Employees of the Hilton Pattaya ran up dozens of flights of stairs to raise awareness about energy conservation in the hotel’s fourth-annual Earth Hour Staircase Race.
General Manager Rudolf Troestler led the March 23 event to mark when people around the world turned off all their electric lights and appliances in the evening for an hour, the race was aimed at getting hotel employees to conserve energy by taking elevators less.
Teams raced 660 steps from the first floor of the hotel to the Horizon rooftop restaurant on the 34th floor of the Central Festival Pattaya Beach complex that houses the Hilton.
The winner of the men’s category was Jung Na Zu who completed the race in 5 minutes 54 seconds. Lantom Udeerum was the women’s bracket winner, making the climb in 6:54.
The Hilton’s “Old Men and Beautiful Lady” team scaled the hotel in 8 minutes, 49 seconds.
The best-dressed team was the Front Office squad.