Marriott switches on lights of cheer

Hotel group’s properties across Asia Pacific light up with a smiley face shaped with room lights

MARRIOTT International across Asia Pacific lit room lights to send a positive message from the windows of its properties, offering a ray of hope to the communities they are in for locals and travellers alike. 

The “Light for Hope” initiative looks to spread positivity amid the challenging times the world is currently facing.

Over the Easter weekend, 270 hotels across cities ranging from from Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong, to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Saigon (main picture), Jakarta, and Mumbai lit up their hotel rooms to the symbol of a smiley face, as seen from the façade of the hotel. 

Westin Kuala Lumpur

The symbol was chosen to project an uplifting demeanour in the hope that it brings a smile to the faces of everyone who sees it.

“In times of uncertainty one thing remains certain – we are in this together, and we will come out stronger,” said Craig S. Smith, group president, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. 

‘’We are all awaiting the time when we can travel again, but until then we are following the guidance from local authorities and are dedicated to continue our support for the communities our hotels are at.

“No matter where people may be, the light at Marriott International will always be on.”

Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort, Miyazaki

Marriott International said its associates  from hotels across Asia Pacific have volunteered over 40,000 hours to serve their communities as the econimic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

Contributions include food donation, making of protective personal gears for front line medical staff, and securing shelter for medics and journalists.

Throughout April, guests and travellers can view the “Light for Hope” initiative at select Marriott International hotels across Asia Pacific.

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