Jeddah’s statuesque Rosewood Corniche tower is taking part in the annual Earth Hour initiative to help raise awareness of climate change around the world.
The ultra luxury five-star hotel, which boasts some of the best views of Jeddah and the Red Sea, will turn off all exterior lighting as well as the majority of lights in the hotel’s public areas and back of house and will dim others in order to maintain health and safety standards for the public building.
Taking place on Saturday, March 31st at 20:30 KSA time, the Earth Hour campaign aims to unite people to protect the planet.
Now a truly global phenomenon, the cause is supported by industry leaders, celebrities and the world’s most iconic and recognisable building and tourist attractions.
Rosewood Corniche will join other Saudi landmarks including sister hotel Al Faisaliah Hotel as well as King Saud University and King Faisal University.
Across the Middle East, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Kuwait Towers and Liberation Towers in Kuwait City will all go dark for the hour.
“We have supported this initiative since 2010 and it has become a popular date in our calendar to help raise awareness of climate change among our guests,” said Hans-Peter Lietske, managing director for Rosewood Corniche.
“Our diners will be encouraged to enjoy their food by candlelight in our world-class restaurants as well as to dim non-essential lights in their rooms and suites.”
Saudi Wild Life, the official representative of Earth Hour in the Kingdom, is working hard to ensure individuals, companies and government institutions take action, during the hour and beyond, to help make a positive change.
Earth Hour will begin in New Zealand and Australia, gradually travelling west as the planet goes dark.
In 2011, more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries and territories switched off their lights, making it the largest climate campaign to date.
Situated on Jeddah’s Corniche, Rosewood Corniche is ideal for both business and leisure travellers.
The celebrated Jeddah Corniche runs parallel to the Red Sea for over 20 miles and provides convenient access to the city’s business and leisure areas.
As the premier hotel in Jeddah, the stunning Rosewood Corniche redefines modern elegance and offers unparalleled personal service and world-class amenities, including 24-hour butler service for each of the 127 guest rooms and suites.
Rosewood Corniche is considered Saudi Arabia’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards.