Fairmont Hotels & Resorts of the Western US Go Dark for Earth Hour

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts of the Western US Go Dark for Earth Hour
On Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 8:30 p.m. (local time) Fairmont Hotels & Resorts around the planet will participate by turning off their lights for one hour.

“Earth Hour is a unique opportunity for Fairmont colleagues and guests to participate in the world's largest global climate change initiative,” shares Thomas Klein, Regional Vice-President and General Manager, Fairmont San Francisco. “Earth Hour is on its way to becoming the largest display for climate change action ever. With your help, we can get everyone to join us–invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join and take action for a healthy, thriving environment today. The annual event furthers Fairmont's ongoing support of environmental awareness and demonstrates the hotels' ongoing energy conservation stewardship.”

In California Wine Country, guests of The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa will be swooned by the lobby fireplace and twinkling candles during Earth Hour. The resort's new lounge, 38◦ North, will be highlighting an “Earth's Bounty" cocktail, crafted with Charbay Meyer Lemon Vodka and Chambord - while the property's Michelin award- winning dining room, Santé, having earned a national reputation for outstanding food, will serve an inspired menu that showcases the region's abundant local products and world-famous wines.

In observance of the international environmental event, the all-suite and villa Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui will turn off non-essential lighting throughout the 22-acre property. Over 200 floating candles will be placed in the lobby fountain and outdoor paths will be lit with battery-operated candle luminaries.

In the heart of the Southern California, at the handsome Fairmont Newport Beach, Chef Brian Doherty will be creating a local and sustainable prix-fixe menu that will be served via candle light. While enjoying dinner, may we suggest a Spring Fling cocktail, lit by a glowing cube of ice. Colleagues will encourage guests as well as vendors to go “electricity free” and the hotel's non-essential lighting will be dimmed.

Guests of The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii may choose to celebrate Earth Hour by enjoying complimentary ocean-side stargazing, compliments of Stargaze Hawaii. The resort's restaurants and bars will feature sustainable menus and drink specials.

The Fairmont San Francisco will once again switch off its principal lighting for one hour to mark Earth Hour and invite guests to celebrate the event with a candlelight dinner or drink, as they enjoy a suggested sustainable entrée at the hotel's Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar.

Guests in the heart of Silicon Valley at The Fairmont San Jose can “unplug” while relaxing in the candle-lit lobby and sipping an inspired organic cocktail.

Earth Hour is a WWF event that began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. It showed that everyone, from children to CEOs and politicians, has the power to change the world we live in. With the invitation to ‘switch off' extended to everyone, WWF's Earth Hour quickly became an annual global event. It's scheduled on the last Saturday of every March – closely coinciding with the equinox to ensure most cities are in darkness as it rolls out around the Earth. Join hundreds of millions of people around the world and turn off your lights for one hour to show your commitment to climate change action now. It's time we speak up and demand a better future for our planet. Participating in WWF's Earth Hour is a simple way to show you want to be a part of the solution, and it sends a powerful message: Together we can make a difference.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts embraces environmentally sustainable business practices and continues to seek new ways to proactively green our operations. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are located in some of the world's most diverse and picturesque locations, and the company was founded on an enduring connection to the land and communities where we do business. As a leading travel provider, Fairmont is reliant on destination health to be profitable and is committed to preserving the places where our guests and colleagues work, live and play.

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