For a fourth year, Starwood Hotels and Resorts around the globe
join together to mark environmental awareness event.
By spending an hour in the dark next week, Sheraton on the Park will join millions around the world to send a powerful message about a brighter future for the planet.
Sheraton on the Park will turn off its lights in observance of Earth Hour, the global environmental awareness event created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Last year, Earth Hour 2011 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 135 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. 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.
To underscore parent Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s (NYSE: HOT) dedication to environmental sustainability, Sheraton on the Park will also share other energy-saving measures during Earth Hour, March 31 at 8:30 p.m. local time. Among them the major building lights, corridor wall and decorative lights around the foyer will be extinguished. The public areas and the hotels food and beverage venues Botanica Brasserie and Conservatory Bar will be using candlelight during this time.
Earth Hour is drawing strong support from Starwood hotels around the globe. Last year, unlit hotels offered striking visual imagery that provided an apt symbol of Earth Hour. All fifthteen Starwood properties in the Pacific region are taking part in this wonderful initiative.
“Sheraton on the Park sees it as essential to participate in Earth Hour. The hotel is working to implement strategies that are not just standard but innovative and is working towards slowly reversing the negative impacts it has on the environment. It is this commitment that makes Sheraton on the Park an industry leader in the implementation of environmental sustainability” said Mr Sean Hunt Regional Vice President for Starwood Pacific Hotels and Managing Director of Sheraton on the Park.
This year will mark Starwood’s fourth annual participation in Earth Hour, making it one of the biggest worldwide companies to make a global statement with a voluntary hour of darkness.