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Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre Launches Several CSR Projects to Capture the Spirit of Giving this Ramadan

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Kempinski Gives Back to the Community this Ramadan

Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre Launches Several CSR Projects to Capture the Spirit of Giving this Ramadan

Manama, July 3, 2013: To capture the spirit of giving during this Holy Month of Ramadan, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre is launching several CSR projects to give back to the local community, including a Blood Donation drive in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, a used clothing collection drive for the Helping Hands and Philippine Embassy’s shelter, and a Spice Art Charity Exhibition and Sale for Alia for Early Intervention.

In its first charity project to start off the Month of Giving on July 1st, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and overseen by doctors from Salmaniya Medical Complex, held a blood donation drive for its employees. Employees from every department participated in the blood donation drive. Staff members from Bahrain City Centre were also invited to donate.

Starting on the first day of Ramadan and continuing for the entire month, Kempinski employees are also encouraged to gather their unused clothes and shoes for a clothing collection drive to the Helping Hands society who distributes them to the needy workers. Household items, such as linens, towels and basic kitchen utensils and non-perishable foods are also accepted in the donation. Women’s clothing will be donated to the Philippine Embassy’s shelter.

In a third charity project, it is not only the palate that gets delighted in Kempinski’s Arabic restaurant, Baharat, this Holy Month, but also the eyes and the soul. Kempinski is holding an exhibition of Spice Art created by talented local artists – a tradition started with the official opening of the restaurant in January 2013 – with the special Ramadan theme of Art of Giving. The ambitious artists in the country embraced the challenge with gusto, and Kempinski will display a selection of pieces from nine local artists throughout Baharat during the Holy Month. Every Spice Art piece is on sale to the diners, and all proceeds will go to a local charity, Alia for Early Intervention, and the deserving artists.

Quote from Puneet Singh, General Manager:

“Ramadan is a wonderful time of year to embrace our community and give to those less fortunate. At Kempinski, we aim to actively contribute to the local community year-round, but within the sincere spirit of Ramadan, we are diversifying our usual CSR initiatives by getting everyone involved and reaching out to different local charity organizations,” said Puneet Singh, General Manager.

To see the Spice Art Charity Exhibition, come to Baharat in Kempinski Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre and enjoy a special Iftar this Ramadan! Featuring an array of classic Arabic dishes spanning the Middle East, plus live Arabic musicians performing the enchanting sounds of the Orient, this very special restaurant is offering an Iftar celebration capturing the festive spirit of the Holy Month this Ramadan. Dine on delicious Arabic cuisine with a modern twist, and sip on delicious traditional juices while enjoying a selection of shisha in the ornate Ramadan tent.

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About Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre

Nestled in the heart of Bahrain’s fashionable Seef District and connected to the island’s premier leisure and entertainment destination, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre offers a new level of luxury and exclusivity to stylish and discerning travellers in Bahrain. With 460 rooms, the hotel offers outstanding culinary experiences and a quintessential haven of comfort within two unique towers, Kempinski Grand Hotel and Kempinski Ixir Hotel. World-class conference and business facilities distinguish the hotel as the premium choice for the most astute business travellers while an array of world class amenities make it a vacation spot where memories are made.

This new, luxurious 5-star property from the distinguished Kempinski Group invites guests to discover a new wealth of accommodation where crisp hotel luxury meets genuine Arabic hospitality, harmonized with European flair. Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre is a Majid Al Futtaim property.

About Kempinski

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 80 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location.

Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.

To book or for further information visit www.kempinski.com/Bahrainwww.gha.com

Issued by:

Sari Mabire • Public Relations Manager

Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Highway • Al Seef, Manama • Kingdom of Bahrain

Tel +973 17171409 • Mobile +973 39449184  • sari.mabire@kempinski.com

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