Holiday Inn Pattaya participated in the energy saving Earth Hour 2011 on March 26. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Earth Hour has done a lot to raise awareness of sustainability issues. It’s all about giving people a voice and working together to create a better future for our planet. Holiday Inn Pattaya has proven that turning off the lights for just 1 hour they saved up to 18 times the amount of energy that the hotel regularly uses during the same hour on other days. Lights were turned off in the restaurants and the lobby area.