LE MERIDIEN CELEBRATES EARTH HOUR
LE MERIDIEN ST JULIANS
CELEBRATES EARTH HOUR
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Around the Globe
Observe Environmental Awareness Event
Le Méridien St Julians to Stage Candle Light Hour.
ST JULIANS, MALTA - March 25, 2009 - On Saturday, March 28, Le Méridien St Julians Hotel and Spa will participate in Earth Hour, a global environmental awareness event organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to send a powerful global message about environmental awareness and caring for the planet. Le Méridien St Julians will observe Earth Hour by taking energy-saving measures for one full hour, further underscoring Starwood Hotels & Resorts' commitment to environmental sustainability.
Earth Hour is drawing strong support from Starwood hotels around the globe and in Europe, Africa and Middle East alone there are over 100 hotels participating.
"Between 8.30 and 9.30 p.m. on Saturday, we are hosting a KuDeTa Special: Candle Light Hour during which patrons will benefit from 50 per cent off all consumption at the bar while enjoying an unwinding, candle lit atmosphere," said Angela Saliba, general manager of Le Méridien St Julians.
Additionally, hundreds more Starwood hotels around the world are coordinating supplementary awareness events, such as walk-a-thons in their local communities, public candlelight unplugged concerts and receptions for guests featuring signature green cocktails.
Starwood made history in 2006 when it launched Element Hotels, Starwood's green trailblazer, with two properties open and five more slated to open in 2009. The brand will soon expand into the Europe, Africa & Middle East division with the recent signing of an Element hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Across its entire portfolio, Starwood is rolling out initiatives that aim to conserve energy and water, reduce waste and enhance indoor environmental quality for Starwood guests and associates alike.
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About Earth Hour
Earth Hour began as an awareness effort in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when more than two million homes, businesses, and the city's largest landmarks shut off their lights for one hour, resulting in a significant energy reduction across the city. Quickly evolving into a global phenomenon, Earth Hour drew an estimated 50 million people in 35 countries and 370 cities in 2008, and this year one billion homes, businesses and countries are expected to take part. For more information and video on the genesis of Earth Hour visit www.earthhour.org.
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 940 properties in approximately 97 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties.
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