StayTony Launches Corporate Housing Platform in Atlanta

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From StayTony: StayTony, led by Founder, Tony Diamond, has re-imagined the short term corporate housing market by combining high-end design with key geographic location and affordability. By taking a page out of the hotel management model, StayTony has succeeded in changing the rules for how short-term housing is structured. With the launch of StayTony’s new technology-enabled affordability platform, the company is poised to become the first to offer qualified renters the opportunity to move in for a minimum of $237 and to finance the balance of their rental.

"With this new technology, we are taking our commitment to high-quality design and affordability to a whole new level. One of the biggest pain points for moving to a new city is the huge up-front cost. We will be eliminating that and doubling down on our mission to go beyond the typical, tired corporate apartment – four walls and furniture. When you rent with StayTony, guests get a unique, uniform branded experience. They can expect our locations to be on the best lot, on the best block, and the best street of each respective neighborhood, within steps of the most sought-after restaurants, retail, and nightlife. Now guests will also have the best and most flexible options to pay," says Tony Diamond, Founder of StayTony.

StayTony will be the first ever short-term furnished, corporate housing company in the world to offer guests the chance to finance rentals of one to three months, without any interest for the first six months, and with no security deposit and only a soft credit pull. The partner for this new platform is Uplift, an AI-driven, point-of-sale financing and technology company offering Pay Monthly options that make it easier for consumers to book and experience travel.

"People already finance one-time life events like weddings, medical procedures, and vacations all the time. We thought, why not finance the life event of relocating to a new city or moving for a temporary job assignment. Based on our latest data, the average consumer loan to finance a one-time event is $8,206. That easily covers a two-month stay at a typical corporate apartment. With our new platform and interest rates as low as 10%, StayTony renters will only need the down payment of $237 to move in followed by 11 monthly payments of that amount, which would cover the cost of a one month stay at our lowest priced apartment ($2,580 per month). Other options, including interest-free financing for six months, are also available for qualified renters. The other big pain point is that renting is typically a clunky process filled with friction at every step. Our new platform is seamless and intelligent, you simply contact and sign the lease," says Diamond.

Qualified renters can move in for a minimum initial payment of $237, removing the greatest barrier to entry for renters – coming up with first and last month’s rent and security deposit up front. There is nowhere else in the world where you can currently move in for that rate and finance the balance of the rent.


This is a game-changer for the industry because renters no longer have to settle for the unknown quality of online platform hosts, where each landlord dictates different terms; pay the high expense of renting a hotel long term; settle for a traditional corporate apartment that lacks the designer touch; or resort to sharing your personal space to make moving to a new city affordable.

Recent college graduates moving to a new city for a job, entrepreneurs who want the flexibility and fluidity of working in multiple cities, traveling medical or business professionals and more all now have an option that is affordable, convenient, and of the quality they desire.

"We work with visionary names in interior design, like David McCauley, to create a visceral experience never before seen in corporate apartments. All the furniture is 100% custom made and includes custom decor like Porter Teleo hand-painted wallpaper. From the moment you check-in, your wireless internet and flat screen TV are ready to use and all of the furnishings are present from the designer bed and linens down to the wine glasses and cloth napkins. With over 8 years in business and not a single customer service complaint online, we’ve been relentless in doing whatever it takes to ensure all guests have an incredible experience. This new platform is an extension of that innovation and great customer service because now more people will be able to take advantage of our rentals," said Tony Diamond, Founder of StayTony.

StayTony currently has multiple locations in Los Angeles and Atlanta and plans to expand nationally to become the go-to name for the short term, corporate rental market.

About StayTony:
Since 2012, StayTony has been a leader in providing short term corporate housing rentals known for its upscale, modern design, impeccable customer service, and affordability. With locations in Midtown Atlanta, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and multiple locations in Hollywood, StayTony plans to expand to every major city in the US.

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Hotel Clermont, Westview Cemetery score spots on Georgia Register of Historic Places

The revitalized Hotel Clermont is nearing its 100th birthday.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’s Historic Preservation Division recently added 11 sites to its register of historic places, and few people will be surprised to learn that most of them are in Atlanta.

The most notable additions, perhaps, are Poncey-Highland’s revitalized Hotel Clermont and the Westside’s colossal Westview Cemetery.

Built in the early 1920s on Ponce de Leon Avenue, the eight-story Georgian Revival-style building now known for its gloriously seedy basement strip club and stunning rooftop patio initially served as apartments.

The rooftop deck, complete with a bar and seating.

In 1939, it was transformed into a motor inn—the Hotel Clermont—and it served travelers and tourists and even some longtime residents until shuttering in 2009.

The infamous strip joint beneath the hotel rooms, the Clermont Lounge, however, has been running strong since 1968—the oldest nightclub in Atlanta—and it shows no signs of faltering.

Today, a $30 million restoration has brought the nearly century-old hotel back to its former glory—and then some. The boutique hotel’s rooftop hangout boasts one of the best skyline views in the city, and new restaurant Tiny Lou’s serves up high-end French fare downstairs.

Tiny Lou’s.

Over on the Westside, just south of the MARTA rail line between the Hamilton E. Holmes and West Lake transit stations, the Westview Cemetery is the largest civilian cemetery in the Southeast, spanning more than 500 acres.

Founded in 1884, the historic site houses burial monuments that tell a story of the changes the cemetery has witnessed.

Jonathan PhillipsWestview Abbey in Atlanta’s Westview neighborhood.

The cemetery showcases numerous forms of “decorative burial monuments (mausoleums, obelisks, headstones, and other markers) reflecting funerary traditions from the mid-19th century to 1976, as well as the Spanish Plateresque-style Westview Abbey (1943), a Romanesque Revival-style gatehouse (1890), and several additional buildings and structures,” according to a Department of Natural Resources news release.

Westview Cemetery also features two distinct cemetery design styles—lawn-park and memorial park—which further illustrate how landscape design trends have evolved since the graveyard’s advent.

Eubanks, Awtry, Candler, and Hartsfield are but a few of the famous names who’ve taken eternal residence at Westview Cemetery.

Lawn-park style, a design movement that began after the Civil War and survived into the 1920s, looks like sprawling green space with an abundance of headstones and other effigies jutting up from the ground, whereas memorial park-style, a trend started in 1913, features monuments that are flush to the ground, according to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Being listed on the Georgia and National Register of Historic Places does not restrict the “use, treatment, transfer, or disposition of private property,” as officials noted, but properties on the National Register can be eligible for federal and state tax incentives.

Other Atlanta landmarks recently added to the state’s historic register include the Briarcliff Plaza (home to famous Plaza Theatre and Majestic Diner); Collier-Perry-Bentley House; F.H. Ross & Company Laundry Warehouse; First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta; and the Whitehall Street Retail Historic District.

Briarcliff Plaza. Road Arch

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