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The Hotel Joins the Global Earth Hour Initiative in the Fight against Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 2017 – On Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. local time, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. will take part in what promises to be an amazing and inspiring event in the fight against climate change: Earth Hour.

Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour asks individuals, businesses, government leaders and others to turn out all non-essential lighting for one hour as a bold statement of collective concern about climate change.

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. will turn off the lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25th, 2017.  Main areas of the hotel, including the front drive, Lobby, Club Lounge, Quadrant Bar & Lounge and Westend Bistro will be illuminated solely by candlelight and lanterns.  Guests and resident owners will also be invited and encouraged to participate by turning off the lights in their rooms and homes and joining the lighting ceremony in the lobby.

While celebrating Earth Hour, guests staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., can enjoy Earth Hour themed beverages along with organic treats prepared by Executive Pastry Chef John Quinn. The Club Lounge, Quadrant Bar & Lounge and Westend Bistro will also feature organic Earth Hour themed cocktails and sustainably made wines.

The Hotel’s observance of Earth Hour is part of The Ritz-Carlton social and environmental responsibility program, Community Footprints. Through Community Footprints, employee volunteers strive to make a difference by supporting efforts focused on child well-being; hunger and poverty relief; and environmental responsibility.

For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. or for reservations, please call the hotel directly at (202) 835-0500 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/washingtondc.