Christina owns and co-runs the Hôtel de la Porte Dorée is in the 12 arrondissement right next to the Bois de Vincennes, one of the largest wooded areas of Paris. The building dates before the 19th century and it has taken about 10 years to restore the hotel to the charming boutique hotel it is now. For the last two years Christina has been working on getting the Eco Label as well as making the hotel one of the first boutique hotels in Paris to completely integrate children and families in every aspect of the hotel.
"The first question we ask ourselves with every new renovation or project is what is the impact on the environment and how can we do this to make it safer and more comfortable for a child. When you see a childs face light up because there is a little table their size at the reception or the sink their size in the toilet it makes you very proud of every extra effort you make" (CG, Dec 2010)