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Luxury resort to host dessert by candlelight on Bleuwater terrace

ST. THOMAS, U.S.V.I.MAR. 10, 2016 – On Saturday March 19, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas will stand in support of Earth Hour, one of the world’s biggest initiatives to encourage awareness of global warming and the environment. At 8:30pm local time, millions of people and businesses around the world join together to turn off all non-essential lighting: a symbolic showing of support for the environment.

While all non-essential lighting is turned off, the luxury St. Thomas resort will host a candlelit dessert and local rum pairing on the Bleuwater terrace. With its blazing firepits and stunning views overlooking Great Bay and neighboring St. John, the Bleuwater terrace is a guest favorite and perfect location for the Earth Hour initiative. This showing of support for the environment is especially meaningful in the Caribbean Islands, which are inherently climate sensitive.

Bernd Kuhlen, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas comments, “I’m looking forward to showing our support for this great initiative while also providing a unique and memorable Caribbean experience for our guests. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is committed to working toward a more sustainable future, and this is event is a great way to show our commitment here in St, Thomas, as well as enhancing the guest experience.”

Earth Hour efforts are part of a larger initiative on the part of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to integrate environmental sustainability through business, including architecture and construction, hotel operations and procurement. Participating in Earth Hour is in-line with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s CSR program, Community Footprints Community Footprints. Environmental responsibility is a key pillar of the program, and the global strategy includes water and energy conservation programs, recycling initiatives, sourcing environmentally preferred products, and increasing organic dining and spa options.