Global Warming: Earth Hour – Take 2

As a follow-up to the recent global Earth Hour, Los Angeles’ Sofitel Hotel announced their plans to implement a new custom – a nightly mini-Earth Hour.

Every evening at dusk, Sofitel guests will experience a “lights-out” ritual. Hotel staff will light candles in public areas of the hotel during that one hour, while guests are encouraged to extinguish lights in their rooms and enjoy the softer pleasant environment in the candle-lit lobby. Candles will also in the restaurant and bar, Simon LA and Stone Rose Lounge.

Sofitel Los Angeles has inistituted numerous “green” operational practices. These include: operating on wind power, utilizing an ozone laundry system to reduce water and energy use, complimentary valet parking for any electric, hydrogen or battery-powered vehicle for guests, providing charging stations for hybrid or battery-powered vehicles, using locally-grown and organic ingredients in their restaurant and using the only green cleaning solution approved for spa use in their spa.

“Protecting the environment has always been a priority for Sofitel Los Angeles,” said Gunther Zweimuller, general manager of Sofitel Los Angeles.

“We are very excited to continue the Earth Hour movement,” he said.

Located in Beverly Hills, Sofitel seems to be raising the bar for upscale and luxury hotels in going green. Look for more hotels to jump on this bandwagon.

One Response

  1. […] Envirothink put an intriguing blog post on Global Warming, Earth Hour – Take 2Here’s a quick excerptAs a follow-up to the recent global Earth Hour.

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