Dusit Thani Maldives Celebrated an Exciting Candle Light Earth Hour
Guests of Dusit Thani Maldives were invited to take their taste buds on a culinary journey on 25th of March. An exceptional candlelight dinner was held under a starry Maldivian sky in celebration of Earth Hour.
The resort marked Earth Hour generating awareness amongst guests and employees alike. Lights were switched off throughout the resort from 20:30 until 21:30. Only the candle lights flickering, bonfires on the beach and the international live band singing away all the favourite classics made for a successful celebration. All elements of the night beautifully were integrated in creating an unforgettable atmosphere.
The chefs and mixologist introduced guests to sensational canapés and cocktails with items on the menu that required the least amount of electricity to prepare in honour of Earth Hour. Later, guests strolled through the resort with Tikki Torches, lighting up the walkways back to their luxurious havens.
Participating in Earth Hour holds great importance to Dusit Thani Maldives as part of their efforts for environmental preservation. The resort has implemented green initiatives since the beginning of its development, to ensure that the environmental impact is minimal and to operate responsibly in implementing sustainable manners.
Green efforts at the resort include heat recovery systems in villa air-conditioning units, solar panels in the staff residences and a water bottling facility, eliminating the need for 150,000 plastic bottles per year. Dusit Thani Maldives has achieved sliver certification and strives for gold certification on EarthCheck, the leading environmental benchmarking program.
Established by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour was first practiced in 2007 as a way for individuals and businesses to show how simple steps can make a significant impact on addressing climate change. The idea was conceived in Sydney, Australia and in its first year 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 172 countries and territories and hundreds of millions of people participating across seven continents.
Dusit Thani Maldives is a luxury resort that adequately blends Thai hospitality with the breathtaking natural setting of the Maldives. Encompassed by white sandy beaches and a lagoon that hosts a vibrant coral reef, the resort is located in Baa Atoll – Maldives’ first and only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. It is also host to Maldives’ largest infinity pool and treetop treatments pods for the ultimate pampering experience with Devarana Spa.
(icon photo: Earth Hour Beach Dinner at Dusit Thani Maldives)