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Posted On: 6 June 2016 10:21 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:56 pm

Starwood Hotels & Resorts celebrates 7th Edition of "Iftar for Cabs" Initiative

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts annual‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative, running in its seventh year, is back with the participation of 48 hotels in the Middle East.

On June 21, 2016 during the hour of Iftar, all cab drivers who drive through the main entrance of any of theparticipating Starwood hotels will receive complimentary Iftar packs.

All four Starwood properties in Qatar – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, The St. Regis Doha,W Doha Hotel & Residences and Westin Doha Hotel & Spa – will be participating in this year’s initiative. Launched in 2010, the ‘Iftar for Cabs’initiative has turned into an annual tradition for many cab drivers throughout the region.

The initiative has also been widely appreciated hotel owners, local communities and transport authorities For the initiative, catering teams at each hotel will prepare Iftar packs which will include a diverse selection of food and beverage items, while associates from various departments will assist with packaging and handing out the Iftar packs to cab drivers.

Starwood properties have handed out over 3,000 iftar packs across the region in previous years. “We are excited to celebrate the seventh annual ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative which has become a tradition for cab drivers and our hotels,” said Guido de Wilde, Senior Vice President & Regional Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Middle East.

“This initiative truly embodies the spirit of Ramadan and gives us the opportunity to thank cab drivers across the region for their hard work and the support they give our hotels throughout the year.”