May 5, 2021

The Intersection of Hotels and Vacation Rentals

The Intersection of Hotels and Vacation Rentals

Sean is the Founder and CEO of the Short Term Rental brand, Avant Stay.

The company is reimagining what it means to be a short term vacation rental by innovating new ways to leverage technology to deliver a truly unique lifestyle hospitality brand for the future traveler.

Since their start in 2017, AvantStay has acquired more than 400 assets in over 60 cities.

What strikes me about the company is their relentless focus on the guest experience - and I hope this comes across in the episode.

Taking a page from the playbook of the best hotels in the world, they’re pushing the boundaries of what people can expect from a vacation rental - whether it’s the location, design, amenities or the personalized elements that customize each stay.

We’re talking about experience, differentiation, operationalizing a complex business and blending the worlds of hotels and short term rentals.

On this episode we discuss:

  • How technology is helping the company grow (5:10)
  • AvantStay’s business model (8:06)
  • The current state of vacation rentals (10:30)
  • Vacation rentals as a part of a larger hotel company ecosystem (15:11)
  • Designing homes for social media (19:28)
  • Customer segments in STR (22:55)
  • Operationalizing a horizontal business model (26:58)
  • Using partners to enhance an experience (31:25)

About Sean

With over 15 years of experience in real estate and technology, Sean is currently the CEO and founder of short-term rental brand AvantStay. Since its inception in 2017, AvantStay has acquired more than 400 assets in over 60 cities, including its first-ever international properties in Cabo San Lucas, launched in Q1 2021. Having gone through the launch and sale of a number of early-stage companies, his newest endeavor at AvantStay has allowed him to reimagine group travel, innovating new ways to leverage technology to deliver a truly unique lifestyle hospitality brand for the future traveler.


Links

AvantStay: https://avantstay.com

LinkedIn (Sean): https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbreuner/