Our mission has always been to provide a customer care-driven fitness experience with all the amenities and conveniences one comes to expect when staying in a first class boutique hotel. We are so excited to share this passion with the like-minded brand, hospitality powerhouse, and our preferred partner — StayDuvet.
Duvet, more commonly StayDuvet, is Charleston's premier property rental business. Duvet began serving the downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant markets and quickly scaled to Isle of Palms, Folly Beach and North Charleston. With a mission of bringing together the concierge aspect of a high-end hotel and the freedom and comfort of a home, Duvet creates an unparalleled travel experience for the savvy vacationer and local staycationer alike.
Their concierge team fully coordinates everything you need for an effortless and mindless stay, with services including pre-stocked groceries, a private chef, baby gear, beach accessories and games and in-house massages. Their team even creates a tailored itinerary for those who want to live and play like a local. Other perks include 24/7 guest services, five-star amenities and luxury linens.
Recently, we did the hosting and had the pleasure of chatting with Duvet's CEO and co-founder, Taylor Gates, at Longevity. We bonded over our mutual purpose of serving Charleston with personalized care and passion for carving a space in the community that makes people feel right at home.
StayDuvet is truly the epitome of southern hospitality; how do you continue to create an authentic experience for your guests?
We are not perfect, but we strive to be the best we can for our guests and hosts. The hardest challenge we face is serving two clients. We have the homeowners that offer us their homes. and the guests that we simultaneously promise and deliver an exceptional experience to. Unlike restaurants and hotels, we have two sides to serve, which can make our job extra difficult - but we love a challenge!
The name Duvet came from the thought that everybody has when they go somewhere to stay, “I wonder if the Duvet was cleaned.” We at Duvet have a clean duvet guarantee for every stay. Cleanliness, along with an inspection before and after each stay, helps us keep our quality control up. We also provide a 24/7 concierge service for all our guests and only promote local neighborhood businesses. It is our job to stimulate the local economy and make sure our 100,000+ visitors per year support our fellow neighbors' businesses. We are very proud of this. So, yes, our guests truly do get to live like a local.
Some of our Longevity members split their time between Charleston and elsewhere. When not in Charleston, can they list their residence on Stay Duvet? How do they go about hosting?
Absolutely! We actually offer two divisions. Stay Duvet is for those who can get a legal short-term rental permit and can rent places on a nightly basis. We also have another division called Duvet Homes, which focuses on executive clientele and rents to those looking for 30+ day stays. We have found a niche for both markets. Those who would like to host can give us a call directly at 843-306-8068 or visit the Host page on our website.
When it comes to fitness and health, what's your approach/outlook?
Well, my mother is a nutritionist and has shown me how important it is to eat well. The quality of food matters most, which is unfortunately harder to come by these days. I’ve learned that it’s not just what you eat, it’s also how you stay active and stimulate your body - it's truly a balance. The two are equally important and go hand-in-hand. I wish I was better about it myself, though! The thing about hospitality is, you forget to serve yourself because you are constantly serving others. (It gets addicting!) It is incredible to experience how exercise allows the mind to relax and think clearly, which has recently motivated me to get back into it. You take care of the body and in turn, that takes care of the mind. After that, all you have to focus on is your soul; but, I believe if surround yourself with good people, that alone feeds your soul.
I’m truly blown away by what Longevity has to offer. It reminds me of going to the top floor of a Four Seasons hotel and seeing that fitness/spa combination. It is truly such a need here in Charleston, and I am so glad Longevity has finally fulfilled that need.
StayDuvet has extended a promo to all Longevity members and guests: book directly on their website using code LONGEVITY to receive 5% off your stay. For more information about StayDuvet, and to browse their properties or host a home, visit their website.