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Marriott International Hainan Area 24 Hotels go dark for Earth Hour

March 24, 2018 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

24 Marriott International hotels in theHainan Area will go dark for one hour to shine a light on climate action in support of Earth Hour 2018. To bring Marriott’s Spirit to serve live in the local community, there will be a charity donation initiative for Hainan. On March 24, every guest dining at any of Marriott International Hainan hotels’ restaurant for lunch or dinner, RMB 5 will be donated to the certified non-profit organization Sanya Bright Connection supporting children with autism and cerebral palsy.

“Marriott is committed to making a positive and sustainable impact wherever it does business. and create opportunities for the communities where we operate. Guided by its sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, stated by Edmund Ko, Chairman of Marriott International Hainan Business Council.

The following properties have their brilliant plans to encourage guests to participate in the Earth Hour and raise awareness for the climate change.

The Westin Shimei Bay Resort will hold the “soap-making class”, all materials are recycled from the white tea aloe soap from guest rooms, and guest can take their hand made soap home. Meanwhile Westin Healthy Run will boost 1.5 km evening running event. Le Meridien Shimei Bay Beach Resort & Spa will light bonfire and invite guests for bamboo dance, beach crab hunting, followed by a live concert by a band from Paraguay. Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay will show environmental protection themed movies in the garden and invite guests to join wish-making activity with lotus lanterns. The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, Autograph Collection will create an unparalleled dining experience with themed buffet dinner. The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou is going “dark” in their restaurant, with a few candles for the dining area, and enjoy a performance at Flair bar on the top floor of the hotel. Renaissance Haikou Resort & Spa will invite guests to the lobby bar during the Earth Hour and offer a themed cocktail with compliments. Daniele Vacca, Chef de Cuisine of Sofia Italian restaurant of The Ritz-Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay will present innovative five-element menu of water, fire, wood, earth and metal to entice diners. Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Resort, Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Resort will have a beach cleaning activity and craft 60+ symbol sand sculpture, followed with a ceremony to turn the lights off and a concert with a non-alcohol cocktail hour.

The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, Sanya Marriott Yalong Bay Resort & Spa, Sheraton Sanya Bay Resort,  Four Points by Sheraton Hainan, The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort, Xiangshui Bay Marriott Resort & Spa will Invite guests to a moonlight concert by offering themed cocktails and special snacks with compliments.

“It’s a privilege for us to support Earth Hour because it echoes Marriott International’s global focus on the environment” said Denise Naguib, Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity. “Today, business plays a critical role in taking on our world’s most pressing social and environmental issues, including climate change. Earth Hour reflects a philosophy we aim to practice year-round through our sustainability & social impact platform, Serve 360.”

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