Sunday, March 24, 2013

Going Dark for a Better Tomorrow

Before switching the lights 

During lights out

For Fifth Year, The Media Hotel & Towers Joins Global Communities to Mark Environmental Awareness Event: EARTH HOUR

Jakarta, March 18th 2013 -The Media Hotel & Towers announced its participation in the celebration of Earth Hour 2013. A series of environmental activities have been scheduled during the month of March 2013 to commemorate the global campaign on saving energy, reducing emission and climate change.

Let’s Switch Off Lights and Go Dark for an Hour
By spending an hour in the dark on the evening of March 23rd 2013, The Media Hotel & Towers will join millions around the world to send a powerful message about a brighter future for the planet.The hotel will turn off non-essential lights and unused electronic gadgets in observance of Earth Hour, the global environmental awareness event created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

For the last five years, the hotel participated in the cause together with people across the world to switch off lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common; earth planet. Previous year’s campaign successfully reduced 84,203kilowatt of electricity by switching lights only in one hour.This year, The Media Hotel & Towers will continue the International campaign by switching off lights, applying daily green tips and hosting Earth Hour Cocktail on the evening of March 23rd 2013.

Daily Green Tips
Throughout the month, the hotel also encourages its associates to practice what they call Daily Green Tips. The tips are being read on daily basis and each associate enlivens daily tips on how to create environmentally-friendly working atmosphere as well as applying at their homes.

According to Director of Human Resource AgusRojali, it includes simple actions in everyday routine of human life, for example, it says: Treat Tap Water Wisely. Turn the water faucet off while brushing teeth or washing hands. Never let it flow unnecessarily. It is suggested to install low pressure faucet."These tips are very useful to practice on a daily basis, and not only reading it, our associates also love to practice a new tip every day," said Agus

General Manager The Media Hotel & Towers AlgamarIdris said his team continues to encourage guests and associates to participate in the campaign. “This will be our fifth annual participation and we are very excited to enrich our support by hosting various activities. We would like to show our commitment to make the world a better place for us and our future generations, raise awareness on environmental issues as well as involve our guests and associates in green initiatives,” explained Algamar.

About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is a global grassroots movement encouraging individuals, business and governments around the world to take positive actions for the environment, and celebrating commitment to the planet by switching off their lights for one designated hour.

It is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world.  Born out of a hope to mobilize people to taking action on climate change, Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off for an hour as a massive show of concern for the environment.

The highlight of Earth Hour 2013 will see the world’s most iconic landmarks go dark for one designated hour, as hundreds of millions of people transcend race, religion, culture, society, generation and geography, switching off their lights in a global celebration of their commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all – the planet. Earth Hour 2013 will take place on Saturday, March 23rd at 20:30 (local time). For more information, please visit

For further information about Earth Hour activities in The Media Hotel & Towers, please contact +62 21 6263001 or email

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About The Media Hotel & Towers, Jakarta
The Media Hotel & Towers is a five-star hotel strategically located in the northern area of Central Jakarta, close to the ManggaDua world-class shopping complex and Ancol dreamland, near to the largest exhibition hall; Jakarta International Expo (JI EXPO) and it has direct access to the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Designed for both business and leisure travelers seeking luxury accommodation, high-end facilities and ultimate services, the hotel offers 350 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, wide-range of restaurants, cafes, lounges & bars, a one-stop health club: The Acropolis Spa & Fitness, and meeting rooms for events and wedding receptions.  For more information, please visit

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Mohammad Iqbal
Director of Marketing Communications
The Media Hotel & Towers, Jakarta
Jl Gunung Sahari Raya No 3
Jakarta 10720 – Indonesia
Phone    : +62 21 626 3001
Fax        : +62 21 626 3011
Cell       : +62 857 1033 1697

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