Hilton Phuket Arcadia Lends Support To Earth Hour Initiative

Hotel Commits To Shutting Off Lights For One Hour

This information originated in American English.

March 16, 2010

PHUKET, Thailand -  Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa today announced that it will be joining 16 other Hilton hotels in the Asian region in committing to the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Earth Hour initiative this March.

WWF Earth Hour is a global initiative which hopes eventually to reach out to more than one billion people, asking individuals, businesses and governments to switch off their lights for just one hour Saturday, March 27, 2009, at 8:30 p.m. This symbolic gesture is designed to highlight the importance of action on climate change.

To support this important initiative, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa will shut down air conditioning and lighting from 8:30-9:30 p.m. March 27. The electric lights in the Andaman Lobby and the Saitong Lobby will be darkened and lit by candles. There will also be a candlelight dinner at Seafarer Pool with the Earth Hour Live broadcast being shown .

Most of all, Earth Hour at Hilton will allow hotel team members to work together with guests to raise awareness that everyone can make a difference. Hilton is committed to constantly working to improve its environmental performance and was one of the founding members of the International Tourism Partnership (www.tourismpartnership.org). This organization is designed to bring together leaders of some of the largest travel and tourism companies to work through collective, industry-wide action at local, destination and country level to encourage real progress towards a more sustainable hotel, travel and tourism industry.

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