Conrad Macao Celebrates Earth Hour 2018 by turning off its external façade lights
2018 marks sixth consecutive year supporting the environment and responsible travel and tourism
MACAO - Conrad Macao, Cotai Central celebrated Earth Hour 2018 from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 24. The hotel is taking action locally to engage in sustainability efforts – from water stewardship and energy conservation to reducing waste and community projects.
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 centrepiece. In its place was a spectacular display made up of 313 white tea candles, 180 green tea candles and 50 blue tea candles to form the shape of the Earth, illuminating the lobby and spelling out ‘Conrad Macao Earth Hour 2018’ to demonstrate the hotel’s commitment to Earth Hour, Every Month.
The display’s 180 green candles represent the 180 countries which pledged to recognise Earth Hour, while the 50 blue candles indicate other territories which also committed to switch off lights during the celebration.
Created by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour began in 2007 as a way for individuals and businesses to show how simple steps can have a significant impact on addressing climate change. The idea was conceived during a WWF meeting held at the Hilton Sydney, Australia. Earth Hour has grown to become the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, with more than 180 countries and territories worldwide participating.
“Conrad Macao has been working with WWF for the past five years and is again proud to join this meaningful worldwide endeavor to support environmental awareness for the sixth year. Supporting Earth Hour is one of the ways we show our commitment to energy conservation while delivering great guest experiences,” said Bede Barry, General Manager of Conrad Macao.
“We have been diligent in launching our various green initiatives since we opened in April 2012 and have taken the initiative to make this a biweekly exercise and not just an annual event. As part of its commitment to preserve the environment, and its green resolution to observe ‘Earth Hour, Every Month’, Conrad Macao switches off all non-essential lighting on the first and third Tuesday of each month.”
The extended Earth Hour participation began in 2013 when Conrad Macao posed a friendly challenge for other hotels in Macao to join its monthly lights-out as part of Earth Hour's global ‘I Will If You Will’ campaign.
In addition Conrad Macao actively practices green initiatives on a daily basis, and has replaced more than 25,000 light bulbs with LED/energy efficient ones, resulting in savings of over one million KWH. Other energy initiatives include implementing operational efficiency improvements to the hotel’s central chilled water plant, resulting in annualised energy reductions of more than 2.8 million KWH.
Hilton views responsible travel and tourism as integral to its business, which is why preserving the environment is a cornerstone of Travel with Purpose, the company’s corporate responsibility strategy to create shared value for Hilton team members, guests, business partners and communities. 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 Hilton's commitment to preserving the environment, visit cr.hilton.com.
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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 150 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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