Le Méridien Amman Commemorates United Nations International Day of Peace

Top Quote In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21st as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 25, 2010 - Le Méridien Amman, a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, commemorated on the 21st of September the International Day of Peace, which was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 and was first celebrated in September 1982. In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21st as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace.

    Sixteen associates from Le Méridien Amman gathered on that day to reiterate the sentiment of world peace, by forming a circle representing the globe, and holding hands in a moment of silence and prayed "May Peace Prevail on Earth." The group later walked to the Peacekeeping Operations in Tabarbour and expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the efforts spent at maintaining peace and attended a presentation on the operations of the Peacekeeping unit.

    Sewar Sawalha, Public Relations Manager, commented on this initiative by saying: "We are both excited and honored to have participated in the observance of the International Day of Peace. It is an opportunity for us to express respect, compassion, kindness, reconciliation and tolerance to mankind, which are the values we nurture and advocate at Le Méridien Amman."

    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.

    For more information, please contact the PR department:
    Sewar Sawalha
    Public Relations Manager
    Telephone: 00962 6 5696511
    Email: sewar.sawalha ( @ ) lemeridien dot com

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