Le Meridien Amman Launches a New Sustainability Meeting Package

Amman, Jordan, September 30, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Le Meridien Amman, a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, is proud to announce the launch of its new stylish sustainable meeting room; Al Mass, accommodating an average of 35 persons with state of the art facilities, and is most suitable for brainstorming, networking or simply meetings and interviews.

The sustainability program aims at meeting the needs of the customers, while reducing the impact of businesses on the environment, an option that is nowadays becoming more pressing and essential, as a growing number of businesses and organizations are now requiring that their meeting events meet a certain environmental standard.

The meeting room has recycling bins, provides white boards instead of flip charts, cloth napkins instead of paper, recycled and recyclable paper, reusable plates, glasses and silverware, environmentally friendly and purified alternatives to conventional bottled water, environmentally preferable cleaning products, ability to book through emails and energy-saving lighting, in addition to a special sustainable coffee break.

“We are committed to our ongoing policy of preserving nature and the environment,” said Giuseppe Ressa; General Manager of Le Meridien Amman. “We are excited to highlight our sustainable meeting practices, which integrate environmental and social responsibility into the meeting process, not only for our meeting planners and guests but also for our associates.”

Le Meridien Amman has 11 other meeting spaces, including the Royal Convention Centre which is the largest in Amman accommodating up to 1,000 guests and the recently renovated Grand Ballroom, which is most suitable for weddings and can accommodate up to 250 guests.

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 and Resorts:
Starwood Hotels and 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 contact the PR department:
Sewar Sawalha
Public Relations Manager
Telephone: 00962 6 5696511
Email: sewar.sawalha@lemeridien.com

Le Meridien - Amman
Sewar Sawalha
P.O. Box 950629, Queen Noor Street, Amman – 11195, Jordan