Pan Pacific Hotels Group pledges support for Earth Hour 2016
Asia-Pacific and North America properties go lights-off
in support of global movement against climate change
Singapore, 14 March 2016 – The hotels, resorts and serviced suites under Pan Pacific Hotels Group are putting energy into celebrating Planet Earth by switching off or dimming lights during Earth Hour on 19 March 2016, 8.30 to 9.30pm local time. Besides joining in the plethora of Earth Hour-related activities planned by the hotels, guests are encouraged to show their support by reducing the use of lighting and energy in their rooms during Earth Hour.
All eight properties in Singapore – Pan Pacific Orchard, Pan Pacific Singapore, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, PARKROYAL on Pickering and PARKROYAL Serviced Suites – will also switch off non-essential lights on their building façades and public areas such as the lobby, driveway and corridors on guest floors.
To promote interaction between its guests and the community through the event, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has designated a section at its lobby for guests to participate in activities such as poetry reading (of environment and nature-related poems), talks by environmental NGOs and performances by volunteers. Upholding its yearly Earth Hour tradition, PARKROYAL Penang Resort will organise a kids’ lantern-making session followed by a lantern night walk that culminates in the light-up of tea candles by the swimming pool to form the ‘60+’ Earth Hour logo. The resort is extending its Happy Hours until closing time so guests may enjoy their drinks outdoors and unwind with a relaxing massage in the dark. Also continuing its Earth Hour practice is Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, which will organise a sky lantern light-up and release ceremony on its cliff lawn for hotel guests as a symbolic gesture of enlightenment.
In China, the lobby of Pan Pacific Ningbo will be dotted with specially-crafted Earth Hour ‘60+’ candles. The experience extends to pastries customised for the event at the dinner buffet, as well as a complimentary yoga class for guests during Earth Hour. Pan Pacific Suzhou will transform its lobby once again for “unplugged” performances. Holding just lanterns, associates stationed at the hotel entrances and linkways will help raise awareness of Earth Hour and encourage their guests to join in the activities. In another city, the associates of Pan Pacific Tianjin and their families, carrying just light sticks, will take an atmospheric walk along the Haihe River together with the hotel guests. Pan Pacific Xiamen will keep the non-essential lights around the building and its public areas off until the next day to demonstrate its commitment towards managing its energy needs for a better environment.
Elsewhere around the world, Pan Pacific Manila, Pan Pacific Perth, Pan Pacific Seattle, and Pan Pacific Vancouver have created special cocktails and mocktails just for the occasion, with part of the sales proceeds going towards their adopted charities. In addition, selected restaurants and bars at Pan Pacific Vancouver, Pan Pacific Perth and PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport will offer the experience of dining by candlelight or table lamps. Meanwhile, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney will donate five per cent of total food and beverage takings at its ABODE restaurant to Earth Hour Blue, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for environmental and social projects around the world.
With more than 30 properties in its portfolio, Pan Pacific Hotels Group is deeply mindful of its ecological footprint and is committed to responsible environmental practices. Every year, we reiterate our support of Earth Hour as our commitment against climate change, which is one of the most important environmental issues we face today.
About Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited
Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with more than 11,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: “Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL. “Pan Pacific” is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim with hotels offering premium accommodations and services. PARKROYAL is a collection of comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts located in the heart of cities and interesting locales across Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.pphg.com.
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