Ningbo, China, 29 March 2014 – Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo continued to support the Earth Hour movement initiated by WWF to show its concern about climate change and promote a low-carbon lifestyle by holding a series of activities.
From 6:30 to 8:30p.m.on 29 March 2014, with the lights switched off or dimmed, the Earth Hour logo appeared gradually on the hotel building. From 8:30 to 9:30p.m., all non-essential lights will be switched off to evoke environmental awareness in the city.
Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo initiated a fun activity in conjunction with Earth Hour by creating an Earth Hour Week. The hotel built a pedal-powered juice mixer by attaching a blender to a bicycle. Guests at Yi Café, the buffet restaurant, “pedalled” for their own juice. Along with the joy of riding and the concept of environmental protection, guests loved the fresh juice they produced themselves and named the equipment the “Green Sweetie”.
At Lobster Bar & Grill, guests enjoyed a romantic candlelight dinner as part of Earth Hour.
Earth Hour is a global WWF climate change initiative for energy conservation started in 2007. Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo strives to be involved in environmental protection, providing not only comfort and luxury, but also creative and environmental guest experiences. It was the first hotel in Ningbo to implement a paperless check-in system, saving more than 300,000 pieces of paper annually. It also provides toothbrushes and combs made of degradable materials in the guestrooms and has replaced most of the hotel lighting with energy-saving lights.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com