TLV Marathon

On your marks, get set, go! Leonardo Hotels staff to take part in the 2012 Gillette Marathon on 30th March in Tel Aviv

Germany, March 2012 – Out of their office chairs and into their running shoes! That’s what numerous employees of the prestigious Leonardo Hotels chain have been doing recently, as they prepare for the 2012 Gillette Half Marathon on 30th March in Tel Aviv. The sporty members of staff – ranging from Front Office Manager to Head of Revenue & E-Commerce – will be competing against 25,000 other participants from all over the world, including their Israeli colleagues, staff from the Fattal Hotels group.

The idea of taking part in the marathon came from Daniel Roger, General Manager Leonardo Hotels Europe: “In my eyes a marathon is the perfect team-building exercise. The training alone for such a long-distance run intensifies communication and collaboration and battling against the kilometres together bonds the team, even over and above everyday business routine. It also helps foster intercultural interaction between the European and the Israeli employees of the Fattal Group and familiarisation with people and country. We are therefore delighted to be taking part in the marathon, which will also be linked with a comprehensive supporting programme in Tel Aviv.” Anybody at Leonardo Hotels who had the desire and commitment to train regularly, both individually and as part of the team, was able to apply to take part. There were weekly training sessions as preparation for the marathon for the 12 employees from Germany and Belgium. The stay in Tel Aviv and travel to Israel are being completely taken care of by Leonardo Hotels.

The Tel Aviv Gillette Marathon is one of the world’s most extraordinary sporting events and is regarded as one of the city’s most important international projects. A variety of courses – starting with the marathon and including a half marathon, 10k city run and 4.2k mini marathon – enable runners of all standards and categories to take part. The marathon runners take a picturesque route along the coast and through the main streets of the city, which offers a fascinating urban mix of East and West and is outstandingly rich in culture, trade and entertainment. The whole city transforms itself for this event into a huge festival with visitors from all over the world.

Be it in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beer Sheva, Bat Yam, Rehovot, Jerusalem, Tiberias, Eilat or on the shores of the Dead Sea – Leonardo Hotels offers travellers in Israel as elsewhere numerous hotels in different destinations and categories. In Tel Aviv alone the hotel chain has five hotels, namely the Leonardo Boutique Hotel Tel Aviv, the Leonardo Hotel Basel Tel Aviv, the Herods Hotel Tel Aviv, the Leonardo City Tower Hotel Tel Aviv and the Leonardo Suite Hotel Tel Aviv-Bat Yam. Further information can be found at:

Leonardo Hotels is the European division of Fattal Hotels, founded in 1998 by David Fattal. In addition to its hotel locations in Israel, the company has also been active in the European market since 2007 and currently operates over 30 hotels in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary and Austria, with other attractive European sites to be added soon. The company head office is in Berlin, Germany.

Press Contact:
Leonardo Hotels, Hardenbergstrasse 12, 10623 Berlin
Julia Biss, Tel.: +49 151 151 29 460, Email: [email protected]
Sandra Dreher, Tel.:+ 49 (30) 68 83 22 303, Email: [email protected]