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A record number of Mantra Group properties throughout Australia and New Zealand will be switching off their lights on Saturday 23 March for Earth Hour - a global campaign aiming to strengthen awareness for climate change.

From 8.30pm to 9.30pm, 76 Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties will turn off their lights and undertake other energy-saving measures, underscoring the Mantra Group’s dedication to environmental sustainability.

This year, a record amount of properties will demonstrate their commitment through a series of energy saving initiatives such as extinguishing external feature lighting, switching off appliances in unoccupied rooms, dimming or turning off non-essential interior lighting and using candlelight in public areas such as restaurants Darwin and reception areas.

Guests are also encouraged to join in by turning off their room lights, televisions and other electronic devices at the time of check-in.

Many properties will also stage special Earth Hour awareness events. Highlights of this year’s events include:
  • Peppers Beach Club & Spa at Palm Cove is encouraging guests to toast the Earth Hour movement with a special cocktail – aptly named the 'Blackout'.
  • Peppers Awaroa Lodge in New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park will be making good use of the hour of darkness by taking guests on a guided glow worm walk.
  • Mantra Pandanas, Darwin is holding a romantic candlelit dinner at their onsite Table Forty Three restaurant.
Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand. The Group owns and operates three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree.  With over 110 properties and 15,000 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the second largest accommodation operator within Australia. The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats.