Hilton Hotels in Glasgow Observe Earth Hour 2012 in Support of Energy Conservation

This information originated in U.K. English.

March 28, 2012

GLASGOW, Scotland - Hilton Glasgow, Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor and Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre will be participating in the annual event of Earth Hour 2012 from 8.30pm-9.30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012, which sees people and organisations around the world unite in action against global climate change. Hilton hotels in Glasgow and many more of the 3,800 hotels which form the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels will dedicate one hour in the evening to energy conservation by offering guests a range of alternative energy-saving activities.      

"We are pleased to join in this global effort that galvanises organisations and individuals around the world to symbolically switch off their lights in support of energy conservation," said Craig Gardner, general manager, Hilton Glasgow. "We encourage our guests and neighbours to join in on the movement," he added.

In addition to switching off lights and electrical appliances around the hotel premises, Hilton Glasgow will serve guests organic drinks and a specially designed meal in honour of Earth Hour by candlelight.  Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre plans to celebrate the occasion by staging a special candle-lit dining experience in its AA rosette restaurant, the City Café. Meanwhile, Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor will have a candle lit display in hotel lobby and will also be checking in guests by torch light. Additionally, the hotel restaurant Bo'Vine will be preparing a special starter, and the cocktail bar, Bobar, has arranged a special cocktail, an acoustic guitarist and glow sticks all in honour of the night.

Organised by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour began in 2007 as a way for individuals to show how simple steps can make a significant impact on reducing greenhouse gases and addressing climate change. The event has turned into a movement. More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going "Beyond the Hour" to commit to lasting action for the planet.

Hilton Worldwide is the first major multi-brand hospitality company to make sustainability measurement a brand standard and recently earned ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications for quality and environmental management - one of the largest volume certifications awarded for commercial buildings. As part of that standard, Hilton Worldwide-branded properties commit to continuous improvements to their overall sustainability results each year. Across the portfolio, Hilton Worldwide has a made a five-year commitment, from 2009 to 2014, to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent, CO2 emissions by 20 percent, waste output by 20 percent and water consumption by 10 percent.

In 2010 alone, Hilton Worldwide saved more than $74 million in utility costs through a 6.6 percent reduction of energy use; 7.8 percent reduction of carbon output; 19 percent reduction of waste output; and 3.8 percent reduction of water use. Hilton Worldwide's global giving is currently focused on creating vibrant and sustainable communities wherever we operate. For more information, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/corporate-responsibility.

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Tracy Simpson
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Julie MacSporran
0141 222 2266

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