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Mashpi Lodge announced as member of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the world

Ecuador’s Mashpi Lodge has become a Charter-Founding member of the National Geographic Society’s newest venture in travel experiences – the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. The collection brings together boutique hotels in extraordinary places, each with an unrivalled commitment to sustainability and authentic experiences.

Selected through a rigorous and extremely thorough evaluation process, Mashpi Lodge was selected on the basis that it offers an outstanding guest experience whilst continuing to support the protection of cultural and natural heritage, and embracing sustainable tourism practices. As part of the comprehensive vetting process, the lodges in the collection have been judged on their authenticity, efforts to celebrate the surrounding landscape, quality of guest experience and service as well as sustainable tourism practices.  

Celebrating its surrounding landscape, Mashpi Lodge’s glass-fronted exterior has been designed to completely immerse guests in the 3,212-acred biodiversity hotspot outside. The Lodge is the ideal base for discerning and environmentally-conscious visitors to explore. Inside, contemporary, minimalist décor, warm earth tones, clean lines and striking angles & vistas make up the interior. The Lodge’s accommodation is comprised of three Yaku suites and 19 Wayra rooms, arranged over three floors with views of the forest right up close through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Outside, the reserve is home to a profusion of newly discovered plant and animal species. The Life Centre offers intimate and deck-level views of the vast cloud forest and intricate observation of nature within; nature trails offer insight into life at every juncture and the Aerial Bicycle is a unique way to explore the canopy up close.   

As Lyn Cutter, National Geographic’s executive Vice President for travel, comments “The National Geographic brand is universally recognized for its commitment to exploring and protecting the planet, so we are uniquely positioned  to unite and promote these exceptional properties and to set  a new standard for tourism”.   

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