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DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba Launches the “Soap for Hope” Initiative

DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba recently launched “Soap for Hope”, an initiative to recover, recycle and donate used bar soaps to the local community.

“Soap for Hope” is an initiative of Sealed Air/Diversey Care, one of the hotel’s strategic soap suppliers, that will use the hotel’s soap leftovers, recycle them through a special process that melts used soap, adding sanitizers to create new and recycled blocks of soap.

Through this initiative, DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba chose to donate the soap to Our Lady of Peace Center in Aqaba, where Sealed Air, Diversey Care donated the required machine and tools as well as providing the necessary training sessions for them to master the recycling process and start producing soap. The finished product will be sold at DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba and all proceeds will go back to Our Lady of Peace Center.

Stephane Vilar, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba said: “We are excited to be able to support the local community through our most recent initiative and we will definitely continue to do so with the great support of our partners. On this occasion I would like to thank Sealed Air, Diversey Care for their great collaboration and we look forward to a very successful project”.

Nader Srouji, Sealed Air Distributor in Jordan expressed his pride in supporting this initiative and urged all companies to invest in projects that serve the local communities attempting to reach the less fortunate in our dear Jordanian society.

Mr Nader Hashem, Regional Manager of Sealed Air, Diversey Care said that this initiative being the first in Jordan emphasizes the strong partnership between Hilton Hotels Worldwide and Sealed Air, Diversey Care, going back to more than 20 years.

This initiative is part of RePurpose, Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to waste management, under the banner of Travel with Purpose, the company’s global corporate responsibility strategy. Across the globe, over 700 Hilton Worldwide properties donate soap to be recycled and donate to drive hygiene in the communities where we work, live and travel.