Din Somethearith, co-founder and executive director of Frangipani Villa Hotels, holds up a copy of Unfair Advantage, one of many self-help books on alternative methods of financial development and thinking by his favourite author, Robert Kiyosaki. One of Cambodia’s true rags-to-riches success stories is that of Din Somethearith, co-founder and executive director of Frangipani Villa Hotels.
Frangipani, named for the blossoming tree, is a chain of boutique hotels, one of which is located just off Street 178 at number 43, down a narrow lane which opens into an outdoor garden and dining area with adjacent hotel reception.
A student of alternative financial thinking and an avid reader of self-help author and financial literacy activist Robert Kiyosaki, Din believes in 10-year rental agreements, focusing on the people, a stand against sex tourism and distinguishing between “good assets” and “bad assets”.“Cambodia was poor so I want to make my country better. I don’t want my country to be remembered as poor and for the Khmer Rouge.
Solving problems brings in wealth