Smile on! Marriott lights up across Asia Pacific to spark hope

Marriott International across Asia Pacific is lighting up its properties to send a positive message, 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 amidst the challenging times the world is currently facing.

Over 270 hotels across various cities and regions, from Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Saigon, Jakarta, Maldives, Mumbai and many more lit up their hotel rooms to the symbol of a smiley face, as seen from the façade of the hotel. The symbol was chosen to project a happy demeanour radiating positivity, with hopes 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 in Asia Pacific at 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.”

In these challenging and unprecedented times, associates from hotels across Asia Pacific have volunteered over 40,000 hours to serve their communities. Throughout April, guests and travellers can view the Light for Hope initiative at select hotels across Asia Pacific.

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