Le Méridien Amman Brings Orphaned Children a Bag of Joy
Stemming from its continuous involvement in the community welfare and fondness of children, Le Méridien Amman, a member of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, ended the year 2010 and began the new one 2011 by remembering and visiting two orphanages, in Amman.
The first visit on December 22nd, 2010 was to Reayat Al Yateem orphanage, and the second visit on January 6th, 2011 was to Mar Mansour orphanage, where Santa presented all 59 boys and girls aged between 3 and 12 with cookies, cakes, candy, fruit, gifts and donations. Associates from all departments in Le Meridien Amman, under the direction of General Manager; Giuseppe Ressa, accompanied Santa to shed a ray of joy in the homes during the festive season.
Ressa commented on this initiative by saying: “As discovery is one of the core values of Le Meridien Hotels, the goal behind our visit to the orphanages was to offer both children and associates a new perspective on matters, in a sense where the children realize the love and care of the community, and associates realize the importance of their role in giving and offering such active love and involvement.”
The children of the orphanages demonstrated their happiness and excitement, and the managers of both charitable organizations expressed their appreciation of the thoughtful gesture.
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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