Pan Pacific Singapore Supports Earth Hour 2013

Pan Pacific Singapore will join more than 7,000 cities and towns globally for Earth Hour on Saturday, 23 March 2013 at 8:30pm in a massive show of concern for the environment.

Initiated by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is a conservation initiative inviting individuals, businesses, governments and communities to switch off lights for an hour with the goal of creating a global platform to unite the world in protecting the planet.

The hotel will join this effort and operate with minimal lighting during this hour. This includes turning off or dimming non-essential lights such as certain façade lights, lights around Poolside and the Keyaki Garden, guest room corridor handrail lights and the lobby foyer lights. The air- conditioning will also be increased by one degree Celsius.

Guests will be encouraged to participate in this global movement by switching off or dimming the lights in their rooms between 8:30pm to 9:30pm, and gather in the candlelit Atrium where they can enjoy complimentary, commemorative “Earth Hour cocktails and mocktails”.

Following its recent S$80million transformation, one of Pan Pacific Singapore’s key initiatives was the implementation of a smart energy management system in all its 790 guestrooms which automatically return the lights and air conditioning to an energy-saving standby mode when the room is vacant.

“Being environmentally conscious is an ongoing aspect of our corporate social responsibility efforts and observing Earth Hour reinforces our commitment towards energy conservation. Energy saving bulbs and LED lights are used wherever possible and we have replaced the majority of our air conditioning units with more efficient, lower energy consumption models. Waste recycling schemes have been implemented in the rooms, administrative offices, and back of house operations. Our energy conservation committee also meets regularly to track ongoing initiatives and to explore environmentally-friendly alternatives in our daily operations.” said Mr Thiva Kesavan, Executive Assistant Manager (Hotel Operations), Pan Pacific Singapore.

About Pan Pacific Singapore
Located in the heart of Marina Bay with easy access to world-class shopping, Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Central Business District, Pan Pacific Singapore offers 790 contemporary rooms and suites that is ideal for business or leisure. Savour epicurean delights at our award-winning restaurants and bar or rejuvenate at our swimming pool and spa. Pan Pacific Singapore is proud to be named Asia’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards from 2006 to 2012, World’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards from 2007 to 2010 and 2012, and World’s Leading City Hotel by the World Travel Awards in 2011.

About Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts
Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts comprises 21 premium hotels, resorts and serviced suites (including those under development) in 11 countries across Asia, North America and Oceania. The “Pan Pacific” brand provides refreshing Pacific experiences inspired by an invigorating blend of its Pacific Rim locations. It is focused on enriching experiences that draw on a diversity of landscapes and cultures; and relevant choices that convey freedom and individuality. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts has been recognised by Condé Nast Traveller magazine as one of the 25 hotel companies demonstrating social responsibility and has won esteemed accolades such as World Travel Awards, AAA Four Diamond Award, Condé Nast Gold List and Readers Choice Awards. For more information, visit panpacific.com.

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