Officially founded by Adrian Gardiner in 2000, Mantis is collection of award-winning, privately-owned, luxury properties located around the world and committed to the spirit of conservation and restoration.

Whether small and intimate or vast and complex, on a sweeping African plain, bustling city, private tropical island or frozen snow scape, each destination and each adventure is exceptional. While uniquely different in the experiences they offer, all are linked through a collective obsession to be extraordinary, to be rare in a world that mass-produces sameness.

Destinations and experiences discovered by Mantis stir the soul, defy expectation and live in the heart forever.


Divided into five distinct groups, specialist areas include boutique hotels, game reserves, eco lodges, ski chalets, yachts and adventure experiences. Each is the finest example of its kind and celebrates the culture, cuisine, architecture and nature of the locations in which it is found, offering guests a truly authentic experience.

Mantis offers member properties the ideal sales, marketing and management solution for their boutique business to ensure successful growth and drive long term brand development. The company also offers consultancy services in other disciplines including conservation, education and hotel development.

Mantis. An exceptional place to find yourself.