30 31 THE CAYUGA COLLECTION SUSTAINABLE LUXURY T he Cayuga Collection is a hospitalityman- agement company whose current portfolio consists of eight award-winning, sustainable hotels, resorts, and ecolodges in beautiful and re- mote corners of Costa Rica and Nicaragua.“It started in 1999, with the owners of Lapa Rios Lodge on the Osa Peninsula,” says Company CEO,Hans Pfister.“They were Peace Corps volunteers fromMinnesota; he was a lawyer, she was a school teacher and musician.They sold everything, bought land in the Osa Peninsula in the rain forest, built a lodge and school, and were very suc- cessful. But it came to the point where they were there 24/7/365, and it wasn’t what they had in mind as their dream project. So, they closed down the lodge for a week and said,‘We’re going to do the Eco-Lodge Owner Dilemma AT A GLANCE THE CAYUGA COLLECTION WHAT: Manager of sustainable hotels and ecolodges WHERE: Costa Rica & Nicaragua WEBSITE: