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Cambodia's Hôtel de la Paix tree made of 3,200 white feathers
Implementing a massive symbol of both peace and sustainability takes time. Ten days, in fact. Cambodia's Hôtel de la Paix (The Hotel of Peace), a luxury boutique hotel dedicated to community sustainability in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is currently displaying an eco-conscious Christmas tree composed of 3,200 white feathers hung on individual wires from the ceiling in the hotel's lobby. More than 3 million people have seen this creation on Facebook and the hotel has recently launched a video explaining the engineering behind this technical feat.
Since 2008, the hotel has created unique holiday trees to bring joy to the community. At each year's unveiling, the hotel makes a donation to its community partner of choice, this year, the
The Green Gecko Project.
Of course, if you could use a little luxe in your life, the hotel earned Gold List status as Conde Nast Traveller UK's 2011 Best Hotel for Ambiance and Design.