Dubai, 30 March 2015: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel group and a member of Dubai Holding, joined the rest of the world to support Earth Hour on Saturday 28 March from 8.30 – 9.30pm.
Earth Hour originally started in Sydney on March 31, 2007, when 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses turned off their lights for one hour. This year more than 162 countries and territories worldwide will support the cause.
Jumeirah’s hotels and resorts will dim or switch off unnecessary lights and use candles across its properties for an hour in a bid to raise awareness and contribute to the world’s largest initiative to raise awareness of climate change.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah switched off the exterior lights and fountain displays, and reduced lighting in the public area.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel switched off lights on the hotel’s exterior, conference centre, events arena, tree lights and flood lights across the tennis courts, marina and north beach.
At Jumeirah Emirates Towers, all landscape lighting was switched off except for the street lights, and in the hotel lower and upper atrium balcony, cold cathode lights were used.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Wild Wadi also supported the initiative and switched off non-essential lights.
To help reduce energy consumption in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, all incandescent bulbs in the guest rooms were replaced with warm white LED lights. Additionally the hotel’s façade turned dark during Earth Hour and a cozy ambiance was created in the restaurants with candles and dimmed lights.
At Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Nomad Restaurant offered an organic menu in support of Earth Hour Day. The menu comprised specially designed organic dishes and a selection of world-recognised Bio Organic beverages from the Cielo Vinery. The three-course set menu is priced at AED 200 and a bottle of Bio Organic grape costs AED 155.
Mina A’Salam, Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah dimmed and switched off tree lights, water features, wind tower lights, beach lights and pool deck lights for an hour. In addition, Madinat Jumeirah participated in the Earth Hour activities at Bay Avenue Park. The event was organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority in partnership with the Supreme Council of Energy. Colleagues from Sinbad’s Kids Club entertained young children and Talise Spa’s Tai Chi and Kung Fu Master Can wowed the crowds with his mesmerising martial arts moves.
Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence switched off lights around the property’s grounds and lighting indoors was minimised. All apartment owners and tenants were encouraged to join in and turn off all non-essential appliances. Information was sent to all colleagues to encourage them to do the same at home.
At Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, in Kuwait, the façade lighting was turned off and in the hotel’s interior signage, lobby lights, food and beverage outlets were dimmed and water fountains turned off. Candles were lit and Talise spa lights were dimmed.
At Jumeirah Frankfurt, the exterior lights and lights in the lobby, reception and Ember Bar & Lounge, located on the first floor, were switched off. Candles provided alternative lighting.
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa and Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, Istanbul, also switched off external lights.
In London, Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel dimmed the lights within The Rib Room Bar and Restaurant and Lowndes Bar and Kitchen as well as the exterior of the hotels.
At Grosvenor House Apartments, by Jumeirah Living, all non-essential lights were switched off throughout the building and guests were provided with a bespoke scented Rachel Vosper candle. The stunning Atrium was candlelit and an acoustic guitarist played for the duration of the evening providing entertainment for the guests.
In the Maldives, all non-essential lights around Jumeirah Vittaveli were switched off and a candle-lit, low miles menu in the restaurant, Fenesse, was served to highlight the importance of sustainability and reduce the carbon footprint.
At Jumeirah Dhevanafushi all non-essential lights were turned off and LED lamps and candles were used to light up the restaurants.
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About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Frankfurt, Bodrum, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VENU; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE.
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