NH Hotel Group Supports Earth Hour for Ninth Consecutive Year

Turning off lights in approximately 400 properties and committing to protecting the environment

MADRID, SP. March 29, 2017 - For the ninth consecutive year, NH Hotel Group will support the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) global initiative Earth Hour, switching off the lights of its hotels’ facades all over the world. The gesture, being made by the Company from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. on Saturday, March 25, is to demonstrate NH Hotel Group’s firm commitment to respecting and protecting the environment in which it runs its business.

Earth Hour is an initiative led by the WWF and is supported by hundreds of millions of people all over the world each year who join together to protect the environment. Since its creation in 2007, more than 7, 000 cities have taken part in the initiative, enabling millions of people, companies and governments to join forces to make clean energy a possibility for the future.

By committing to this WWF initiative, NH Hotel Group aims to not only involve its hotels and employees across the world, but also inspire its clients to do the same. This is in an effort to help increase awareness of the importance of looking after the planet for future generations.

NH Hotel Group’s commitment to sustainable development has resulted in reducing the Company’s carbon footprint by more than 70 percent and its energy consumption by 29 percent. The Group has ISO 14001 certification in environmental performance and is the first global hotel chain to obtain ISO 50001 certification, the most important standard in energy management systems. NH Hotel Group also supports renewable energies, with 78 percent of the energy supplied to its hotels being green energy.

About NH Hotel Group

NH Hotel Group (www.nhhotelgroup.com) is a consolidated multinational operator and one of the world’s leading urban hotel groups. The Company operates close to 400 hotels with almost 60, 000 rooms in 30 countries across Europe, America and Africa, including top city destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Munich, New York, Rome and Vienna.

Media Contact:
Elyse Eisen

PR Account Director
NJF, an MMGY Global Company
eeisen@njfpr.com

Nathalie Herrera

PR Account Executive
nherrera@njfpr.com

Related News

Coming up in January 2018...

Mobile Technology: Relentless Innovation

Technology has become a crucial component in attracting and retaining hotel guests, and the need to enhance a guest’s technology experience is driving a relentless pace of innovation. To meet and exceed guest expectations, 54% of hotels will spend more on technology in 2018, and mobile solutions in particular will top the list of capital investments. Many hotels are integrating mobile booking, mobile keys, mobile payments and mobile check-in into their operations. Other hotels are emphasizing the in-room experience, boosting bandwidth and upgrading flat screen TVs to more easily interface with guest mobile devices. And though not yet mainstream, there are many exciting technology developments on the near horizon. The Internet of Things (loT) is taking form in some places, and can be found in guest room control systems, voice activation systems, and in wearable sensors that can be used for access and payment options. Virtual reality headsets are available at some hotels so guests can enjoy virtual trips to exotic locations or if off-property, preview conference facilities and guest rooms. How long will it be before a hotel employs a fleet of robots for room service, or utilizes a hologram as a concierge, or installs gesture-controlled walls that feature interactive digital displays? Some hotels are already using augmented reality for translation services, or interactive wall maps, or even virtual décor. This pace of innovation is challenging property owners and brands to stay on top of the latest technology trends while still addressing current projects. The January Hotel Business Review will explore what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in the mobile technology space.