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HOTEL SUPPORTS WORLDWIDE EARTH HOUR MOVEMENT
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – March 25, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur goes dark to shine a light on climate action with Earth Hour 2017. The hotel joined millions around the world in turning off lights for one hour on March 25 at 8.30 p.m. local time to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action. The annual global environmental awareness event was created and instituted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007 to emphasise the threat of climate change.

In support of the Earth Hour movement, all non-essential lights within the property were turned off, with the common areas being lit by candles. Hotel guests were encouraged to join this global conservation effort by turning off the lights in their rooms during Earth Hour. They were also invited to a special cocktail session held in The Library where specially designed mocktails were concocted by the Barman and served by candlelight.

Guests and the hotel team alike were encouraged to share these Earth Hour activities on their social media channels with the hashtag - #MIEarthHour. By demonstrating these efforts on social media, The Ritz-Carlton will be participating in Marriott International’s drive to raise funds for WWF, where   US$1 will be donated for each Marriott property that tweets their Earth Hour activities.

“It’s a privilege for us to support such a powerful movement with such a simple gesture,” said Denise Naguib, Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity -  Marriott International, “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.”