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Park Inn Duqm wins Safehotels certification

MUSCAT, January 3, 2017

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm, Oman, has achieved Safehotels certification for its safety and security systems.

Safehotels Alliance AB is a Swedish company founded in February 2001 and is the originator of The Global Hotel Security Standard and provides independently verified security and safety certification for hotels and meeting venues.

It covers hotel facilities and safety services process, procedures, training and management, security equipment, fire equipment fire procedures and training risk prevention and crisis and recovery management.

Park Inn Duqm has achieved Cerfiticate Level Certification within its two years of operation, the hotel said.

Nuno Neves, cluster general manager for Park Inn Muscat & Park Inn Duqm, said: “Safety and security has always been under the supervision and responsibility of the hotel business. What we are prioritising here is the prevention for anything untoward from happening. The operative word is prevention. If anything happens today, we have prevention measures in place.”

Neves clarified: “Being a hotel does not necessarily mean you get the international certification right away. To get it, a hotel has to be well-structured, well-organised in terms of almost all aspects — from the engineering, to the security team even the staff and management.”

Safehotels has evaluated the hotel’s existing self-assessment internal hotel security programme through monitoring, reviewing and reporting on the self-assessment hotel database and submittals. The hotel goes through a number of criteria including security equipment, staff awareness and training, fire security and first aid.

“Safety and security are a concern for everybody. Before you go somewhere, especially the Middle East, the first thing you check is — ‘How is the situation?’ This certification is communicating to potential guests and clients that the hotel is a certified hotel for safety by all standards — the local standards and the international standards,” said Ahmad Daghmash, hotel manager for Park Inn Duqm.

Park Inn by Radisson, part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is a dynamic, midscale hotel brand providing a hassle-free and easy hotel experience.

In December 2014, the Rezidor Hotel Group signed an agreement with Safehotels, a globally recognised security consultancy. The agreement made Rezidor the first major international hotel group using the acclaimed independent certification programme to benefit guests, employees and owners.  – TradeArabia News Service

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