Ritz Dubai to host ‘Yoga by Candlelight’
Dubai, March 26, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre is set to host a ‘Yoga by Candlelight’ class, in support of Earth Hour on March 29.
The session is being held in a bid to engage its guests with the importance of the initiative, founded by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which sees millions of people across the globe joining together as a symbolic show of concern for the environment.
It will last for 60 minutes and take place at 8 30 pm local time around the hotel’s rooftop swimming pool.
At the same time, the five-star hotel, its Executive Residences and staff housing will switch off all non-essential lighting for the same period, allowing the hotel’s guests and residents to share in this inspirational global movement, and join the experience of working towards a greener environment.
All air conditioning and lights in the Ritz-Carlton, DIFC’s public areas, including the limestone façade, and its eight-water features will also remain still for the duration of the hour.
Lothar Quarz, general manager, Ritz-Carlton, said: “As a hotel company, we are committed to working towards a more sustainable future, by preserving natural resources and minimising our impact on the environment. Participating in Earth Hour is a great platform for us to help raise awareness for this important initiative, while at the same time providing a unique and memorable experience for our guests and residents”.
The participation in Earth Hour is in-line with the hotel company’s CSR programme, ‘Community Footprints,’ and its guiding principles; to engage, contribute and inspire.
Environmental responsibility is a key pillar of the programme, and the global strategy includes water and energy conservation programs, recycling initiatives, sourcing environmentally preferred products, and increasing organic dining and spa options, said Quarz.
The ‘Yoga by Candlelight’ class is free to attend for in-house guests of the hotel and its Executive Residences, and external guests can attend for a fee of Dh60 ($16), which will be donated to the WWF. - TradeArabia News Service