Marriott International Doha hotels, including Sheraton Grand, Marriott Marquis, W Doha, The St Regis, The Westin, Doha Marriott, Sharq Village and The Ritz-Carlton, will go dark for one hour tomorrow to shine a light on climate action in support of Earth Hour 2018 by offering various activities for guests and associates alike, such as candlelight meditation guided by yoga experts.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created the annual global environmental awareness event 11 years ago to emphasise the threat of climate change. Marriott International Doha hotels will join millions around the world in turning off their lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action.
All these hotels will participate in Earth Hour by turning off exterior signage lighting, dimming and turning off non-essential interior lighting and using candlelight in appropriate public areas such as restaurants and bars, a press statement noted.
“It’s a privilege for us to support Earth Hour because it echoes Marriott International’s global focus on the environment,” said John Louie, chairman of Marriott International Business Council in Doha.
“Earth Hour reflects a philosophy we aim to practise year-round through our sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360.”
While integrating sustainability across its value chain and mitigating climate-related risk, the company said it is working to reduce environmental impacts, build and operate sustainable hotels, source responsibly, advance human rights and create opportunities for the communities where they operate.
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