Earth Hour marked at Rosewood Corniche to call for climate change Awareness
Iconic Jeddah hotel joins global movement to switch off
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 29 March 2012: Jeddah’s statuesque Rosewood Corniche tower is taking part in the annual Earth Hour initiative to help raise awareness of climate change around the world.
The ultra luxury five-star hotel, which boasts some of the best views of Jeddah and the Red Sea, will turn off all exterior lighting as well as the majority of lights in the hotel’s public areas and back of house and will dim others in order to maintain health and safety standards for the public building.
Taking place on Saturday, 31 March at 8:30pm KSA time, the Earth Hour campaign aims to unite people to protect the planet. Now a truly global phenomenon, the cause is supported by industry leaders, celebrities and the world’s most iconic and recognisable building and tourist attractions.
Rosewood Corniche will join other Saudi landmarks including sister hotel Al Faisaliah Hotel as well as King Saud University and King Faisal University. Across the Middle East, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Kuwait Towers and Liberation Towers in Kuwait City will all go dark for the hour.
“We have supported this initiative since 2010 and it has become a popular date in our calendar to help raise awareness of climate change among our guests,” said Hans-Peter Lietske, Managing Director for Rosewood Corniche. “Our diners will be encouraged to enjoy their food by candlelight in our world-class restaurants as well as to dim non-essential lights in their rooms and suites.”
Saudi Wild Life, the official representative of Earth Hour in the Kingdom, is working hard to ensure individuals, companies and government institutions take action, during the hour and beyond, to help make a positive change.
Earth Hour will begin in New Zealand and Australia, gradually travelling west as the planet goes dark. In 2011, more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries and territories switched off their lights, making it the largest climate campaign to date.
Situated on Jeddah’s Corniche, Rosewood Corniche is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. The celebrated Jeddah Corniche runs parallel to the Red Sea for over 20 miles and provides convenient access to the city’s business and leisure areas.
As the premier hotel in Jeddah, the stunning Rosewood Corniche redefines modern elegance and offers unparalleled personal service and world-class amenities, including 24-hour butler service for each of the 127 guest rooms and suites.
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts:
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world’s most desired destinations. Rosewood properties embrace the company’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of the destination. The Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world, including Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh and Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, as well as contemporary classics such as Rosewood Sand Hill® in California, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® in Mexico, and Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda. Rosewood Abu Dhabi will open in late 2012 on Sowwah Square, Sowwah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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