Conrad Macao Celebrates Earth Hour 2019 by Turning Off External Façade Lights
Multi-faceted approach helps property cut environmental footprint as part of Hilton’s 2030 goals
MACAO, China - Conrad Macao, Cotai Central celebrated Earth Hour 2019 from 8:30–9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 30. The hotel is taking action to halve its environmental footprint, incorporating water stewardship, energy conservation, waste reduction and community projects, and Earth Hour is just one of many initiatives undertaken by the hotel.
“We have launched various green initiatives since reopening in April 2012, and in 2013 took the initiative to make Earth Hour a biweekly exercise, not just an annual event. We posed a friendly challenge for other hotels in Macao to join our monthly lights-out as part of Earth Hour's global ‘I Will If You Will’ campaign. Our green resolution to observe ‘Earth Hour, Every Month’ sees Conrad Macao switch off all non-essential lighting on the first and third Tuesday of each month.”
In support of action on global climate change the hotel turned off its external façade lights and dimmed all non-essential lighting in its restaurants and lounges, including its crystal chandelier lobby centerpiece. In its place was a spectacular display made up of 216 tea light candles with recycled materials that formed the shape of a lightbulb, illuminating the lobby and spelling out “Earth Hour 2019!” to demonstrate the hotel’s commitment to Earth Hour, Every Month.
In addition, Conrad Macao actively practices green initiatives on a daily basis, resulting in a reduction of 497,059 kWh energy in 2018 vs. 2017. This is equivalent to a 3 percent reduction and can supply 1,242 Macao households for one month. Other energy initiatives include reduced plastic consumption by switching from small bottles of water to larger ones and discontinuing the use of plastic straws at owned restaurants and outlets.
Hilton is on a mission to redefine sustainable travel and tourism through its corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, and is committed to cutting its environmental footprint in half and doubling social impact by 2030.
Hilton's commitment to the environment is embedded across the business and supported by LightStay, an award-winning, global corporate responsibility performance measurement platform. LightStay was developed and implemented by Hilton to provide a one-stop solution for reporting environmental, operational and social impacts.
To learn more about Travel with Purpose, visit cr.hilton.com.
About Conrad Macao, Cotai Central
Conrad Macao, Cotai Central is a world-class, contemporary, stylish hotel located at Sands Cotai Central, offering stylish guestrooms and suites in a 40-floor tower overlooking the Cotai Strip. Just a five-minute drive from Macau International Airport, Conrad Macao offers easy access to all parts of Macao with limousine service, plus the added convenience of complimentary shuttle buses. Conrad Macao is also connected conveniently to ferry terminals and border crossing points within a few minutes of the hotel. Take advantage of our authentic connections to Macao’s cultural and heritage areas or stay entertained with direct access to restaurants and over 200 luxury brand shops at Shoppes at Cotai Central or relax at the Pool Deck or Health Club and Bodhi Spa. Conrad Macao, Cotai Central is the place to be in Macao to make your journey more inspired. For more information, please explore www.conradmacao.com.
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