“Rural people don’t want to live in a museum and they don’t want to seem cute or quaint.” So, as the inn enters its third year, it continues to innovate. An appreciation dinner to honour Zita will be held on February 25th. As Cobb intended, when you visit the inn you’re really visiting the whole island. Hotels. Hotel Miramar Fogo Brava in São Filipe provides accommodations with a bar, a shared lounge and a terrace. The inn came to be when Cobb, 55, realized the island needed a self-sustaining economic boost beyond its mercurial fishing industry. The price of your stay genuinely benefits this storied community. Original title : Fogo. “Its role here was to be a servant of the land—take the life of 400 years here and express it in a new way, and be relevant.”. After the collapse of Fogo Island’s cod fishery in the latter decades of the twentieth century, Zita decided to study business in order to understand the global economic systems that had disadvantaged Fogo Island and numerous other small communities – bringing many to the brink of extinction. The Inn has quickly garnered an international reputation for exceptional, embodied, place-specific hospitality and bold, thoughtful, humanistic contemporary design. People are increasingly opting for Fogo Island over Paris, with guests visiting from other provinces as well as south of the border, notably New York and California. An introduction to the key ideas behind our projects on Fogo Island. Fogo Island Inn sits on an Island, off an Island, at one of the four corners of the Earth. Thought and care was put into every detail of the hotel, from design to furnishings to food – … Search for hotels in Fogo with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Back in 2006, Zita Cobb’s gamble of building a hotel on an island off the northeast coast of Newfoundland seemed completely unrealistic. It was successful, but maybe too much so. As an 8th generation Fogo Islander, Zita grew up immersed in the profound hospitality that Fogo Islanders and Newfoundlanders are known for. The inn is the foundation’s economic engine—“The inn belongs to Shorefast and its mandate is to serve the community,” Cobb says. Business Profile Fogo Island Inn. Activities + Outings. Located next to the ferry dock, we are perfectly located for your stay on Fogo Island. “We wanted the inn to be a part of helping people give back to themselves,” Cobb explains. For hotels on Fogo that serve up a highly-rated breakfast, try The Colonial Guest House, Hotel Residencial Savana and Casa Marisa 2.0. In-Between. Canadian Architect - Zita Cobb named 2015 RAIC Honorary Fellow, Azure Magazine - Interview with Zita Cobb, YouTube - Zita Cobb: Transforming Fogo Island as a magnet for the arts, YouTube - Zita Cobb Keynotes 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit, YouTube - Zita Cobb - Transformation: One Community at a Time, YouTube - Fogo Island - A journey to the end of the earth. Directed by Max Shapira, Aidan Woodward. “When you’re in the middle of the Atlantic, how well you’ll do depends on your own wit and how you plan and take care of the boat,” she says. Fogo Island Inn has also made Elite Traveler's list of the Top 100 Hotels in the World in 2018. Zita Cobb is the founder and Innkeeper of the Fogo Island Inn, and CEO of the Shorefast Foundation, a registered Canadian charity. “In the room that day there were 10 per cent of people who thought, ‘Wow, this is the best thing I’ve ever heard and I want to be part of it,’ 10 per cent who thought, ‘This is worst thing I’ve ever heard,’ and the other 80 per cent probably thought, ‘Oh god, this’ll never happen,’ or ‘Who’d ever want to come to Fogo Island when they could go to Paris,” Cobb explains. Many citizens of Fogo Island can trace their family history back to the same communities for hundreds of years. Our map displays the areas and neighborhoods around all Fogo hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. At the age of 16, she left her home in Newfoundland to attend Ottawa’s Carleton University. College of Engineering & Physical Sciences, College of Social & Applied Human Sciences, Gordon S. Lang School of Business & Economics, School of Hospitality, Food & Tourism Management, Fogo Island economic success 'absolutely transferable', Zita Cobb named 2015 RAIC Honorary Fellow, Zita Cobb: Transforming Fogo Island as a magnet for the arts, Zita Cobb Keynotes 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit, Zita Cobb - Transformation: One Community at a Time, Fogo Island - A journey to the end of the earth, Department of Marketing & Consumer Studies, John F. Wood Centre for Business & Student Enterprise. Business Profile. Fogo Island Inn sits on an Island, off an Island, at one of the four corners of the Earth. Zita Cobb grew up on Fogo Island and returned to create Shorefast Foundation and make Fogo a geotourist destination. In 2001, Zita retired from her business career and began to devote her full-time focus and energies to contributing to long-term cultural, social, and economic resiliency for Fogo Island. “ I booked a Newfoundland suite on the top floor of the Fogo Island Inn six months prior to our arrival because of the popularity of the Fogo Island Inn and tourism in Newfoundland. Anchor Inn Hotel. Casa Marisa 2.0 , Hotel Residencial Savana and Hotel Ocean View & Restaurante Seafood are some of the popular hotels on Fogo. Fogo Island Inn. The School is thrilled to announce that Zita Cobb, Innkeeper of Fogo Island Inn Newfoundland and Founder/CEO of the Shorefast Foundation will be our next Executive-in-Residence. By focussing on her community and its culture, the arts, and architecture, she has created a new type of hotel that defies all stereotypes. 210 Main Road. Recently, the Fogo Island Inn was one of only two Canadian properties named as founding members of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World Collection, a prestigious honor and one only shared by a handful of properties worldwide.