Christina, a native of California, co-owns and runs the Hôtel de la Porte Dorée with her French husband. It 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. In 2011, it acquired its third star and shortly after, was labelled “Green Key”. Family friendly, charming, comfortable and one of the first boutique hotels in Paris to go green!