Collective Retreats is proud to be the first and largest global outdoor hospitality brand to receive certified B-Corp status.
Since our inception, our core values have been focused on continually creating positive social and environmental impact for the communities we serve. This certification represents a milestone in our commitment to connect people, build a greater awareness for the natural beauty that surrounds us and reinforce our deep-rooted belief that we can deliver unique luxury travel experiences that are more memorable and less extractive than traditional hotels.
OUR POSITION AS A PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION
Hotels can be a surprisingly dirty business. Tourism is responsible for roughly 8% of the world’s carbon emissions. The majority is emitted by visitors from high-income countries, with U.S. travelers at the top of the list. We founded Collective Retreats to solve this problem and our team is connected by a deep and relentless passion for our cause. We need to protect the beautiful places we love to explore and enjoy and are committed to uplifting the people and communities we rely on for services, experiences, and indulgences.
Collective Retreats is a Public Benefit Corporation, a corporate structure which legally obligates us to consider the impact of our decisions on the environment, not just shareholders.
As part of our sustainability and stewardship initiatives, we have partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation and will be planting one tree for every stay booked at a Collective Retreats location to help fight deforestation and climate change.
Why Fighting Deforestation is Important
OUR MISSION AND OUR NAME
The Collective name comes from our core belief that we’re inextricably tied to each other and to our world, and that travel is the way we experience, understand, and deepen that connection. Retreat is rooted in the idea that travel leads us to a more grounded and true version of ourselves. When you bring these two ideas together—exploration to foster deeper connection—you have the spirit of Collective Retreats.
Collective Retreats is an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) focused experiential travel company redefining traditional hotels through a collection of unique luxury retreats in unexpected places. Each bold, eco-centric concept embraces the local landscape and culture of a destination, allowing guests to connect with the land, community, and with themselves through unique on-site activities, immersive culinary activations, personal hospitality, and culture-forward programming.
By breaking away from the traditional mold of a luxury hotel, Collective Retreats is opening up a whole new world of exploration where a transformative five-star luxury experience coexists with authentic ruggedness.
EXECUTING ON OUR COMMITMENT
All of our existing and new retreat locations will adhere to our newly formalized sustainability standards articulated in our “Collective Good”.
The 4 pillars of Collective Good are: (1) Our Guests, (2) Our Retreats, (3) Our Team & Practices, and (4) Our Voice. We’ve developed these areas of focus based on inputs from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the Sustainable Accounting Standards board (SASB), as well as the B Lab Assessment.
In 2022 we captured baseline measurements of our physical, social, and community-based impact, but with each passing year we’ll have more information to understand how we’re doing. Additionally, we’re rolling out and enhancing new programs and ways of working to continuously improve and serve not only our guests and partners, but our community and world.
2022 Collective Good Annual Report
Meet Our Team that is Making a Difference
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Creative Officer, Experience & Design
Chief Hospitality Officer
Vice President, People & Culture
Vice President, Construction & Design
VIRGINIA THOMAS GRAY
Vice President, Portfolio Growth
Director of Development
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
General Manager, Governor's Island
General Manager, Collective Hill Country
General Manager, Collective Vail
Retreat Operations and Logistics Manager
Manager - Talent Acquisition
Director of Food & Beverage, Governor's Island
Senior Reservations Coordinator
Reservations and Concierge Associate
Reservations and Concierge Associate
Front Office Manager - Collective Governors Island
Company Advisor: COVID 19 , Health and Safety.
Company Advisor: COVID-19, Health and Safety.
Co-founder and Advisor
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