Ritz-Carltons Across the Globe Turned Out the Lights for Earth Hour 2015

Ritz-Carltons Across the Globe Turned Out the Lights for Earth Hour 2015
From www.justluxe.com, by The JustLuxe Team

Last Saturday, Ritz-Carlton properties around the world went dark at 8:30 p.m. in support of Earth Hour, founded by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). Each hotel turned off non-essential lighting during the hour, and participated in their own unique way for the annual event.

ritz carltonThe Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta

“We are committed to working towards a more sustainable future, by preserving natural resources and minimizing our impact on the environment,” comments Sue Stephenson, vice president, Community Footprints for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. “Earth Hour is an outstanding forum for us to exercise this commitment and help raise awareness for the importance of environmental responsibility around the globe.”

ritz carltonThe Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre used their hour to encourage their littlest guests to join in the fun by choosing a Ritz Kids activity. Staff members told stories by candlelight to participating children. In Istanbul, guests watched a traditional Turkish Shadow Play in the lobby, while in St. Thomas 100 travelers were treated to a moonlight beach BBQ, bonfire and live Caribbean music.

Here are a few more highlights shared by the properties themselves:

ritz carltonThe Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

At The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, about 20 guests inside the Great Room listened to live acoustic music and enjoyed dining between 8:30-9:30 p.m. in a candlelit ambiance. For the same time frame we saw about 30-40 guests who came outside to the bonfire at the fire pit to enjoy s’mores while stargazing with the laser pointer and learning the history/impact of Earth hour led by Naturalist Ranger Jackie. Then multiple guests joined Ranger Jackie on an evening snowshoe tour under the stars.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Over 40 luminaries were decorated by guests to line the boardwalk in honor of Earth Hour.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Over 15 guests participated at the Ritz-Carlton Spa during the 30-minute SURFSET class instructed, under a serene lantern-lit setting to honor Earth Hour. The intimate class increases leg strength, flexibility and engages all of the postural muscles.

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