SHERATON GRAND DOHA RESORT & CONVENTION HOTEL GOES DARK TO SHINE THE LIGHT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
HOTEL SUPPORTS WORLDWIDE EARTH HOUR MOVEMENT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Doha Qatar, March 21, 2016 –Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel went dark to shine the light on climate change with Earth Hour 2016. The hotel joined millions around the world in turning off lights for one hour on March 19 at 8:30 p.m. local time to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action.
The theme of the 2016 Earth Hour celebration focuses on climate change following a successful United Nation's COP21 conference in Paris. The annual global environmental awareness event was created and instituted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007 to emphasize the threat of global warming and the need to reduce carbon emissions.
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel participated in Earth Hour through a list of activities to include, a candlelight blissful Earth Hour yoga, which was held at the Resort Garden area.
Also, the hotel has encouraged the employees to enter a competition to share innovative ideas and solutions on how energy can be managed in various departments, where 3 lucky winners walked back home with valuable gifts.
“It’s a privilege for us to support such a powerful movement with such a simple gesture,” said Nick Heath - Complex General Manager of Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.
He continued, “Earth Hour reflects a philosophy we try to practice year-round that we all must do our part and together we can make a big difference. Climate change affects everyone and it also has an impact on the continued success of our business.”
Last year, nearly 600 Starwood properties around the world participated. In addition to conserving energy, many properties hosted events and activities that engaged associates and guests. Some projects and programming included themed menus designed to highlight local and organic foods and Earth Hour inspired cocktails; special performances, tailored concerts, and displays of traditional entertainment; and distinctive campaigns devised to support individual community initiatives and conservation efforts.
About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative in partnership with WWF. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour on Saturday March 19, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. (local time) to show their support for environmentally sustainable action. Earth Hour began in one city in 2007 and has grown to hundreds of millions of people around the world.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,270 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, Element®, along with an expanded partnership with Design Hotels™. The Company also boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®). Visit www.starwoodhotels.com for more information and stay connected @starwoodbuzz on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Starwood.