ROOM + WILD TEAM

Born from the friendship of two coconut lovers. Built by two travelers' hearts. Inspired by the world.

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Sasha Semeniouga

"I put the lime in the coconut"

Sasha has wandered from place to place as long as she can remember. From petting camels on Bulgarian beaches to long train rides to Finland, sailing through the Mediterranean with her mom or eating the best tomato salad of her life in a hidden Turkish treehouse. She discovered early on that those are the types of experiences that stay with you for life. 

Growing up in Moscow, and studying at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Sasha now calls Toronto her home. 

Always falling in love with everything Latin or Mediterranean, Sasha's trips to Greece, Mexico and Colombia have sparked the creation of Room + Wild. Quickly discovering that her positive travel experiences coincided with the extraordinary accommodations where she stayed, Sasha wanted to help others explore exotic destinations in a new way. Wanting the intimacy and comfort of a rental home combined with the luxuries one would get from a hotel, Sasha found what she was looking for in eco-lodges, family owned villas, sustainable design hotels, and unique b&bs - all now a part of the Room + Wild collection. 

Still travelling the world any chance she gets, discovering new nature retreats and wishing she could take her cat Leopold along, Sasha dreams of guiding the tourism industry towards sustainable travel and one day building her own ecolodge on a small South American island with her boyfriend Nick. 

NICK VALSAMIS

"There are people who swim in pools while next to the ocean... I am not one of them"

Lover of the universe, oceans, dogs, and really good tomatoes.

Born in Toronto, Canada to immigrant parents - mom from England and dad from Rhodes, Greece, Nick knew there was more to the world than his hometown from a very early age. Summers were spent in Greece, eating octopus and watermelon or climbing ancient ruins. Winters in Canada were spent building igloos, playing hockey or chasing the family dogs Caesar and Troy. 

Nick has always been a huge wildlife lover and supporter, with the shark being his favourite animal, and sustainability close to his heart. Nick has helped Room + Wild grow beyond its horizons and has shaped it into what it is today.

When Nick is not exploring new corners of the world or looking at the night sky at his summer home on a small Greek island of Kastellorizo, he is making music, creating and marketing brands, or cooking "something different". 


The R+W Vision:

Landscape Enhanced Accommodation

Choose your destination. Choose your landscape. Discover the world's best kept secret hideaways.

Room + Wild believes that the world's best accommodations are the ones creatively and beautifully integrated with nature. We curate a list of exotic retreats around the globe that not only provide guests with an unforgettable experience in a natural setting but have the highest possible trip advisor ratings; lodgings with warmth, personality, great design and adventurous spirit. Let us help you choose a hotel that takes your trip from great to unforgettable.

Services:

extraordinary hotels  •  travel design  •  custom honeymoons  •  destination weddings  •  corporate retreats

Legend for accommodation costs:

  • 1 Pineapple | $0 - $200 a night
  • 2 Pineapples |  $200 - $400 a night
  • 3 Pineapples | $400 - $800 a night
  • 4 Pineapples | $800 + a night 

Connect with us at stay@roomandwild.com for custom trip planning and recommendations on your next nature retreat.


Room and Wild is a TWIL Travel affiliate.