SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

May 18, 2012 17:00 ET

Prominent Cancun Resort Takes Leading Role in Earth Hour Initiative

Candlelight Ceremony, Lights Out Draw Global Attention to Issues Surrounding Climate Change

CANCUN, MEXICO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2012) - Guests enjoying prominent Cancun hotel accommodations recently had the opportunity to participate in the 2012 world observance of Earth Hour as their lodging host proudly joined in the worldwide initiative.

Taking a stand to draw global attention to the effects of climate change, the impressive CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort and its guests joined with more than 100 million people around the world at 8:30 p.m. on March 31 in a symbolic act targeting these growing concerns. Considered by many as the best hotel in Cancun, the CasaMagna Marriott switched off the power to all decorative lighting and treated guests to a candlelight ceremony on the beach in observance of the occasion.

This is the third time the resort has participated in Earth Hour initiative since it was launched in 2006. The 2011 event drew worldwide attention as lights were turned off in 5,251 cities in 135 countries. Also joining in the observance were many historic monuments including the pyramids of Egypt and the Roman Coliseum.

Recognizing its leading role in the hospitality industry, Marriott International is setting the standard for hotels and resorts by guiding the way in establishing a sustainable lifestyle and accepting responsibility for the future. Participating in Earth Hour also affirms the hotel chain's commitment to the local communities in which it operates and defines its continuing pledge to social responsibility.

Boasting a magnificent beachfront location, the CasaMagna Marriott is a family-friendly resort and an ideal choice for fun-in-the-sun family vacations in Cancun. Conveniently located for easy access to popular attractions including the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins, Xcaret Ecological Park and Aqua World, families will find plenty of things to do while staying at this stylish resort. Offering an abundance of onsite amenities, the hotel is also a welcoming destination for those planning a weekend getaway in Cancun. Guests have access to miles of sparkling white sand beaches, an outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center, as well as six remarkable restaurants and lounges. The Marriott Kids Program is also available for children ages four to 12, offering daily supervised activities so mom and dad can spend time together relaxing on the beach, enjoying rejuvenating spa services and treatments at the hotel's own spa or simply enjoying the company of each other.

About the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
The CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort is nestled along the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea pampering guests with gracious beachfront accommodations, generous amenities and attentive service. Well-appointed guest rooms and spacious suites with private balconies provide guests with captivating views and the immaculate resort grounds create a relaxing environment for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel's elegant and state-of-the-art event facilities offer flexible indoor and outdoor venues ideal for destination weddings or corporate events.

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