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Erbil Rotana Community Support

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Press Release

Erbil Rotana supporting the community throughout 2014

Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq – February 2015: Within its framework of social and humanitarian activities, and in line of its company values and belief in charitable deeds, and eco-friendly practices which were vastly successful in 2014, Erbil Rotana will continue to implement a wide range of charitable practices and raise awareness within the Kurdish society in 2015.

During 2014, under the slogan “Drive Right- Live Right” Erbil Rotana and in collaboration with the province of Erbil and Erbil Directorate of Traffic, launched an awareness campaign for car drivers during the months of May & June and as part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility. This campaign carried out visits to the universities of Cihan, the Lebanese University, French, SABIS University and the University of Kurdistan in addition to visiting some of the local driving schools to present to the youth the hazards of reckless driving and remind attendees with the importance of abiding by safety rules, speed limits and seat belt importance. Also the hotel committed team gathered as many on Erbil’s high traffic crossroads to distribute flyers and giveaways for cars to raise more awareness in the community.

In collaboration with the Erbil Center for Blood Transfusion, Erbil Rotana held a blood donation campaign as part of its corporate social responsibility. This activity took place at Erbil Rotana hotel at 15th September, 2014. Overall, a total of 100 colleagues contributed to the cause by donating their blood to help patients in need.

A cooking class was also held at Erbil Rotana for 6 lucky guests as a way to promote health and safety to hotel guests. During the session, the Executive chef shared with the guests healthy tips on food and cooking and certified each after completing a fun and exciting lesson.

Furthermore, Erbil Rotana conducted the chef table activity also promoting healthy eating and took our guests through an amazing ‘behind the scenes’ cooking experience inside our own kitchen. The guests got to learn a lot about the primary health related procedures and precautions in place at Erbil Rotana in addition to many cooking tips so guests could savour their own cooked creations.

Nonetheless, and as a part of Erbil Rotana’s strong belief in community support, the hotel collaborated with K1 Holding through a fundraising event which was held at Erbil Rotana on 28th August, 2014. The event was attended by around 400 people who gathered to help those who have lost loved ones, homes and much more due to recent unfortunate incidents.

To sum up the CSR achievements in December, Erbil Rotana participated in the Erbil Marathon being one of the main sponsors of this event and set many water stations throughout the running track while promoting our responsibility to Earth and waste management by collecting unused bottles and caps. Also in this regard, we supported IKNN the Iraqi Kurdistan NGO’s Network and promoted a cause which is the earth a part of our Global Corporate Sustainability Platform.

Commenting on these initiatives, Ghassan Dalal, General Manager Erbil Rotana, said: “These activities highlight Rotana’s adherence to its values and its goals through not only social

responsibility, but also through our commitment to establish long-term bonds and our permanent pursuit to find creative and innovative ways to help the community and our society.”

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About Rotana
Rotana currently manages a portfolio of 85 properties throughout the Middle East and Africa with an aggressive expansion plan in place. At Rotana, we have chosen to acknowledge how precious time is to you by making all time spent with us, Treasured Time. This means that we pledge to understand and meet the individual needs of all our guests. In so doing, we have evolved our product brands to include, Rotana Hotels & Resorts, Centro Hotels by Rotana, Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts by Rotana and Arjaan Hotel Apartments by Rotana. Treasured Time. Our promise to you.

For further information about this press release or Erbil Rotana property, please contact:

Majd Dakkak
Marketing & Communication Executive

Erbil Rotana
Tel: + 964 (0) 662 105 555
Fax: + 964 (0) 662 105 556
Email: majd.dakkak@rotana.com

Further information on any Rotana property, its brands or reservations can be obtained by visiting rotana.com or by contacting one of the regional sales offices.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Majd Dakkak
Marketing & Communication Executive

Erbil Rotana
Tel: + 964 (0) 662 105 555
Fax: + 964 (0) 662 105 556
Email: majd.dakkak@rotana.com