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About Us

Our Story

After first getting to know eachother during their studies, Laurent and Maxime met again in Geneva in 2017, years after working in finance, real estate, hospitality and technology.

Confronted first-hand to the inefficiencies of existing 360° solutions to rent out second homes, they started exploring why the equivalent of a modern, branded hotel chain did not exist for private homes?

Could a new operating model be built - not only an online website with listings - a model that vertically integrates real estate with hospitality services and technology?

Snowy scene
Emerald Stay Barcelona office


After a successful pilot year during which they worked on the technology and started operating a handful of homes, they got approached by other owners.

After securing the backing of private investors, an office in Barcelona was opened and a team of talents assembled, all driven by the same mission:

To build a collection of private homes, across multiple destinations, owned through long term leases and upgraded to Swiss hospitality standards, and run by a team of professionals.

Emerald Stay Barcelona office


Because it had never been done before, we reinvented from scratch the technology backbone of a modern hospitality chain, built around user friendly services interconnected with eachother.

Discover experiences like online check-in, digital door locks, instant chat with our team and a selection of local services and experiences at your fingertips.

True memories


Our vision is to build a chain of premium homes in genuine destinations; places that overflow with natural wonders and activate mental and physical wellbeing.

An experience enhanced by technology, yet centered on the human at its core.

One that connects architecture and interior design with outdoor beauty.

And reconnects us to the healing power of nature and of togetherness, with all the comfort of Swiss hospitality.


Proudly supported by influential advisors
and investors


CEO RCI Global

CEO Mövenpick Hotels

VP Luxury Brands at Hilton Hotels


CEO & Co-founder Limestone Capital

CEO & Founder Voyat (Exit)

Chief of staff to Marissa Mayer at Google


Founder Apeiron Group

Founder Presight Capital

Co-founder Ribopharma (exit)


Lease to us

Savvy investors and second home owners looking for performance and peace of mind partner with us in order to run their portfolio of rental assets, underpinned by our Swiss hospitality and technology.

Our 360° solution not only covers the digital aspects of your rental, but very much also the operational ones. Because it’s not a secret: in hospitality, delivering memorable experiences is underpinned by hard work, complex operations and painful maintenance.

Let our dedicated Account Managers tailor our service to your lifestyle and needs.