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Saving Mother Earth by Sharing Its Benefits to Mankind

Dusit Thani Manila Celebrates Earth Hour

Makati, Philippines – Every last Saturday for the last three years, Dusit Thani Manila has been conducting Dusit Green Hour, a 60-minute hotel-wide lights-off campaign, with its continued quest to save Mother Earth. This Saturday, Dusit Thani Manila joins the rest of the world in celebrating the annual Earth Hour as it switches off the lights from 8:30PM to 9:30PM.

The monthly Dusit Green Hour is being conducted and participated by the entire Dusit Thani Manila consisting of the DFiT Fitness Center, Devarana Spa, main Hotel lobby and all its restaurants and bars. Hotel guests are also encouraged to switch off the lights in their rooms.

“Participating in this campaign by switching off the lights in their respective rooms is our guests’ prerogative. On the other hand, the Food and Beverage team has decided to fully commit on this initiative by faithfully dimming lights for an hour in all its restaurants and bars, leaving our guests encouraged to brace this call to save Mother Earth”, added Kumar.

As this campaign endeavors to save Mother Earth that eventually saves energy cost for the hotel, all its dining guests are also being shared the saving benefits of this thrust by entitling them 30% discount on any food and beverage orders for dinner every last Saturday of each month from 6PM to 10PM. The Devarana Spa is likewise extending a 30% discount in all a la carte treatments from 8:30PM to 9:30PM.

The Dusit Green Hour is an initiative of the all-new Dusit Thani Manila in its continuous fight against global warming.


Each restaurant also showcases its respective contribution to make a greener and better world all year round. Basix, the all day dining restaurant suggests conservation of resources through its Surf and Turf Station where the grilling items are cooked on guest’s demand only and promotes no wastage of food. Basix has also stopped patronizing endangered species such as blue fin tuna and sharks fin. Tosca, on the other hand makes use of unplugged entertainment to conserve energy.

Benjarong, the Royal Thai Restaurant takes pride in its naturally brewed Thai Pandan and Lemongrass Juices, the use of unrefined herbs and spices and its use of banana leaves, squash, pomelo and melon skin as serving bowls to prevent wastage of water and chemicals of dishwashing soaps. The freshest ingredients take center stage at Umu with its sushi bar and robata counter offerings prepared ala minute to promote no food wastage. Lobby Lounge features locally produced Lambanog Cocktails using 100% natural sources that include sugar cane, coconut and rice, thus preventing the usage of imported ingredients that will help reduce carbon footprint.

Dusit Thani Manila also faithfully adheres to this thrust even beyond the hour through its Seamless Meetings – The Green Initiative that provides facilities and meeting package services which will contribute to reducing the carbon footprint for its clients and its properties.

The new global climate change protocol requires these initiatives as a minimum standard for meetings and conferences and Dusit Thani Manila has adopted these credentials to meet the demand.

To name a few of these green initiatives are the use of conference pads and pencils made of recycled materials, use of compact slim fluorescents and setting of room temperature at 24C to limit energy use, reduce unnecessary waste by replacing disposable items with reusable ones, such as whiteboard menus, recycled paper napkins, ceramic creamers and sugar dispensers, china and glassware, and use of function rooms at the 2nd floor meeting center which have natural daylight.

For more information on the hotel’s Dusit Green Hour and other green initiative meeting packages, you may call (632) 238 8888 or e-mail