The Unique Lodges of the World initiative by National Geographic reached the 1 year mark last week and Lapa Rios is very proud of this as one of its original founders.
The collection was launched January 2015, and since then National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World has nearly doubled the number of properties in its impressive collection, increasing its geographic breadth to the Canadian High Arctic, Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, the Seychelles, the mountains of northern Greece and beyond. The collection began with 24 charter members ( Lapa Rios being one of them) and accepted 14 in June and seven over the past few months, bringing it to 45 lodges — and counting. These extraordinary properties were selected for the outstanding guest service and experiences they offer, and for their leadership in sustainable tourism and commitment to protecting cultural and natural heritage. They must undergo a rigorous vetting process and a site audit to become part of the collection.
Hans Pfister, general manager and president of the Cayuga Collection is also part of the board and a beacon to follow in the quest for sustainable tourism all around the world.