Raffles Dubai to Support Earth Hour 2011

Top Quote Raffles Dubai will once again pledge its support for Earth Hour 2011, a global environmental awareness event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), where individuals, companies, governments and communities are invited to show their support for action on climate change. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 24, 2011 - DUBAI - On Saturday 26th March 2011 at 20:30 hrs (local time), Raffles Dubai (http://www.raffles.com/dubai ) will go dark for one hour by switching off its main lights, including the glowing pinnacle of the pyramid and the terraces. Public areas such as the lobby, restaurants and bars will be illuminated by candles. In an effort to involve Raffles Dubai's residents in this global phenomenon, the hotel will encourage them to support this action within the privacy of their own rooms and suites by shutting off the lights and gathering in one area of the hotel at RED Lounge (http://www.raffles.com/EN_RA/Property/RDB/Restaurants_Bars/RED_Lounge_Terrace.htm ) where candles will be lit and guests can enjoy the view of the Dubai city skyline supporting Earth Hour from the terrace.

    Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Earth Hour had since become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome's Colosseum, have all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour. In March 2010, hundreds of millions of people took part in the fourth Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2010 the world's largest global climate change initiative.

    Raffles Hotels & Resorts epitomises enchanting experiences, embodying global sophistication and residential charm, imbued with heartfelt service "like a gentle breeze". At Raffles, guests arrive as residents, leave as friends and return as family. Raffles' relentless pursuit of service excellence has earned its hotels and resorts a legion of international accolades, including Condé Nast World's Best Places to Stay and Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards. Its flagship Raffles Hotel Singapore was voted Best Hotel in Asia for four consecutive years by readers of Ultratravel magazine by The Daily Telegraph while Raffles Beijing Hotel was named Best Luxury Hotel by Travel Weekly China in 2009. In addition, Raffles Hotels & Resorts is consistently ranked among the world's top hotel brands in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards.

    Raffles Hotels & Resorts is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with 98 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information, please visit www.raffles.com

    Raffles Hotels & Resorts' award-winning collection of legendary hotels includes:

    1. Raffles Hotel, Singapore
    2. Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    3. Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    4. Raffles Beijing Hotel, China
    5. Raffles Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    6. Raffles Tianjin, China
    7. Raffles Makkah Palace, Saudi Arabia
    8. Raffles Paris - Le Royal Monceau
    9. Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

    Future additions include:
    1. Raffles Makati, Philippines
    2. Raffles Sanya, Qingshui Bay, China
    3. Raffles Konottaa, Maldives
    4. Raffles Jakarta, Indonesia

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