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Lights Out For Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien: Hotel Goes Dark For Earth Hour 2014 As Part Of Worldwide Movement For Environment

April 1, 2014 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

It’s lights out for Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel.

The hotel will join millions around the world in turning off lights for Earth Hour 2014 to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action.

Earth Hour 2014Earth Hour 2014 takes place on March 29 at 8:30 p.m. local time.  Created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour is the largest movement for the planet in human history, spanning 7,000 cities, over 150 countries, with a digital reach of 200 million. 

This year’s theme is “Use Your Power.”  With that in mind, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel will activate a range of energy-saving measures during Earth Hour.  Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel will switch off the light at exterior signage lighting; dim non-essential interior lighting; use candlelight in appropriate public areas such as restaurants and bars; and use in-room voicemail messages and in-room television messages to inform guests about Earth Hour.

Last year, Earth Hour broke records to cement itself as the largest voluntary action for the environment.  Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off.  People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

“It’s a privilege for us to support such a powerful movement with such a simple gesture,” said Ms. ChooLeng Goh, General Manager of Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel.

“Earth Hour also reflects a philosophy we try to practice year-round:  The small steps each of us take can make a big difference together.”

Starwood’s pioneering Global Citizenship philosophy reflects the same dedication to sustainability among its 181,400 associates worldwide. In 2013, nearly 600 hotels participated in Earth Hour in various ways.

This year will mark Starwood’s sixth annual participation in Earth Hour, making it one of the largest worldwide companies to make a pronounced global statement with a voluntary hour of darkness.  Earth Hour is just one of the many ways Starwood acts in support of its 30/20 by 20 goals, which is the company’s commitment to reduce energy consumption by 30% and water consumption by 20% by 2020 across its entire portfolio.

Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel. is located at 61 Wireless Road Bangkok, +66 2650 8800

Online:  plazaatheneebangkok.com, lemeridien.com/plazaatheneebangkok

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