27 March 2010

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India - IHG Hotels Group Support the Earth Hour Cause March 27, 2010

India - IHG Hotels Group Support the Earth Hour Cause March 27, 2010
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Just received the mail regarding Intercontinental Hotels Group, regarding Earth Hour and IHG hotels participation in the Earth Hour.

Says Shaun Langdon, IHG’s Regional General Manager for India, “More than just a symbolic participation, we wanted to conceive a concept that helps create awareness among our guests. We also wanted to showcase what the community can do beyond just the designated Earth Hour, to contribute to saving energy sustainably. We hope that once our guests go back home, they will host similar community get-togethers on a regular basis, so they can switch off lights in several homes by joining in such social gatherings.”
On the occasion of the Earth Hour being celebrated on March 27 throughout the world, IHG has added a whole new dimension to creating meaningful fun for their guests. The participating IHG hotels in India will encourage in-house guests to switch off lights in their rooms and join the ‘guestogether’ parties being hosted by them between 8:30 and 9:30pm.
As part of the celebrations, Crowne Plaza Bengaluru Electronic City will organize a candlelight cocktail party for in-house guests, along with “green” theme food. Hotel employees will also form a candle-lit, heart arrangement to show their solidarity for the cause.
At the same time, Holiday Inn Gem Park Ooty will host a complimentary poolside bonfire on March 27 for all its in-house guests to reduce the energy consumption inside the hotel.
Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon will turn off all the non-essential lights to mark the Earth Hour and organize a candlelight dinner for their guests.
All lights around the hotel’s facade will be switched off between 8:30 and 9:30pm on March 27 at Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, with only external signage and hallmark lights on. The hotel will host complimentary mocktails at its 72 bar for all in-house guests to encourage them to turn off lights in their rooms and join the guestogether. Saptami, the all-day dining restaurant at the hotel, will only light up candles during the Earth Hour to create awareness among guests. The hotel’s HR department will also educate and engage its employees about ‘Earth Hour’ through notice boards.
Other than these initiatives, all the participating hotels are also encouraging their employees to switch from incandescent bulbs to CFLs to help conserve energy. Says Kadambini Mittal, Area Director of Sales & Marketing, IHG India, “We are hoping that as part of this awareness drive, we’ll be able to convince about 1000-odd IHG employees to switch from bulbs to CFLs. By using a 15W CFL instead of a 60W bulb, we can save at least 45W electricity consumption per hour or about 132 units lesser consumption every year.
During Earth Hour in 2009, IHG properties in Asia Australasia saved an estimated 80GJ or 22100kWh of electricity, which was equivalent to making 800,000 cups of coffee, powering up to 30 homes for one month, removing 16 tonnes of carbon dioxide, or planting 4.3 acres of trees. This year too, Earth Hour is drawing strong support from other IHG properties around the globe. In Asia-Pacific, IHG hotels in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Greater China and Southern Asia and Korea are supporting the Earth Hour.

About IHG Hotels -

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4,400 hotels and more than 645,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 48 million members worldwide.
IHG has 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 140,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

Thanks Puneet Khunger for the mail and information.

March 27 -
Support Earth Hour - 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm switch off Lights.
And call the friends to switch of Lights.


sm,  March 28, 2010  

I did not visit to any IHG hotel so if any of our reader read in news paper about IHG hotels following earth hour , please let me know.

Jessie May 02, 2011  

The basic design of a motel differs significantly from hotels, where rooms face inward with doors opening to interior hallways.

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