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Soria Moria Boutique Hotel/ Educational Development Programme

Finalist, Community Benefit Award

Soria Moria is a 38 bed hotel whose goal is to facilitate long-term economic development in the impoverished area of Siem Reap, near Angkor Wat. With tourism growing in the area, the project focuses on empowering locals to develop successful long-term economic opportunities through building educational capacity. Their Employee Elevator Programme provides support and training to employees to move up within the business, and the Higher Education Programme offers support in the community for others to benefit from further education. As a result, Soria Maria's employees are all locals, with majority ownership of the company - each and every employee owns shares, with the hotel's success supporting the larger goal of community educational development.

Soria Moria Boutique Hotel/ Educational Development Programme - Case Study