To underscore parent Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.’s dedication to environmental sustainability, Sheraton Pattaya Resort will also share other energy-saving measures during Earth Hour, March 27 at 8:30pm, including turning off exterior signage, dimming interior lighting and using candle light in restaurants and bars. In addition, the resort will use its in-room voicemail messaging and television feeds to spread the word about Earth Hour observances among guests and get them involved.
Indeed, Earth Hour is drawing strong support from Starwood hotels around the globe. Last year, the unlit hotels offered striking visual imagery that provided an apt symbol of Earth Hour.
“We are so proud to be part of this wonderful global campaign,” said Michael Delargy, General Manager of Sheraton Pattaya Resort. “Our action plan includes using candle light in our restaurants and bar and switching off our computers for an hour. As for our guests, we’ll keep them fully informed and also give them opportunities to get involved where they wish.”
Hundreds of Starwood hotels around the world will also coordinate Earth Hour awareness events, including community walk-a-thons, public candlelight “unplugged” concerts, and receptions for guests featuring signature green cocktails.
About Earth Hour
On Earth Hour, March 27 2010, hundreds of millions of people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. The movement symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in this fight, protecting our future and that of future generations. Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour’s non-partisan approach has captured the world’s imagination and became a global phenomenon. Nearly one billion people turned out for Earth Hour 2009 – involving 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents. Last year, 80 million Americans and 318 U.S. cities officially voted for action with their light switch, joining iconic landmarks from around the world that went dark for Earth Hour. More at; www.myearthhour.org
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world, with 992 properties in almost 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit; www.starwoodhotels.com
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