Lights off! Jed­dah Hil­ton marks Earth Hour

Arab News - - CORPORATE PR -

Jed­dah Hil­ton re­cently cel­e­brated the Earth Hour by turn­ing off the ho­tel lights and re­plac­ing them with can­dles. The ho­tel is tak­ing ac­tion lo­cally to en­gage in sus­tain­abil­ity ef­forts, which in­clude wa­ter stew­ard­ship, en­ergy con­ser­va­tion, re­duc­ing waste and en­gag­ing in com­mu­nity projects.

“Earth Hour has al­ways been about the power of in­di­vid­u­als to be a part of global con­ver­sa­tions and so­lu­tions for our planet,” said Kevin Brett, clus­ter gen­eral man­ager, Qasr Al-Sharq and Jed­dah Hil­ton. “This year, the Earth Hour cel­e­bra­tion in Jed­dah Hil­ton is about pass­ing can­dles from one ho­tel to an­other from our sis­ter ho­tels, start­ing from Aus­tralia.”

Team mem­bers and guests at Jed­dah Hil­ton switched off the ho­tel lights and gath­ered around can­dles in the lobby on March 24 at 8:30 p.m.

In a state­ment, Hil­ton said it views re­spon­si­ble travel and tourism as in­te­gral to its busi­ness, which is why pre­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment is a cor­ner­stone of “Travel with Pur­pose,” the com­pany’s cor­po­rate re­spon­si­bil­ity strat­egy to create a shared value for Hil­ton team mem­bers, guests, busi­ness part­ners and com­mu­ni­ties. “Hil­ton’s com­mit­ment to the en­vi­ron­ment is em­bed­ded across the busi­ness and sup­ported by LightS­tay: An award­win­ning, global cor­po­rate re­spon­si­bil­ity per­for­mance mea­sure­ment plat­form. LightS­tay was de­vel­oped and im­ple­mented by Hil­ton to pro­vide a one-stop so­lu­tion for re­port­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal, op­er­a­tional and so­cial im­pacts,” the ho­tel said.

Read­ers can learn more about Hil­ton’s com­mit­ment to pre­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment by vis­it­ing cr.hil­ton. com.

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