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Emirates Palace Grants the Wishes of Ill Children

Emirates Palace Grants the Wishes of Ill Children

Emirates Palace Grants the Wishes of Ill Children

Abu Dhabi, February 1, 2017

Emirates Palace knows that any hotel is only as grand as its community, so every year it works together with its community to make Abu Dhabi an even better place to live and visit. This year via its annual Golden Hearts campaign, Emirates Palace was able to grant even more wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses and also to allow local school children to support the initiative. At a formal luncheon that took place in Emirates Palace with Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE, General Manager Holger Schroth brought a little cheer and big smiles to the faces of a few Make-A-Wish children when he granted some highly anticipated wishes. The luncheon was the culmination of the Golden Hearts campaign in December 2016 where the Palace raises money to create special moments for children in the UAE with life-threatening medical conditions.

Commenting on the community initiative, Mr Hani Alzubaidi, the CEO of the Make-A-Wish UAE Foundation says, “It was truly inspiring to see children raising funds to help grant wishes for other children who were ill.”

“We are truly grateful to everyone who supported Golden Hearts through their purchases in Le Café and on the day of our tree lighting ceremony and to the local school children who aided the initiative this year,” remarked Mr. Holger Schroth, the General Manager. “We are both humbled and honoured to do our small part in bringing joy and light into the lives of children in our community.”

About Emirates Palace

Built as an iconic landmark showcasing Arabian culture at its finest, Emirates Palace, managed by Kempinski, has created an enviable niche in luxury hospitality. Welcoming world leaders, business travellers and holiday-makers from around the world, Emirates Palace offers a memorable and unique experience unparalleled in Abu Dhabi through contemporary facilities and personalised service.
Situated on 1.3 km of private beach, Emirates Palace comprises 394 rooms and suites carefully designed and furnished to offer guests superior comfort and luxury. With spectacular views of the manicured lawns or the glistening blue waves of the Arabian Sea, every room promises a palatial experience. A variety of fourteen award winning restaurants, cafés, lounges and bars highlight cuisines from around the world. The resort’s leisure facilities include two outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, the Emirates Palace Spa, tennis courts, a marina and state of the art fitness centres.
Emirates Palace is the premier meeting and conference destination in Abu Dhabi, attracting business drivers and influential decision makers from around the world. With a total meeting and conference space exceeding 23,000 square feet, Emirates Palace plays host to a spectacular cultural calendar with events that have included the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the Coutts Polo at the Palace.

About Kempinski Hotels

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 manages a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 33 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 is imbued with 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 hotel brands. •

Issued By:

Mohammed Alaoui,
PR & Communications Manager

Emirates Palace, Managed by Kempinski
West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel +971 2 690 7928, Fax + 971 2 690 7922

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