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RADISSON BLU MARTINEZ BEIRUT BRINGS “THE BOX APPEAL” TO LEBANON

Radisson Blu Martinez Beirut announces the launch of ‘The Box Appeal’ in Lebanon. The charity campaign aims at helping those in need through the giving of essential items, and will start 17th of September and run until 31st October, 2013. 

From right to left: Mrs. Zeina Al Khalil, President of Teach-a-child, Mr. Kosta Korestides, GM Radisson Blu Beirut, Mr. George Daoud, representative of Minister of Higher Education and Miss Samar Maalouf, Sawt El Mada.
From right to left: Mrs. Zeina Al Khalil, President of Teach-a-child, Mr. Kosta Korestides, GM Radisson Blu Beirut, Mr. George Daoud, representative of Minister of Higher Education and Miss Samar Maalouf, Sawt El Mada.

The campaign asks people to give back to those who need it most, by filling a provided box with a ‘shopping list’ of needed items. In Lebanon ‘The Box Appeal’ aims at helping children in need by providing stationery for their schooling as a contribution towards supplying the required tools to build their educational future.

“Finally The Box Appeal is in Lebanon,” said Kosta Kourotsidis, general manager at Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel Beirut. “We invite the Lebanese community to be part of this campaign as there is nothing more precious than positively playing a role, even if it is a small one, in someone’s future.” added Kourotsidis.

Taking part is easy; participants pick up a box, free of charge, from Radisson Blu Martinez, and return it filled with the pre-determined selection of stationery items. The hotel will then distribute the boxes to those in need of support, working in conjunction with teach-a-child, a non-profit organization which aims at ensuring that every child enjoys his/her basic human right to access quality education and the Lebanese Army as part of the campaign’s proceeds will go to the orphans of the Lebanese Army martyrs. The campaign will be supported by Sawt El Mada as media partners.

“We thank all those who have believed in this campaign and have decided to join the efforts in making it happen.” added Kourotsidis.

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Creators of ‘The Box Appeal’, Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels, are setting their sights on beating last year’s total donation figure, through the introduction of new regions to the campaign. ‘The Box Appeal’, returning for its sixth consecutive year will now include the Middle Eastern regions of Jordan and Lebanon – which join the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman. In total, 15 Radisson Blu, Radisson Royal, and Park Inn by Radisson hotels will be encouraging the public across MENA, to get involved with supporting humanitarian charities.

Radisson Blu, Radisson Royal, and Park Inn Hotels are members of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which is one of the first international hotel groups to implement a companywide initiative focusing on health and safety for guests and employees, on respect for social and ethical issues within the company, and on a reduced negative impact on the environment.

This year’s Box Appeal will run between the 17th September and 31st October, 2013. For a full list of locations of where you can pick up boxes or for any further information please visit www.facebook.com/RadissonBluMartinezHotel.

About Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu, operated by The Rezidor Hotel Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Europe’s largest upper upscale brand, offers first class service, providing guests with a contemporary hospitality experience. Radisson Blu has received numerous awards as Best Hotel Chain and is renowned for its “Yes I Can!” spirit of service and the “100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee”. September 2005 saw the roll out of free high speed internet access across the portfolio – the first international hotel chain to offer this service. Radisson Blu currently includes more than 260 hotels with 63,500 rooms in operation or under development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. www.radissonblu.com

 

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