Archive for the ‘Joie of Life’ Category

The Whole Picture

January 21, 2010

Conde Nast Traveler recently ran a great Q&A with Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey. In recent years, Mackey has been a bit of a controversy magnet, but agree or disagree with his interesting stances, he always seems to speak his mind, and Whole Foods’ contribution in creating a market for healthier, more sustainable food is hard to deny.

He gives Joie de Vivre a nice shout out in the piece, along with some other travel companies we admire for their service ethic. His explanation of “conscious capitalism” and serving people’s deeper needs for fulfillment resonates with Joie de Vivre’s own mission: to create opportunities for our guests to celebrate the joy of life at our hotels, restaurants, and spas.

Celebrating the joy of life is something we actually do talk about (a lot, actually) in the course of our days at Joie de Vivre in trying to determine how to bring a little “joie” to the guest experience. Our Joie of Life campaign launched in the fall talks about the idea and gives people ways to create (and share) their own joy (it has some great hotel deals, too).

Not surprisingly, Joie de Vivre’s founder and CEO Chip Conley writes about the pursuit of joy and happiness a lot (and he’ll be speaking about them at the TED Conference next month), and posits that perhaps the elusive “happiness” rests in the intangibles: more of contentment and being grateful for what we have; less of seeking the elusive “more” from things that in the end may not actually meet our needs. Or via Chip’s “emotional equation”: 

Happiness = Wanting What You Have divided by Having What You Want

As we move into a new year, and for us here in San Francisco, the sloshy, rainy season, we’re thinking about how we can create our own joy this year, and as always how we can find new ways to share it.


Joie Is…

December 10, 2009

Our Joie of Life campaign rolls merrily on with a sweet new micro-essay contest we announced today, all about five little words that bring you joie. If your fellow humans pick your five little words of joie, you can win three free nights at your favorite Joie de Vivre hotel! Check out the details here.

Tidings of Joie

October 20, 2009


Today is an exciting day for us here at Joie de Vivre as we launch our freshly-minted Joie of Life campaign. Behold…we bring you tidings of great joie! This campaign has some fantastic travel deals and packages. Few things bring us as much fulfillment as travel, whether it’s to a farflung destination or a trip down the Pacific Coast Highway. But moreover, we wanted to come up with simple ways we can all embrace the idea of “joie” – a new way of looking at joy that is about living each day fully. This campaign comes from our hearts to yours, and we hope it will inspire you to celebrate the little things that bring you joie. (more…)