Hilton Athens will be marking Earth Hour 2016 from 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm local time on Saturday, March 19. The hotel will join hundreds of Hilton Worldwide’s properties by switching off lights, as well as organizing other projects for guests in demonstration of their commitment to live sustainably and take action by caring for the planet in the year ahead.
Since it first began in Sydney Australia in 2007 by WWF, the number of countries taking part in Earth Hour has grown to an incredible 172 countries and territories – a number that keeps rising every year.
“Earth Hour is one of the many ways we show our commitment to energy conservation while delivering great guest experiences”, said Bart van de Winkel, Area General Manager, Hilton Greece & Cyprus.
“We are encouraging our guests, neighbors and team members to join us in support of this global effort.”
This Earth Hour, individuals across the world are shining a light on climate action.
Earth Hour will be celebrated at Hilton Athens through a variety of activities including a candlelight dinner at the Galaxy Restaurant and a live unplugged music performance by Katerine Duska at the Galaxy Bar from 8:00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. For this special day, the Galaxy Bar bartenders have prepared the Earth Love cocktail with gin, orange juice and ginger! During Earth Hour, all guests will be encouraged to switch off their room lights in order to send out a strong message against global warming.
Participation in Earth Hour is part of Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to Living Sustainably, one of the four pillars of the company’s responsibility and sustainability strategy, Travel with Purpose. In demonstration of its commitment in this area, Hilton Worldwide has elevated sustainability as a performance metric and a brand standard across all hotels, raising it to the same level of importance as quality, service and revenue.