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BUDAPEST, March 29, 2019 –The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest will go dark for one hour on March 30th to shine a light on climate action in support of Earth Hour 2019. The hotel will join millions around the world in turning off its lights at 8:30 p.m. local time to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created the annual global environmental awareness event 12 years ago to emphasize the threat of climate change.

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest will participate by presenting led candle lights with the sign of 60+ referring to the Earth Hour movement and use in-room television messages to inform guests about turning off the lights observances.

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest will also participate in Marriott International’s drive to raise funds for WWF and providing acoustic music during this period, for those who will visit our food and beverage outlets we are preparing Hungarian special scones, called ‘pogácsa’ and for refreshment we surprise them with a green lemonade.

“Each year, we celebrate Earth Hour and are reminded of the importance this event has in bringing awareness to the pressing issues of climate change” said Denise Naguib, Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity. “We have a responsibility, and an opportunity to share this message with the millions of guests and associates through bringing Earth Hour to life tonight, and continuing the focus every day through our sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360.”

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest is located at Budapest 1051, Erzsébet tér 9-10, +36 1 429 5500. www.ritzcarlton.com/budapest.

The following hotels offer the Earth Hour Movement in Hungary:
The Ritz-Carlton Budapest, the New York Palace, The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection, the Budapest Marriott Hotel, the Millennium Court – Budapest, Marriott Executive Apartments, the Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center and the Four Points by Sheraton Kecskemet Hotel & Conference Center.

About Sustainability and Social Impact at Marriott International
Marriott International embraces its global responsibility and unique opportunity to be a force for good. Guided by its sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, Marriott is committed to making a positive and sustainable impact wherever it does business. While integrating sustainability across its value chain and mitigating climate-related risk, the company is working to reduce environmental impacts, build and operate sustainable hotels, source responsibly, advance human rights, and create opportunities for the communities where we operate. To learn more about our efforts and our 2025 Sustainability and Social Impact Goals, visit marriott.com/serve360 and follow @MarriottPOV on Twitter.