Hilton Hotel Brands Will Turn Off Lights for Earth Hour
March 23. 2011 - Hilton Worldwide announced that it intends to turn off the lights at thousands of the hotels on Saturday to recognize Earth Hour. From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time, hotels in the company's 10 distinct brands will switch off main building exterior lighting and rooftop signage, shut down business center equipment and dim interior lights.
From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time, hotels in the company's 10 distinct brands will switch off main building exterior lighting and rooftop signage; shut down business center equipment; dim interior lights in lobby and reception area; encourage guests to switch off their room lights; and stage special candle-lit dinners and events to raise awareness.
Participating brands include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.
The Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu will encourage guests to turn off their lights and televisions and join in its second annual hour of storytelling titled "Ghost Stories, Myths & Legends of Hawaii" with one of Hawaii's master storytellers, while the Mersin Hilton in Sokak, Turkey, is organizing a show for local students to increase their knowledge about the environment.
Additional properties including the Hilton London Kensington, the Hilton Cartagena in Colombia and others around the world will recognize the initiative by creating special drinks and menus with a "green" theme, as well as preparing only cold menu items.