SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

May 17, 2012 17:00 ET

JW Marriott Cancun Resort Stands Up to Climate Change

Hotel Guests Participate in Symbolic Earth Hour Candlelight Ceremony

CANCUN, MEXICO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - It was lights out for one of the premier resorts in Cancun as the facility purposely turned off the lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

By joining in the world wide observance of Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31, 2012, the magnificent JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa took a bold role in helping to draw international attention to the growing concerns of climate change. Guests of what has been deemed by many as the best resort in Cancun were able to join forces with more than 100 million persons across the globe that turned off their lights at 8:30 p.m. in the symbolic observance of Earth Hour.

An annual event which began in 2006, Earth Hour captured the world's attention in 2011 as lights were switched off in 5,251 cities in 135 countries. Many historic buildings and monuments around the world also participated in the event which asks everyone to take personal responsibility for their impact on the planet and to make changes that facilitate a sustainable lifestyle.

Acknowledging its leading position in the hospitality industry, Marriott International is aware of the paradigm character of its actions in many aspects and by standing up to show leadership and responsibility for the future, is once again affirming its commitment to the local communities from which it serves. The Earth Hour participation also defines Marriott's continuing pledge to social responsibility.

The resort's observance included cutting power to all decorative lighting and treating guests to a candlelight ceremony on the beach.

A preferred choice among those seeking wedding destinations, the resort is well known for its impeccable offering of Cancun wedding venues including refreshing outdoor sites and state-of-the-art indoor facilities. Whether planning a beachfront wedding on the white sands with the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea as a backdrop or an elegant reception utilizing the Tulum Ballroom for dinner and dancing, the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa has everything needed for dream weddings come true. Aside from the hotel's private beach, a meticulously landscaped outdoor garden gazebo venue is also available, as well as a pristine wedding chapel ideal for religious ceremonies and Catholic destination weddings.

About the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa brings luxury to life for Cancun travelers combining style and sophistication with stunning white sand beaches and the shimmering waters of the Caribbean to provide an unforgettable Cancun experience. Conveniently located in the midst of the prominent Hotel Zone, guests enjoy well-appointed rooms and spacious hotel suites, each donning balconies with breathtaking views, pampering amenities, luxurious comfort and unsurpassed service. Recipient of the coveted AAA Five Diamond Hotel Award, the resort also offers Club 91 accommodations for those seeking the ultimate in personalized service and upgraded amenities.

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