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Sheraton Udaipur will also join Earth Hour 2013

by RajasthanDirect
Mar 15, 2013

By spending an hour in the dark next week, Sheraton Udaipur will join millions around the world to send a powerful message for a brighter future of our planet.

Sheraton Udaipur will turn off its lights in observance of Earth Hour, the global environmental awareness event created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Last year, hundreds of millions of individuals participated in the biggest Earth Hour to date creating history as the world’s largest ever voluntary action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off all their electric equipments. 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 Udaipur will also share other energy-saving measures during Earth Hour, March 23 at 8:30 p.m. local time.

Among them: Turning off exterior signage lighting; dimming or turning off non-essential interior lighting; tree planting, using candlelight in appropriate public areas such as restaurants and bars; and using in-room letters and in-room television messages to inform guests about Earth Hour observances and a special high tea for the guests under a starlit sky during earth hour will be organized.

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 and included participation of nearly 600 Starwood hotels globally. This year, in Asia Pacific alone, over 180 hotels will be participating in the Earth Hour.

“We are proud to be associated with Earth Hour 2013 and will do our bit to save the earth’s resources.” said General Manager, Ashwani Nayar.

This year will mark Starwood’s fifth annual participation in Earth Hour, making it one of the biggest worldwide companies to make a global statement with a voluntary hour of darkness.

src: Udaipur Times

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