GRAND MILLENNIUM AL WAHDA’S 33 BIGGEST SHRINKERS LOSE 256 KILOS IN 8 WEEKS
Winner takes away prizes worth AED 20,000 at evening award ceremony
8 December, 2011 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Last night, Grand Millennium Al Wahda concluded its Biggest Shrinker challenge at an awards ceremony in the hotel’s ballroom. Crowned the Biggest Shrinker of them all, Mr. Gregory Brewer, 40 years old, from USA, took home the first prize worth AED 20,000. In second and third place, Mrs. Vera Invanova, 46 years old, from Jordan, and Deniz Jamal, 36 years old, from Iraq, were given prizes worth AED 8,000 and AED 5,000 respectively in recognition of their great achievements.
The evening saw many of the 33 original participants in the challenge join in the celebrations with their families. Over the course of the eight week programme, the 33 shrinkers lost 256 kg altogether, through a combination of exercise, a healthy diet, and a change in lifestyle. The programme, which featured a combination of group classes, individual exercise plans, and motivational speakers from the field of sports, nutrition and health, ensured the results are just the first step on the road to a new healthier way of life.
Michael Sorgenfrey, General Manager of Grand Millennium Al Wahda and a keen sportsman, congratulated the group:
“We are all tremendously impressed with the results you have all achieved. This is more than just about weight loss. I know that many of you have fully embraced a more active lifestyle, which will keep you healthy for years to come. We have a first class health club, and I am delighted to see it so well used. At Grand Millennium Al Wahda our commitment is our guests, not just in terms of our exemplary service standards but our commitment to their well-being too.”
The Biggest Shrinker programme follows a corporate commitment across all Millennium & Copthorne Hotels in the Middle East to introduce a range of meals suitable for diabetics.
Johan Brand, Assistant Recreational Manager, said:
“It has been a pleasure working with this great group of motivated, determined people, all committed to making a positive change in their lives. Based on the fantastic results and great reception for the programme, we will certainly consider another round in the spring.”
Part of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, one of the world’s largest hotel companies with more than 120 owned and managed hotels across 20 countries, the five star deluxe Grand Millennium Al Wahda is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi's business district and attached to Al Wahda Mall. The hotel offers high levels of personal service combined with state-of-the-art-technology, whilst boasting the city's largest spa and health club, and a stunning rooftop outdoor swimming pool.
About Millennium & Copthorne
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc is one of the world’s largest hotel companies with more than 120 owned and managed hotels across Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Middle East and North Africa. The group has a portfolio of brands which serve different market segments, representing quality and value in every class. In the Middle East and Africa, Millennium & Copthorne operates 10 hotels, increasing to 52 hotels over the next 5 years. It has a growing portfolio of brands that resonate with the markets in which it operates. These brands include Grand Millennium, Millennium, Copthorne, Kingsgate and the recently launched exclusive destination brand Biltmore.
With the motto “you are the centre of our world”, Millennium & Copthorne is committed to a customer-centric philosophy while ensuring returns for investors and owners.
About Grand Millennium Hotels
Grand Millennium hotels offer five star deluxe accommodation in downtown city destinations close to shopping and business districts. Each of the Grand Millennium hotels boasts elegant spa facilities, signature
dining and popular night spots. With high service standards, stylish interiors with a local accent and a range of quality amenities, Grand Millennium hotels serve both leisure and corporate travellers. All Grand Millennium hotels also offer furnished serviced apartments for extended stays