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Business & Money | Thursday 28 March, 2024 1:16 pm |

Hilton Makkah & Jeddah Hilton Host 'Green Ramadan' Iftar for Media Partners

Hilton Makkah Jabal Omar (Conrad Makkah | Hilton Makkah and Convention Center | Hilton Suites Makkah | Doubletree by Hilton) & Jeddah Hilton hosted a special Iftar gathering on Monday, March 25th, for media partners from the Western Province. The event highlighted Hilton's innovative ‘Green Ramadan’ initiative and its commitment to sustainable hospitality in Hilton.




"The ‘Green Ramadan’ initiative underscores Hilton's dedication to responsible travel and our mission to protect the environment," said Jumana Jalal, Cluster Marketing Director, Hilton Makkah Jabal Omar & Jeddah Hilton. "We are honored to collaborate with our media partners in promoting sustainability and showcasing the best of Hilton's hospitality throughout this important season."




The event featured remarks by key Hilton executives, including newly appointed Cluster General Manager Bulent Tarlan, who expressed his enthusiasm for the ‘Green Ramadan’ program and its inspiring focus on sustainability. Inspired by statements from Nikki Walsh, Senior Director of F&B Marketing & PR at Hilton EMEA, on the impact of food waste during religious holidays, Mr. Tarlan emphasized the need for transformative change in the hospitality industry.




General Manager of Conrad Makkah Serkan Yalcinkaya highlighted the property's unique position as the only Conrad in Saudi Arabia and the highest-end hotel in the Kingdom, committed to providing exceptional luxury experiences while embracing sustainability.




The Iftar featured traditional cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, showcasing both Hilton's waste reduction efforts in line with the ‘Green Ramadan’ initiative and its commitment to enhancing culinary offerings through the ‘Taste of Hilton’ program. The event also included interactive displays highlighting UNEP's ‘Recipe of Change’ messaging.




"Our 'Green Ramadan' initiative demonstrates our leadership in sustainable hospitality," said Ahmed Ghoul, Cluster Commercial Director, "Ramadan is our winning month!  With over 2400 suites and rooms, we proudly serve over 200,000 pilgrims with non-stop activities, activations, and surprises that embody the kindness of this special time."




Located just steps from the holy Haram, Jabal Omar Hilton Hotels offer luxurious suites and a variety of Hilton standard rooms, many with breathtaking views of the Holy Haram and Kaaba.  The unique outlets set themselves apart with exceptional dining experiences, showcasing the renowned culinary excellence of Hilton.




About Hilton's Green Ramadan


Hilton's ‘Green Ramadan’ initiative, in a global first, focuses on reducing food waste and promoting sustainability practices across select Hiltons hotels around the glop . The initiative involves prioritizing local sourcing & farming, collaborating with food banks, implementing waste reduction technologies, and composting programs. These efforts are aligned with Hilton's ‘Travel with Purpose’ 2030 Goals and its broader commitment to responsible hospitality. The ‘Green Ramadan’ campaign is in partnership with UNEP (The UN Environment Programme), promoting their ‘Recipe of Change’, and Winnow, the Commercial Food Waste Solutions company utilizing AI technology to get rich data to take action and reduce waste.




About Hilton


Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. 




About Hilton Hotels & Resorts


For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.




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