Amman, Jordan, November 10, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Le Meridien Amman, a member of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, celebrated the United Nations World Food Programme in cooperation with the Jordanian Food Bank, emerging from the Jordanian Alliance Against Hunger, headed by her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bent Talal, which was on Saturday, 16th of October.
This initiative focused on fighting hunger and participating in programmes that support nourishment through Le Meridien Amman’s staff donation of their meal on that day, favour of students, parents, teachers and school board members in Shihan School in Karak Governorate. The food parcels contained all the necessary nutrients for a complete, balanced and healthy meal. The hotel associates also donated money to purchase basic nutritional items, in cooperation with the Jordanian Food Bank, and will be distributed to less fortunate families.
Sewar Sawalha, Director of Public Relations commented on Le Méridien Amman’s initiative by saying: "We must join forces, institutions and individuals, to create positive change in people's lives, through supporting efforts to defeat hunger, and extending assistance to less fortunate members of the community, especially children."
The theme of this year’s observance is “United against Hunger,” chosen to recognise the efforts made in the fight against world hunger at national, regional and international levels.
About Le Méridien
Le Méridien, the French-born hotel brand currently represented by 105 properties in 50 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in November 2005. Since then, Le Méridien has undergone a brand transformation, which included a consolidation of its hotels and resorts, appointing a full-time Cultural Curator (French arts-provocateur Jérôme Sans) and re-inventing numerous consumer touch points, by bringing unique, curated and interactive experiences to its guests. With nearly 70 of its hotels located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, Le Méridien provides a strong international complement to Starwood’s primarily North American holdings and consumer base. Plans call for dynamic expansion of Le Méridien hotels and resorts within the next five years, concentrating in the U.S., Latin America, and Asia-Pacific, including destinations such as India, Thailand and China. Le Méridien recently opened new hotels in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai in Thailand, Shimei Bay in China, and Dallas, Texas in the United States. Le Méridien will open hotels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Panama City, Panama, and Xiamen, Chongqing Nan’an, and Qingdao in China. The company recently signed new hotel deals in Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, please visit www.lemeridien.com.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.:
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 960 properties in 97 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc, one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
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