Le Meridien Amman Conducts a Fire Drill to Maintain Safety Measures in Case of Emergency
Le Meridien Amman, a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, organized a fire drill involving all hotel employees.
- (1888PressRelease) June 28, 2011 - The purpose of the drill was to provide tactical experience, sufficient knowledge and training for the employees as well as empower them to calmly face and handle all circumstances that might arise during emergencies, especially fire. The fire drill is part of a quarterly procedure and is a manifestation of Le Meridien Amman's continuous efforts to ensure that it is in line with its goals on safety and security, especially in regards to the technical aspects and equipment.
The management team of Le Meridien Amman notified all guests of the routine exercise well in advance, so it does not cause any disturbance or inconvenience. The emergency response team evacuated all associates using microphones to the designated assembly point located in the parking lot next to the hotel. Every head of department performed a head count to make sure all associates were safe and accounted for.
The Head of the Security Department; Mr. Attallah Awad, commented on the successful routine practice by saying; "Our main priority in the hospitality industry is ensuring the safety of our guests and providing a safe working environment for our employees. This is portrayed in the scenarios and security plans that focus on the principle of "better safe than sorry."
He also added that the guest rooms, meeting rooms, and newly renovated entrance are all equipped with the latest smoke detectors and fire-fighting equipment that are in accordance with international standards and guarantee the safety of the people and public and personal property.
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
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1025 properties in 100 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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Telephone: 00962 6 5696511
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