Hilton staff members race up 34 floors for Earth Hour

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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.

Hilton Pattaya staff members pose for a group photo prior to the staircase challenge.
Hilton Pattaya staff members pose for a group photo prior to the staircase challenge.
The fastest fruit on the Eastern Seaboard cross the finish line.
The fastest fruit on the Eastern Seaboard cross the finish line.
Men’s winner Jung Na Zu (right) receives his award from Hilton General Manager Rudolf Troestler.
Men’s winner Jung Na Zu (right) receives his award from Hilton General Manager Rudolf Troestler.
Lantom Udeerum was the fastest lady in the field.
Lantom Udeerum was the fastest lady in the field.

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.