Metro Hotels ‘turns off’ for Worldwide Earth Hour
Metro Hotels will be joining millions of people and businesses around the world this Saturday night in switching off lights and appliances in its network of accommodation properties for Earth Hour 2010.
The Metro Group is the oldest locally owned and operated hotel chain in Australia, having been engaged in the Australian hotel industry for more than thirty years. It currently manages more than 1,000 rooms nationally in 14 separate properties.
Keen to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to environmental initiatives, Metro Hotels is undertaking a number of energy-saving activities in all its hotel, apartment, inn and resort properties around Australia this Saturday night for Earth Hour 2010.
Metro Hotels Chief Operating Officer Geroge Bedwani said the group would turn off external feature lighting, appliances in unoccupied rooms and would reduce the temperature on air conditioning and water heating units so as to consume less power for Earth Hour.
“For the first time in our 30 year history in Australia, every property in the Metro Hotels group will be providing a candlelit reception to welcome guests on Saturday night,” Mr Bedwani said.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Metro Hotels and we are looking forward to joining hopefully millions of people around the world in participating in this small gesture that reflects our broader commitment to conserving energy and protecting the environment.”
In a movement which commenced in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now internationally recognized as an opportunity for everyone in the community to do something for the environment. Earth Hour is being held from 8.30pm to 9.30pm this Saturday, March 27.
All guests staying at a Metro property this Saturday night will be encouraged to participate by turning off their room lights, televisions and other electronic devices. Mr Bedwani said he hoped guests would take the opportunity to spend the hour relaxing, either in their room or in common areas where they could enjoy spending Earth Hour 2010 with other guests.
Metro Hotels is the public face of Transmetro Corporation, an Australian owned public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The Group currently provides a national accommodation network of properties, with
over 1000 rooms in key locations and major cities across Australia.