Earth Hour 2013
On Saturday, March 23, 2013, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok will take action for the planet that goes far beyond Earth Hour along with more than four million individuals, organizations and governments across the globe. Some 12,000 light bulbs on the property will be dimmed and turned off during Earth Hour for one hour, from 20:30 to 21:30. In addition, the hotel will show its further commitment to the environment by creating green menus to be served throughout that special day.
Brasserie Europa is set to cook up a 4-course set menu which delights the palate and is also gentle to the earth. The menus will focus on using healthy ingredients which are grown locally. These items will use less energy being transported from the farm to the table and the minimal possible amount of energy will be used during the cooking process.
Priced at only THB 999++ the meal will start with “a Garden Green Salad with Cashew Nut Dressing and Prawns in a Tamarind Ceviche” which uses absolutely no electricity during preparation. This will be followed by “a Hearty Local Gazpacho with Crab and Coconut Condiments.” Afterwards comes “Sundried Beef with Papaya Salad and Grilled Tiger Prawns” before the set ends on a sweet note with “a Variation of Coconut and Mango.”
The totally green experience is made even better as the special green drinks are created adopting the very same concept. Served at Hunuman bar, Green Fizz, Green Martinis, smoothies and juices made from fresh organic vegetables and fruits are made from fresh organic vegetable and fruits.
About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is a worldwide event organised since 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, the city resort adjacent to Sa Pathum Palace, is part of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels. Every one of the hotel’s 303 rooms and suites overlooks the surrounding gardens and pools, and 21 rooms have direct access to the pool. It also houses 98 serviced residences for long-stay guests.
Thai artistic heritage is a key theme of the Siam Kempinski Hotel. The property displays 4,000 pieces of art, including over 200 original paintings and sculptures by Thai artists commissioned by the property.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.