Singapore's Hotels Take Action For Earth Hour 2015
Post Date: 2015-03-24
Enjoy one-for-one Glow in the Dark Cocktails at Shangri-La Hotel’s BLU Bar during Earth Hour
Earth Hour 2015 will be taking place in Singapore on 28 March this year, from 8:30 – 9:30pm. Having first started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour is an initiative that strives to unite citizens and organisations across the globe to actively combat climate change. The international grassroots movement is organised by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and famously culminates into an annual hour-long ‘lights off’ campaign.
In current times where energy sustainability is becomingly increasingly crucial within the hospitality industry, we cast our spotlight on three local hotels that have pledged to go beyond the hour with a range of creative green initiatives that stretch across multiple platforms, from social media schemes to energy reduction measures, in order to engage both guests and staff.
Besides switching off non-essential lights, water features and increasing air-conditioning temperatures, Orchard Hotel Singapore will be offering ‘$0.60 Earth Hour Deals’ on the day itself. This promotion will span across three of their five dining establishments, from 8:30pm till the end of the night. Every third diner at Orchard Café can indulge in $0.60-priced seafood delicacies like oysters and Boston lobsters; while customers of the Noodles and Intermezzo Bar restaurants, may purchase Asian side dishes (with every bowl of noodles ordered) and second house pour drinks, respectively – at $0.60 each as well.
Hotel Re! @ Pearl’s Hill
Hotel Re! @ Pearl’s Hill will be implementing energy conservation measures in three main areas: electricity, water usage and carbon emission. This will be achieved through activities such as light dimming, encouraging guests to take shorter showers and reuse towels, and extending their shuttle bus operation hours on 28 March. Their exclusive ‘Dine-By-The-Candlelight’ deal presents a 4-course dinner ($30) at their resident eatery, Re!Fill Restaurant, of which $10 of every set ordered will be donated to the WWF. As for long-term sustainable energy schemes, these include lowering paper wastage by switching to e-newspapers and replacing the staff’s disposable wares with reusable ones.
Titled ‘Neo Glo’, the Earth Hour program devised by Shangri-La Hotel will entail promotions at two of their F&B establishments. At The Line, guests can enjoy one-for-one draft beers, while those decked out in neon attires will get 20 per cent off their buffet dinner. The BLU Bar, on the other hand, will offer one-for-one Glow in The Dark cocktails. During the days leading up to 28 March, guests may submit pictures of their ‘Neo-Glo’ outfits and creative energy-saving tips via the hotel’s social media accounts. Selected winners will receive dining vouchers at The Line or a staycation at Garden Wing’s premier balcony suite.