Our philosophy

Our story

After first getting to know each other 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 ?

Available yet discreet, the better side of hospitality

We walk right beside our guests at every step of the rental process, from the booking to the stay itself, and we are the only point of contact from beginning to end. At each destination, one of our local Emerald Stay® team members is fully devoted to maintaining properties up to our quality, health and security standards. She is also on standby to assist you with extra services, information or questions about the home. In parallel, a digital concierge service is available at each property to ensure you can organise your entire stay digitally and autonomously, in case that were your preference.

Vacation rentals that use technology but stay human

A more responsible type of stay

Our choice in destinations is not arbitrary. It is guided by a focus on beauty, uniqueness, nature and easy access. Your next Emerald Stay® trip awaits you just hours from home, where you will discover that reducing your carbon footprint is compatible with living unforgettable moments.

Our ambition goes even further: we are doing everything in our power to achieve complete carbon neutrality by the end of 2022. We will accomplish this by participating in reforestation projects, by putting in place smart home initiatives, and by choosing recyclable hospitality products for you.

We want to be the ambassadors of the future of travel.

Next-generation standards

Our greatest wish is to offer you an environment conducive to sharing and conviviality. Looking forward to being together.

We rely on our expertise in hospitality and new technologies to offer you an avant-garde travel experience.

Our properties are equipped with the recognised hotel standards that guarantee a high level of comfort when it comes to bedding, equipment, furnishings and decoration.

But we don’t stop there: we have also designed digital and tech-forward solutions to facilitate access to your property and offer you a wide choice of à la carte services to pick from throughout your stay.

Digital solutions marry the best services offer in Emerald Stay properties

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

Homeowners, let’s reinvent short-term rental together

At Emerald Stay®, we manage your assets like a next-generation hotel. An innovative concept that is revolutionising short-term rental, improving the profitability of hundreds of properties, and freeing owners from the constraints that kept them from indulging in the pleasures of their investment.

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