Hope in candlelight: Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board Chairman Datuk Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen (centre) joins Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur General Manager Manfred Weber (right) and Area Director of Communications Datuk Rosemarie Wee (left) in lighting the candles for Earth Hour and the passengers and crew of MH370.
PLAYING its part in conserving energy and preserving the environment, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur participated in Earth Hour, between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, recently.
All non-essential power and lights throughout the hotel, including garden lighting, signage, water fountains and escalators, were turned off.
The hotel laundry operation was also stopped for an hour, and all restaurant lighting was adjusted to a minimum.
In addition, all employees were advised to switch off unnecessary equipment such as computers, fax machines, printers, photocopiers and other electrical appliances.
Guests were also informed about the initiative and a minimal use of electrical appliances, such as lights and air-conditioning was recommended.
A 2.2m-high structure, spelling out “MH370” and which housed 1,200 tea candles, was specially constructed in the hotel garden.
At the appointed hour, members of staff and hotel guests joined in lighting the candles in commemoration of Earth Hour and in remembrance of the passengers and crew of flight MH370.
In a statement, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts said it was committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner while balancing the interests of its diverse stakeholders.