Dubai cab drivers celebrate Iftar with Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Press release
Published August 8th, 2012 - 07:49 GMT

Yesterday, Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Dubai celebrated Iftar with taxi drivers, as part of its ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative and ongoing commitment to the Holy Month of Ramadan. 

Now in its third year, Starwood’s ‘Iftar for Cabs’ campaign brought more than 30 hotels from across the region together for a worthy cause, including nine properties in Dubai – Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Grosvenor House, Le Méridien Dubai, Sheraton Deira Hotel, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers and The Westin Mina Seyahi.       

During the hour of Iftar, packs of food and beverages were distributed to cab drivers at the main entrance of each hotel. Catering teams at each hotel prepared Iftar packs, which included a diverse selection of food and beverage items. Associates from across various departments within the hotels, including Catering, Administration and Guest Services joined forces to bring the ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative to life. 

“Iftar for Cabs is our way to reach out and say thank you to the cab drivers across the Middle East. This initiative represents the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan and we are extremely proud of all our associates who came together to make the third edition of ‘Iftar for Cabs’ a big success,” said Guido de Wilde, Senior Vice President & Regional Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Background Information

Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels represents one of the world's largest hotel and leisure companies. It conducts its hotel and leisure business both directly and through its subsidiaries. Its brand names include St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Méridien, Sheraton, Four Points, Aloft, and Element

Starwood Hotels' business emphasizes the global operation of hotels and resorts primarily in the luxury and upscale segment of the lodging industry. It seeks to acquire interests in, or management or franchise rights with respect to properties in this segment. At December 31, 2009, its hotel portfolio included owned, leased, managed and franchised hotels totaling 979 hotels with approximately 292,000 rooms in approximately 100 countries, and is comprised of 63 hotels that it owns or leases or in which it has a majority equity interest, 440 hotels managed by the company on behalf of third-party owners and 476 hotels for which it receives franchise fees. 

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