Posted on July 09, 2015

As part of its ongoing commitment to the Holy Month of Ramadan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts is celebrating its sixth annual ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative at more than 40 participating Starwood hotels in the Middle East.

During the hour of Iftar on Wednesday, July 8th 2015, all cab drivers who drive through the main entrance of any of the participating Starwood hotels will receive complimentary Iftar packs to break their fast.  This year, Starwood is also extending the gesture to its partner-drivers at Uber. Conceptualized by Starwood Hotels & Resorts – the ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative has been running since 2010 and has since become an annual tradition for many cab drivers throughout the region. Last year, Starwood delivered over 3,000 Iftar packs to cab drivers across the region.

Starwood Hotels Resorts celebrates 2 [].jpg“We thank the cab drivers and our partner-drivers at Uber who support Starwood hotels and provide our guests with transportation services throughout the year,” said Guido de Wilde, Senior Vice President & Regional Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Middle East. “Iftar for Cabs embodies the spirit of Ramadan and we are extremely proud of our hotel teams as they unite to give back and recognise important members of our community,”

Catering teams at each hotel will prepare Iftar packs, which will include a diverse selection of food and beverage items. Associates from across various departments within the hotels, including Catering, Administration and Guest Services, will join forces on the ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative.  This year Starwood will also hand Iftar packs to its partner-drivers at Uber. “The initiative has been widely appreciated by our hotel owners, the local communities and transport authorities and we are excited to continue the tradition,” added de Wilde.