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IT GETS BRIGHTER AS THE CHELSEA HOTEL, TORONTO TURNS OFF LIGHTS FOR EARTH HOUR

24 March 2014

TORONTO– For the seventh consecutive year, Canada's largest hotel, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is pleased to participate in the global climate change awareness initiative - Earth Hour - on Saturday March 29, 2014. In addition to going dark, the hotel will further demonstrate its commitment to the environment by providing guests with a host of energy-saving service offerings to choose from during their stay that range from creative dining options to family-friendly activities.

To support Earth Hour, the hotel will:

• turn off signature signage and non-essential lighting
• host a candle light dinner including organic/low carbon menus in the signature restaurant, Bb33
• celebrate with the first Super Hero Ambassador for Earth Hour – Spiderman - including a Sunday breakfast for families in Market Garden
• serve 'Glow in the Dark' cocktails in the lobby lounge, T|Bar
• tell ghost stories under candle light in the Family Fun Zone

Guest s will be encouraged to reduce their energy consumption during Earth Hour, and to participate in the aforementioned activities offered by the hotel.

In addition, beginning on March 29, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto will launch a Facebook contest to celebrate Earth Hour and its sponsorship of the Green Living Show (April 25-27, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place). Facebook fans will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to this premier eco and health event.

The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is about sustainable living through eco-friendly hospitality solutions to limit the hotel's footprint on the environment including a "Vertical Garden" which was incorporated into the recent renovation of the lobby - to help create a soothing environment for today's busy travelers. As well, the hotel adopted the "paperless" policy and Eaton's operation also adopts eco-friendly practices that are EarthCheck™ certified, proving the hotel's commitment on environmental protection.

About Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

As Canada's largest hotel with 1,590 guest rooms, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just steps from the city's best shopping districts, world-class theatres, vibrant nightlife and exciting attractions. A full-service urban resort, Chelsea Hotel has room types to suit everyone and the hotel offers five restaurants and lounges, separate adult and family recreation areas and pools – including the "Corkscrew" - downtown Toronto's only indoor waterslide. As a premier family destination, the hotel offers a full range of services including the Family Fun Zone with Camp Chelsea, Kid Centre and Club 33 Teen Lounge. For more information or to make reservations, please call 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or visit www.eatonchelsea.com.

 
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto   Living Green Wall/Vertical Garden in Lobby



Media contact:
Tracy Ford
Director of Public Relations
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Tel: +1 416 585 4396
Email: tracy.ford@eatonhotels.com