Grand Junction, CO (PRWEB) March 16, 2015
The DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction hotel will be marking Earth Hour 2015 from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. MST on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The hotel will join hundreds of Hilton Worldwide’s more than 4,000 hotels and timeshare properties by switching off lights, as well as organizing other projects for guests in demonstration of their commitment to live sustainably and take action by caring for the planet in the year ahead.
“Earth Hour is one of the many ways we show our commitment to energy conservation while delivering great guest experiences. We are encouraging our guests, neighbors and Team Members to join us in support of this global effort,” said Per Nilsson, the hotel’s General Manager.
Created by WWF, Earth Hour began in 2007 as a way for individuals and businesses to show how simple steps can make a significant impact on addressing climate change. This worldwide effort began in Sydney, Australia when more than two million people turned off their lights for an hour and reduced the city's energy consumption by more than 10 percent. It became a global movement in 2008 with more than 50 million people participating, and today, it is the largest grassroots environmental movement in the world with more than 7,000 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories and hundreds of millions of people participating across seven continents. In 2013 alone, 345 million people were reached through the campaign’s website and social media. This year’s theme focuses on mobilizing young people to become the next generation of leaders for a sustainable world, a theme that resonates with several Hilton Worldwide commitments to connect and prepare young people over the next five years.
Participation in Earth Hour is part of Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to Living Sustainably, one of the four pillars of the company’s responsibility and sustainability strategy, Travel with Purpose. In demonstration of its commitment in this area, Hilton Worldwide has elevated sustainability as a performance metric and a brand standard across all hotels, raising it to the same level of importance as quality, service and revenue. To support the company’s sustainability goals, LightStay™, Hilton Worldwide’s proprietary performance system, is used to measure, analyze and report on sustainability data across the global portfolio.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction hotel is newly renovated and overlooks the lush valley and beautiful bluffs of the Grand Mesa Plateau. Located minutes from Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), the hotel provides guests with easy access to I-70, West Star Aviation, St. Mary’s Hospital, Colorado Mesa University, local vineyards and wineries and historic Downtown Grand Junction. Hotel amenities include 24-hour, Precor-certified fitness center, on-site recreation activities, on-site playground, heated outdoor pool, business center, room service, free parking, free high-speed wireless Internet access, on-site restaurant and lounge Bistro 743 and much more. The DoubleTree Grand Junction hotel is proudly managed by Stonebridge Companies in Denver, CO.
Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered near Denver, Colorado. The company’s current portfolio entails 45 hotels with over 7,000 rooms nationwide. This diverse portfolio includes select-service, extended-stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in markets throughout the U.S. For detailed information, visit our website at http://www.SBCOS.com