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Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
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Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
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Al Bustan Palace launches a new Impact Experiences program for group guests

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman; May 25, 2016– Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton hotel is pleased to announce its participation in the Impact Experiences, offering group guests the opportunity to participate in socially responsible activities that will leave a positive impact on Oman while leaving guests with many unforgettable memories that will be cherished for years to come.

Part of the Community Footprints program, Al Bustan Palace’s signature Impact Experience invites group guests for two on-property programs and one offsite activity for groups willing to make an impact in the community this Ramadan, while staying at the hotel. A participation fee of OMR 1 per attendant is charged to cover the program’s basic costs.

The first activity planned during the Holy Month of Ramadan is cookie designing. Group attendees will be able to take part in the decoration of “henna cookies”- cookies shaped in the design of henna hands which will be later donated to local communities in need including the local Al Khoud girls orphanage and the children in intensive care at the pediatric ward of the Royal Hospital in Muscat.

During the celebrations of Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha – the largest religious festivals in the GCC, event attendees will be decorating and designing Ramadan Kareem and Eid greeting cards with special wishes dedicated to the orphans, making the little ones feel special and loved amidst the celebrations.

For those wanting to give back to Mother Nature this holy month, Oman’s Mangrove Nature Reserve is the best bet. This experience will include an environmental clean-up, a mangrove planting session and a presentation conducted by a representative from the Ministry of Environment.

To emulate the “sharing is caring” motto, book your stay today at The Al Bustan Palace hotel, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel.  The room-rates can be found below for your reference.

Summer in Oman Package:

  • Rates from OMR 60 net per night
  • Including overnight in a Deluxe Room and breakfast
  • Rates valid for GCC and Oman residents, until September 30th, 2016.

Offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Maximum two childrn per room. The offer excludes Eid holidays.

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About Community Footprints
With a commitment to “Expand Global Citizenship,” The Ritz-Carlton social and environmental responsibility program, Community Footprints, is embedded into the company’s service values, long range plan and business operations. This commitment is focused on child well-being, environmental responsibility and hunger and poverty relief. The Ritz-Carlton was the first Founding Partner of IMPACT 2030, a business-led collaboration with the United Nations that is mobilizing employee volunteers to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals. For more information visit www.communityfootprints.com, or follow The Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RitzCarltonCSR.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 91 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean.  More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).