AvantStay announces expansion into Florida

US: Los Angeles-based premier next-generation hospitality platform AvantStay has announced its expansion into Florida.  

The company has introduced 12 properties in Destin, Florida, along the state’s East Coast.

AvantStay founder and CEO, Sean Breuner, said: “There has been a noticeable exodus to Florida largely from areas in the Northeast. We are confident our 30A properties will attract those seeking a warmer climate and relaxed lifestyle in a home that’s fully equipped to accommodate remote work.

“As vaccine distribution continues in 2021, we anticipate seeing great interest from travellers embarking on ‘vaxications,’ especially those from surrounding drive markets like Montgomery, New Orleans, and Atlanta,” he added.

AvantStay’s expansion into the South East arrives soon after announcing its entrance into the Mexican market, in Cabo San Lucas. The company is now present in 60 cities and expects to be in over 100 cities by the close of the year.

AvantStay reported a 1,752 per cent increase in its bookings from 2017 to 2020 and expects its 30A assets will cater to continued demand.

Breuner said: “As we gain greater flexibility to work remotely, short-term rental brands are attracting a new breed of nomadic travellers, who crave a change of scenery in beautiful settings with all the luxuries of home still available. Whether it be a workcation, a staycation with family or a reunion with a group of friends, AvantStay’s properties are designed for every traveller.”

The company seeks to provide a “highly curated” experience customised to guests’ needs, and uses a proprietary tech suite to drive bookings, seamlessly operationalise in-field and remote management, and activate authentic and elevated consumer touchpoints.

AvantStay raised $20 million in a Series A financing round in September 2019, led by 3L Capital, Bullpen Capital, Convivialite Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Zeno Ventures and Olympic athlete Shaun White.

At the time, the company said it would use the fresh capital to expand its property portfolio across the United States, enhance its technology suite to deliver a world-class customer experience, and scale its operations team.