Being green is about doing less damage; sustainability, as it is generally practiced today, is aimed towards neutral impact; restoration is about making things better. Regeneration is about transforming our perspective and developing a collaborative relationship with nature and each other. It is an ongoing journey that is to be continually improved upon.
The intrinsic identity, nature, or indispensable quality of a place that is understood intuitively by its subject.
A stakeholder is a party that has an interest or concern in any activity or initiative. We use this term to describe our guests, our hotel partners, travel agents, ecosystem, and the communities in which we operate.
History of Place
“History of place” means looking at the spot on earth that you occupy from a geological, cultural, and archaeological standpoint. This includes spoken or written history. The insights gleaned from this history are intended to help local inhabitants as well as visitors understand the recurring patterns of life in each unique place; in other words, the essence of place.
The property or hotel is harmonious with its surroundings, promoting and enabling practices which are respectful, inclusive, and sensitive to the local people and natural environment.
Moving From Scarcity to Abundance
The move toward a system that centers itself not on maximizing growth in an effort to overcome scarcity, but on utilizing resources in a way that could continue for all future generations.
Whole Systems Thinking
Whole systems thinking is a method of understanding how elements and systems are related, and how they influence one another within a whole. An example of systems thinking is how elements such as water, sun, soil, air, plants, animals, and human beings interact and support one another as a system.
Aspirational in Nature
Regeneration has a non-material, aspirational dimension in that it focuses on the actualization of our individual and collective potential.
Ego to Eco
Moving from an obsolete “ego-system” focused entirely on the well-being of oneself to an ecosystem awareness that emphasizes the well-being of the whole.
A harmonious and mutually beneficial exchange. True reciprocity occurs without expectation of reward; rather, there is an understanding that existence depends on the health of many other species in the forest and the interrelationships between them.