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Hospitality that Saves the World with Christian DeBoer

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ESG is a term we are hearing more and more in the investing world.  Environmental, Social, Governance refers to companies or investment strategies that make a positive impact on society and nature. It can have broad interpretations with many companies claiming ESG standards that are more a ruse than action. Christian de Boer is the epitome of ACTION.  His luxury 36 suite hotel is located on the doorsteps of UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Christian has instituted a PLASTIC FREE policy.  And he has taken this paradigm to the global community as an advisor to the United Nations and UNWTO.  

Christian de Boer, Managing Director of Jaya House Hotels, Jaya Organics, and Co-Founder of RefillNotLandFill, and Special Advisor to the United Nations.  While working with Virgin Founder Richard Branson, Christian learned to think outside the box and how to approach business from a new perspective.  Christian has done so by creating one of the first ultra-luxury resort experiences committed to PLASTIC FREE.  His previous hotels have been ranked top ten in the world and his leadership on the environmental awareness front is unmatched.  

Peacefully located alongside the Siem Reap River, surrounded by fully grown trees, is a hidden gem. A small, upmarket hotel with only 36 rooms, two swimming pools, a Spa and an all-day-dining restaurant. The hotel is located about a 6-minute tuk-tuk journey from town in the direction of the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat.  Each of its 36 rooms has either balcony or direct garden & pool access. The mission is to inspire and to lead the hospitality industry by showcasing that being plastic-free is a viable option. To find out more, please visit Jaya House Hotels: https://www.jayahouseriverparksiemreap.com

Jaya Organics products are carefully formulated and handmade in small batches to ensure the freshness and stability of antioxidants and the natural goodness in the extracts, butters, and natural oils. The products’ plant formulations focus on the powerhouse ingredients of Cambodian native botanicals, as well as the unique natural fragrances found in Cambodian essential oils. To find out more, please visit Jaya Organics: www.jayaorganics.com

Founded in 2016 by Christian de Boer (Jaya House Hotels) and Dean Mclachlan (JustRide Motorbike Adventures), Refill Not Landfill is a global campaign to reduce single-use plastic drinking bottles and other single-use plastic waste. To find out more, please visit RefillNotLandfill: www.refilltheworld.com

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