The Armada Petaling Jaya joined the worldwide effort in encouraging all their guests and staff to take part in the Earth Hour 2014 effort, which took place on Saturday, 29 March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
To mark the occasion of “Earth Hour,” lights were turned off on the exterior of the hotel building, all restaurants and some public areas were also included from 8.30pm – 9.30pm.
All hotel guests were encouraged to join the lights-out initiative by turning off the lights in their rooms for one hour and were subsequently invited to gather for specially created “Earth Hour mocktails” and Earth themed light food at the Lobby from 8.15pm onwards.
Present were hotel guests, all the Heads of Departments and hotel staff. After a short welcome introduction by the hotel’s management, guests and members of the hotel staff started to light candles around the lobby, reception and restaurants. After which, everybody joined in the countdown to switch off the lights. As a tribute to all the passengers and crew of flight MH370, a minute of silence was observed by all.
Gina Chan, Director of Sales, said all the departments of the hotel played an active role on Saturday night: “Earth Hour is about creating awareness amongst people about the energy they are using and efficient ways they might wish to consider to conserve it. All of us should be involved in this small but very significant effort”, she said.
A lucky draw was later held whereby three lucky winners came out triumphant and to enhance the occasion, the elegant Clair Rozells entertained with a mini acoustic performance which included songs like Heal the World by Michael Jackson, Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong, You’ve Got A Friend by Carole King and many more to the delight of everyone who joined in the festivities.