Greet living means unlocking
the potential in everything

In rethinking the hotel experience to be more forward-thinking and planet positive, we transform with fresh ideas, new opportunities, and new life; inspired by what surrounds us.

From repurposed furniture and reduced waste to employment opportunities for disadvantaged people, our actions aim at making our guests feel good by doing good.

rethink

How we can optimize our buildings to make them energy efficient

repurpose

our design, showcasing the charm in what surrounds us and bringing it to life in fresh ways

reduce

our environmental impact across all stages of the guest journey, from the use of food to the soap in the rooms

rejoice

our employment program, which trains and employs people from disadvantaged backgrounds

rethink

At greet, we are committed to respecting the environment, that’s why we optimize our buildings so they are energy efficient and environmentally sound.

We recommend implementing the Energy Performance Contracting process to audit and transform our buildings. These sustainable development improvements are financed through associated energy costs savings, meaning there is no added cost for hotel owners and partners, but reduced impact on the environment.

repurpose

As a non-standardized brand, which is recognized as being organic and distinctive, greet’s commitment is crystallized in its design approach. Each hotel is encouraged to be a reflection of its locale while also sharing a single unifying and universal identity. With furniture and decor sourced directly from nearby bazaars, street markets, garage sales, local designers and charity stores, greet is right on trend and in tune with the circular economy. The items unearthed by greet give each property its own specific personality, whether they have been merely restored or totally repurposed.

Giving things a new life means giving creativity room to flourish and providing the potential for spaces and objects to excite and inspire. Whether minimalist or flamboyant, each living space has been designed to promote sincerity, optimism and positive hospitality. The decor in greet hotels invites guests to linger, take five and (re)connect with others.

reduce

greet strives to reduce its environmental impact, especially in the area of  waste management:
  • • Comprehensive recycling initiatives and interactive nudge strategies that encourage guests to participate
  • • Eco-label dispensers in bathrooms
  • • Zero food waste management :
    • • Less is more : focus on minimalist menus
    • • Whole product snacks
    • • Wonky drink (welcome drink made out of “ugly” fruits)
    • • Donation of unused food (partnership with too good to go)
    • • Second life dishes (ex: pain perdu)

rejoice

Offering support to people from disadvantaged backgrounds and with low socio-economic status, greet partners with local associations and community outreach groups to provide employment opportunities to those who are often overlooked when applying for jobs.  This recruitment approach makes for a more inclusive environment, makes a positive impact on people’s lives, and helps encourage their re-insertion into the community.

The goal: to create encounters between engaged communities, increase the chances of success, and take daily actions that are both positive impact and sustainable. It is with this in mind that each greet hotel organizes regular events known as “greet times”, inviting local organizations, partners and other engaged stakeholders to interact, share and make a difference.
 

Partners offering a SECOND CHANCE

The greet brand has joined forces with several organizations in order to properly structure the second chance eco-system.

Partnering with associations such as Emmaüs and Valdelia enables greet hotels to more easily source second-hand furniture, as well as new creations and designs made by reusing materials. In addition to this environmentally-responsible approach, teaming up with Collectif Design and second-chance associations like Emmaüs helps to strengthen the social impact of greet by supporting professional integration.

In France, Collectif Design and Artisanat Emmaüs aim to give people a second chance, objects a new lease on life and the planet a brighter future.

It is comprised of three leading organisations: Atelier Emmaüs, ReCréateurs and Résilientes.

Valdelia, a government-approved non-profit eco-organization, provides a comprehensive solution to collect, recycle and re-use old furniture from all types of groups (businesses, local authorities, clubs, charities, etc.). Its action and innovation-based strategy aims to turn end-of-life products into resources for the future.