IFTAR FOR CABS
Starwood Hotels show their appreciation to the hard-working cab drivers.
(Dubai, UAE- July, 2015) As part of its ongoing commitment to the Holy Month of Ramadan, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road and Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai celebrated Iftar with cab drivers. 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 represents the spirit of Ramadan and we are extremely proud of our hotel teams who come together for this initiative every year and go the extra step to give back to the community,” said Erik Vedsegaard, Complex General Manager Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road and Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai. “This initiative is our way of appreciating the cab drivers & our partner-drivers who support our hotels by providing transportation services to our guests.”
Conceptualized by Starwood Hotels & Resorts – the ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative has been running since 2010 and has since become an annual tradition for cab drivers throughout the region. Last year, Starwood delivered over 3,000 Iftar packs to cab drivers across the region. This year, Starwood also extending the gesture to its partner-drivers at Uber.
The initiative has been widely appreciated by hotel owners, the community and local transport authorities.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,200 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood 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, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
About Four Points by Sheraton
Business, meet pleasure. With nearly 200 Four Points hotels in more than 30 countries, travelers can find the timeless style and comfort they’re looking for with genuine service and everything that matters most, all around the world. From Santiago to Shanghai and Milan to Milwaukee, Four Points hotels can be found in big urban centers, by the airport, near the beach, and in the suburbs. A recent $1 billion invested in renovations, conversions, and new-build hotels has made the brand stronger than ever. Four Points by Sheraton, like all brands within Starwood’s portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®) program, the industry’s richest loyalty program.