Posted on March 22, 2016

City Centre Rotana Doha and Oryx Rotana Doha took part in the 2016 Earth Hour celebration, the Global initiative Lowlight by turning off the lights in both hotels to send a message about environmental awareness and action in order to preserve it.

This year, the Earth Hour was held on 19th March at 20:30 local time, where both hotels lit 60+ shaped candles in the lobbies referring to the 60 minutes uniting people from around the globe. All external lights, including façade lights, signage, as well as the logos of both the hotels  were switched off. Management and seniors at both hotels had a “candle light dinner” with all colleagues in a move that reflects the keenness of the administration on the participation at world events. Dinner included tips by specialists on ways to preserve electricity and water.

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On this occasion, Lana Jwainat, Cluster Director of Marketing and Communications at Oryx Rotana and Rotana City Centre, said: “This is the first participation for City Centre Rotana Doha at Earth Hour, which comes out of our eagerness to interact with the global community to curb excessive consumption of energy and to send a message to tackle global warming and environmental problems in the world”. “At Oryx Rotana, we are keen to participate annually in this global event to send a message about environmental issues and create awareness that lead to actions in order to preserve the environment and to reflect the interest of the management in increasing attentiveness of climate variables,” she added.

“We seek to increase consciousness of the damage occurred by the climate changes by participating in the Earth Hour initiative. However, it is far from turning off the lights for one hour in a year, as people must realise that they can work together to the benefit of themselves and their planet, and that every person can make a difference,” she continued. Earth Hour is a global initiative set by the World Wildlife Fund which started in one country in 2007. In 2016, this event took place in an unprecedented 178 countries and territories. Millions of people around the world came together to highlight the urgent need to address climate change and where iconic landmarks switched off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of the planet.