with the number of coworking space users growing by 27 per cent since 2020.

The firm also offers 24/7 support through the Blueground Guest App, with in-app check-in and check-out, as well as a portfolio of service partners offering concierge-style services from cleaning to meal kits and wine delivery.

The Pass is available for either an annual or six-month term with the option to “freeze” accommodations for two to four months, depending on lease length. Flexibility is paramount: guests can move between as few as two apartments, or up to 12. All passholders are entitled to the best available rate for each apartment, in addition to the discount on their second booking. Blueround Passholders also get priority access to our freshest listings, courtesy of their own dedicated sales advisor.

However, it's publically stated that the Blueground Pass is a limited-time offer. They’re rewarding our most intrepid guests with a credit of up to $1,000 when they book their second apartment.

Picture: Blueground apartment press shot.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 31 August 2021

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