Hotel team and guests take part in celebration on Saturday to show support for climate change fight
Dubai, UAE (March 25, 2018) – As the Earth Hour clock struck 8:30pm on Saturday night, Copthorne Hotel Dubai in Deira switched off lights and joined the entire nation in observing the biggest environmental event of the year.
The hotel team and many hotel guests gathered together at the lobby before 8:30pm where a symbolic switch had been placed and lit candles in the shape of 60+ Earth Hour.
General Manager Glenn Nobbs who led the ceremony turned off the symbolic switch at 8:30pm, which signaled the start of the 60-minute energy conservation. Non-essential lights and appliances were cut off for one hour in different areas of the hotel and also in rooms of guests who supported the event.
“Copthorne Hotel Dubai is committed to working towards a more sustainable future for residents and visitors. We join the entire nation and hundreds of millions of people around the world in our collective fight against climate change. There’s never been a more appropriate time to show our solidarity for the protection of our planet. We are pleased to see our guests who also supported this initiative and came to observe the most important event on energy conservation,” noted Nobbs.
In addition to the activities in the Hotel, the team also recognized Earth Hour in the Hotel Accommodation by shutting down non-essential power and lights in the 45-key building, running some edutainment with an environmental message to further educate the colleagues, and wrapped up the evening with an acoustic music session.
The Copthorne Hotel Dubai has water, energy, and solid waste reducing measures in place to help protect the environment in an ongoing basis. The hotel’s recycling program has recycled approximately 10.8 tons of waste in 2017 and its light bulb replacement project of replacing old bulbs with LEDs resulted in a reduction of power consumption by 347,464 KWh, and water consumption by 42,059 UK gallons in 2017.
The UAE has been celebrating Earth Hour since 2008. The UAE chapter of Earth Hour is led by the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) which introduced the landmark drive in 2007.
Known as the world’s largest movement for the environment, Earth Hour brings over 7,000 cities, as well as 180 countries and territories together annually, participating in a symbolic switching off of lights. This year’s theme is “Connect 2 Earth” which highlighted the importance of biodiversity as it declines at an unprecedented rate globally.
The Earth Hour initiative was one of the many events that Copthorne Hotel Dubai observed every year to raise awareness about environmental issues around the world. The team also participates in other annual community activities such as Beat Diabetes Walk and Clean Up UAE.
About Copthorne Hotel Dubai
Copthorne Hotel Dubai, a 4-star property located at the heart of the beautiful Port Saeed, offers 210 contemporary rooms and suites, with views toward Dubai Creek and the upcoming Jewel of The Creek. The alcohol-free property features three restaurants, swimming pool, health and fitness centre, business centre, beauty salon, spa and meetings rooms.
Copthorne Hotel Dubai is within 4kms of Dubai International Airport, and a short walk from Deira City Centre shopping mall and Metro Station. Within easy access to Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, and a number of Dubai’s key attractions.
About Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East and Africa
Millennium Hotels and Resorts is a dynamic, global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and operates over 130 hotels worldwide. With almost 40,000 rooms and a portfolio of brands; including Biltmore, Grand Millennium, Millennium, Millennium Place, M Hotel, Copthorne, Agarwood, Kingsgate, Millennium Executive Apartments and Studio M, that serve different market segments, representing quality and value in every class.
Currently operating 32 hotels in the Middle East and Africa, the Group has an extensive expansion strategy in place, with 40 hotels in the pipeline. Each property in the region is unique, catering to the varying tastes and needs of the international business and leisure traveller but with a consistent promise to provide a first class service and a rewarding experience for guests. Millennium Hotels and Resorts is committed to differentiating itself by embracing the true spirit of diverse traditions, with a sincere respect to historical heritage and local culture.
With the motto “More than Meets the Eye”, Millennium & Copthorne is committed to a customer-centric philosophy and complete guest satisfaction.
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