Fairmont Beijing Joins 59 sister properties around the globe for Earth

Fairmont Beijing Goes To Earth Hour

Publish Date: 27-Mar-2010

March 27, 2010

(BEIJING) 27 March 2010, 8.30PM – As part of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts - Green Partnership and Environmental program, for the third consecutive year Fairmont Beijing joins 59 other Fairmont Hotels & Resorts around the globe to switch off the hotel lights for 60 minutes. Guests were invited to voluntarily switch off their room lights and join for Happy Earth Hour in the hotel's Lobby Lounge.

Fairmont Beijing’s interior design with floor-to-ceiling window from lobby, to meeting space and guest rooms allows maximum natural lighting overflow. In addition each guest rooms and suites are equipped with state-of-the-art sensor that would automatically switch off all electricity when remains idle without any guests presence in the room.

The adjoining office tower – Reignwood Centre also participated on the program.  Eco Martinis with green emphasis and light source from inside the martinis itself were passed around to hotel’s guests as memento of Earth Hour.

“We are proud to be able to participate in such a prestigious event, as an eco-friendly hotel group this is our third year of participation in Earth Hour. Hopefully we can show that 60 minutes does make a difference.” said Hans Hordijk, General Manager.

About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is a global WWF climate change initiative. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour to show their support for action on climate change. The event began in Sydney in 2007, when 2 million people switched off their lights. In 2008, more than 50 million people, including several Fairmont hotels around the globe, participated. In 2009, hundreds of millions of people and over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet.

To learn more about Earth Hour, please visit the website: http://www.earthhour.org.

About Fairmont Green Partnership Program
With a long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible tourism, Fairmont is a strong supporter of WWF, participating in many of their campaigns, as well as being a member of their global Climate Savers program.  For the past two decades, Fairmont has been dedicated to preserving the places in which we live, work and play through its Green Partnership Program. Expanding on this 20-year commitment, Fairmont will continue to actively support a sustainable future and a low carbon economy, understanding that ultimately, we are all in this together.

For more information on Fairmont’s Green Partnership program and the company's industry leading environmental initiatives, please visit www.fairmont.com/environment.

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