DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru Celebrates Earth Hour 2016 by Lighting Up the Hotel with Creative Recycled Lanterns
Hilton Worldwide Demonstrates Commitment to Preserving Environments Across its Global Footprint
Johor Bahru - DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru will be celebrating Earth Hour 2016 from 8:30PM local time on Saturday, March 19th. The hotel will join thousands of Hilton Worldwide’s more than 4,600 properties across 102 countries in switching off energy and shining a light on climate change by hosting various Earth Hour activities for Team Members, franchised employees and guests to take part in reducing energy use and preserving the environment. This year, Hilton Worldwide is expanding environmental celebrations to the full month of March, reinforcing the company’s commitment to addressing climate change and driving an even larger impact.
“Teaching Kids to CARE was created as a mentorship program focused on teaching kids about the impact they can have on their communities and the world at large,” said General Manager, Mr Simon McGrath, “By planting a simple ‘seed for change’ through workshop and activities with the children, we hope to inspire a ripple effect on local community’s commitment towards environmental preservation initiatives.”
As part of its commitment to preserving the environment, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru has in place a weekly program in its team member dining area to instill awareness and drive action around food waste reduction. In line with Hilton Worldwide’s global commitment, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru has also banned the serving of shark fin in its restaurants and F&B facilities managed by the hotel.
DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru will celebrate Earth Hour through the following activities:
Teaching Kids To CARE – Art & Craft Workshop Lantern Making
- Using commonly found household waste items such as water bottles, tissue paper box, soft drinks cans and toilet rolls, kids will be creating their own lanterns together with their family members during the scheduled lights-out.
Photobooth & Earth Month Commitment Board
- In celebrating Earth Hour & World Water Day, a commitment board has been placed at the lobby for our guests to be part of the global initiative by signing their promise and share it on their social media sites.
Earth Hour Lights-Out Tradition
- Lights will be switched off for an hour at 830pm in supporting the global Earth Hour initiative. Guests are encouraged to leave their room and head down to the lobby for the lantern making workshop or a quick walk around the area.
Created by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour began in 2007 as a way for individuals and businesses to show how simple steps can make a significant impact on addressing climate change. The idea was conceived during a WWF meeting held at the Hilton Sydney, Australia. In its first year, more than two million people turned off their lights for an hour and reduced the city's energy consumption by more than 10 percent. It became a global movement in 2008 with more than 50 million people participating, and today it is the largest grassroots environmental movement in the world with more than 7,000 cities and towns in 172 countries and territories and hundreds of millions of people participating across seven continents. In 2015, over 620,000 actions were taken to combat climate change during Earth Hour.
Hilton Worldwide is committed to Preserving Environments, one of the three pillars of the company’s responsibility and sustainability strategy, Travel with Purpose. Hilton is one of the first major multi-brand hospitality companies to make sustainability measurement and reporting a brand standard. LightStay, Hilton Worldwide’s proprietary measurement platform, is used to measure, analyze and report on global data to drive greater efficiencies, savings and value for hotels and communities around the world. Hotels are able to record their efforts including Earth Hour activities and other environmental and social initiatives into the measurement platform. Hilton is also the first global hospitality company to be ISO 50001 certified - of the more than 11,500 facilities worldwide that are ISO 50001 certified, more than 4,600 of those buildings are in the Hilton portfolio.
About DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru
DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru is a 30-storey landmark set in Johor’s Central Business District. Located 600 metres from the Persada Johor International Convention Centre, guests will be able to enjoy easy access to shopping at KOMTAR JBCC & City Square and attractions including Angry Birds Activity Park, Johor Zoo and the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque as well as to Senai International Airport, and Changi International Airport in Singapore.
The hotel’s 333 spacious guest rooms and apartment-style suites offer views of either the city or the Straits of Johor. The hotel features an all-day dining restaurant, a poolside Italian restaurant, a grab-to-go café, a lounge, fitness centre, an outdoor pool and multi-level car parking facilities.
The hotel takes business and social functions to the next level with 2,141 square-meter of event space, including two ballrooms, six meeting rooms and an outdoor terrace with a dedicated wedding centre located on the same floor.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of 580 upscale hotels with nearly 135,000 rooms across 46 countries. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.