White feathers are an international symbol of peace. This year, Hôtel de la Paix (The Hotel of Peace), a five-star boutique hotel dedicated to community sustainability in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is dedicated to touching millions world-wide with an Eco-conscious Christmas tree composed of 3,200 white feathers, hung delicately on individual wires from the ceiling in the hotel’s lobby. Now, more than 3 million unique users have viewed this special Christmas tree on Facebook, working towards the hotel’s initiative to helping Cambodia shine.
The mammoth task took more than 10 days of preparation, several dedicated staff members and three engineers to complete. Check out the expert engineering behind this dream project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvLHlpPOixE
With a blend of ultra-modern design and Khmer palace-style architecture, the innovative Christmas tree fits in seamlessly with the designs of world-renowned architect, Bill Bensely, which recently helped the hotel achieve Gold List status as Conde Nast Traveller UK’s 2011 Best Hotel for Ambiance and Design.