As part of Hilton’s 2030 Goals, property helps cut environmental footprint by pursuing best-in-class operational excellence and engage our guests and Team Members to maximize our positive impact.
Beirut, Lebanon – April 1st, 2019 – Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand & Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace celebrated Earth Day by turning off the hotel’s external lights and unnecessary internal ones for an entire hour, while corridors, outlets and lobbies’ lighting was dimmed to the minimal level. The hotel is taking action locally to help cut its environmental footprint in half, from water stewardship and energy conservation to reducing waste and leading community projects.
“Celebrating Earth Hour is one of the many ways we demonstrate how we conserve waste, water and energy every day, and we are encouraging our guests and neighbors to join us in support of this global effort,” said Naif Zureikat, Cluster General Manager, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace.
Team Members and Guests at Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace will also celebrate Earth Week through the following activities: Energy-saving activities throughout the month include reducing plastic waste in offices by replacing all plastic cups with glass ones, reducing food waste in the staff canteen by organizing a ‘no bin day’ once a week, installing special water saving devices in all guest bathroom faucets to reduce water consumption by 30%. And last but not least, 10 kilos of used hotel soaps will be reprocessed into fresh bars for distribution in local communities in partnership with The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Charity (SSVP).
Hilton is on a mission to redefine sustainable travel and tourism through Travel with Purpose, the company’s corporate responsibility strategy. Hilton has committed to cutting its environmental footprint in half and doubling social impact by 2030.
Hilton’s commitment to the environment is embedded across the business and supported by LightStay: an award-winning, global corporate responsibility performance measurement platform. LightStay was developed and implemented by Hilton to provide a one-stop solution for reporting environmental, operational and social impacts.
To learn more about Travel with Purpose, visit cr.hilton.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Travel with Purpose
Travel with Purpose is Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy to redefine and advance sustainable travel globally. By 2030, we plan to double our social impact investment and cut our environmental footprint by half. We track, analyze and report our environmental and social impact at each of Hilton’s more than 5,600 hotels through LightStay, our award-winning performance measurement system. Travel with Purpose capitalizes on Hilton’s global scale to catalyze local economic growth; promote human rights; invest in people and local communities; and preserve our planet by reducing our impact on natural resources. Our strategy aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Visit cr.hilton.com to learn more.