Swire Hotels Supports Earth Hour 2015 and Sustainability

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Swire Hotels will participate in Earth Hour 2015 on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:30 p.m., including The Opposite House and EAST, Beijing; The Upper House and EAST, Hong Kong, as well as their stand-alone restaurant, The Continental.

The Opposite House

Swire Hotels has given great consideration to the preferences of our guests and the effect our practices have on the environment.

Swire Hotels will participate in Earth Hour 2015 on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:30 p.m., including The Opposite House and EAST, Beijing; The Upper House and EAST, Hong Kong, as well as their stand-alone restaurant, The Continental.

Earth Hour is a global event created by the people for the planet, and the commitment goes beyond one hour; it symbolizes what can happen when the world acts together to celebrate the planet's future. Each of the hotels will turn off selective lights that include decorative, façade and back office lighting. Guests will be informed of the initiative via iPad®, iPod touch®, IPTV, TVs and lobby LED screen and by the Guest Experience Teams.

Swire Hotels is committed to developing sustainable and environmentally friendly hotels in economically and socially responsible ways. All their establishments have participated in Earth Hour upon opening, and guests appreciate the mood lighting, events and sense of social responsibility. The scale of Swire’s sustainability efforts can be found here.

“Swire Hotels has given great consideration to the preferences of our guests and the effect our practices have on the environment. By utilizing the most up to date technology, Swire Hotels is committed to ongoing sustainable environmental practices and our guests will be encouraged to take part in our preferences,” said Brian Williams, Managing Director of Swire Hotels.

Beyond Earth Hour, Swire is conscious of making a positive difference to the environment by remaining as paperless as possible. Swire Hotels has taken various measures in the daily hotel operations including Paperless check-in/out; iPad®, iPod touch® or IPTV in every room replacing printed hotel directories. There is also the use of eco-friendly BMW I3 electric car at The Upper House, daily e-newspaper upload on iPod touch® at EAST, Hong Kong and iPad® at The Opposite House.

About Swire Hotels
Swire Hotels has been created to manage intriguing urban hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United Kingdom, providing a characterful experience for travelers who seek individuality, style and personalized service.

The Opposite House, Beijing, opened in 2008 and was followed by The Upper House, above Pacific Place, Hong Kong, in October 2009. The Temple House will open 2015 in Chengdu.

Swire Hotels opened a 345-room lifestyle hotel called EAST, Hong Kong in Hong Kong’s Island East, on January 2010. EAST, Beijing with 369 rooms, located within INDIGO in Jiangtai, opened in September 2012. EAST, Miami, offering 263 rooms and 89 serviced apartments, will open in Brickell City Centre in Q4 2015.

Swire Hotels has launched a new collection of locally inspired and stylish hotels in the heart of great British towns and cities called Chapter Hotels. The first hotel in the collection, The Montpellier Chapter, Cheltenham opened in 2010. The second hotel, The Magdalen Chapter, Exeter opened in June 2012.

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