The Good Training Program
In 2015 we set up the Good Training Program, our bespoke hospitality training course. The program includes three months of classroom study and paid work experience. After graduating, every student has the chance to work full-time at the Good Hotel or with one of our carefully chosen partner hotels. So far we’ve retrained more than 300 employees and the success rate (people with a job 12 months after graduating) is over 70%.
Niños de Guatemala
When you stay at Good Hotel Antigua, 100% of profits go to Niños de Guatemala, a foundation that was co-founded in 2007 by Marten Dresen, the founder of the Good Hotel. It provides underprivileged local children with an education. At the moment there are two primary schools and a secondary school, which house over 600 children who would otherwise not have been able to go to school.
Good Global Foundation
When you stay at any Good Hotel outside of Guatemala, all excess profits go to the Good Global Foundation (GGF), which supports social causes all around the world. These are causes similar to Niños de Guatemala, which provides underprivileged local children with an education.
Supporting the local economy
Wherever we can, we work with suppliers who are local and sustainable. Think family-owned, environmentally friendly, and hand-crafted. We support our communities by working with these unique and talented local players. In London, we work with the charitable brand Belu for all our recycled-glass water bottles, select delicious produce from UK farms and London markets.
In Guatemala , let us introduce you to some of them.
Repurposing derelict buildings
We see things a little different, we always look for the potential where others may not immediately see it. The same goes for our hotel buildings, whether it's an old mansion in Antigua Guatemala, or a decommissioned floating accommodation platform in London. We find them, repurpose them, with lots of attention to detail, and then bring them to life.