Sheraton Amman Al Nabil goes dark to shine the light on climate change

Press release
Published April 3rd, 2016 - 09:42 GMT
Sheraton Amman
Sheraton Amman

Sheraton Amman Al Nabil goes dark to shine the light on climate change with Earth Hour 2016. The hotel joined millions around the world in turning off lights for one hour on March 19th at 8:30 p.m. to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action.

The theme of the 2016 Earth Hour celebration focused on climate change following a successful United Nation's COP21 conference in Paris. The annual global environmental awareness event was created and instituted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007 to emphasize the threat of global warming and the need to reduce carbon emissions.

Sheraton Amman Al Nabil participated by turning off exterior signage lighting and non-essential interior lighting and used candlelight in the outlets and hallways instead. The hotel also used in-room voicemail messages and in-room television messages to inform guests about Earth Hour observances.

“It’s a privilege for us to support such a powerful movement with such a simple gesture,” said Iva Trifonov, General Manager of the Sheraton Amman Al Nabil. “Earth Hour reflects a philosophy we try to practice year-round that we all must do our part and together we can make a big difference. Climate change affects everyone and it also has an impact on the continued success of our business.”

Last year, nearly 600 Starwood properties around the world participated. In addition to conserving energy, many properties hosted events and activities that engaged associates and guests. Some projects and programming included themed menus designed to highlight local and organic foods and Earth Hour inspired cocktails; special performances, tailored concerts, and displays of traditional entertainment; and distinctive campaigns devised to support individual community initiatives and conservation efforts.