Le Royal Meridien, Chennai celebrated World Environment Day in an innovative way. They had saplings planted by cricketer Ashwin and movie director Gaurav, gifted saplings on their sales calls, had an organic buffet spread, and made a request to all their in-house guests to save on water and energy. Every bill contributed to an environmental organisation and for the first time, there was an open bazaar in their lobby for eco friendly products. Ashwin and Gaurav lit the lamp to mark the traditional opening of the environment day celebrations. General Manager, Jennifer Buhr, hotel manager Nalina Saravanan and the daughter of the Appu Hotels chairman –Anandhi Periasamy- graced the occasion which was attended a large number of guests. Important NGOs from around the country opened their stalls in the bazaar at the lobby.