Park Inn Muscat first Safehotels Certified Hotel in Oman

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Park Inn Muscat is proud to announce it was awarded as the first Safehotels Premium Certificate by Safehotels Alliance AB in Oman.



Safehotels Alliance AB is a Swedish company founded in February 2001 with a home base in Gothenburg.



It is the originator of The Global Hotel Security Standard and provides independently verified security and safety certification for hotels and meeting venues with regards to hotel facilities and safety services process, procedures, training and management, security equipment, fire equipment fire procedures & training risk prevention and crisis & recovery management.



”This is another milestone for Park Inn Muscat adding this achievement to our existing Green Key and HACCP certifications. I’m proud of my team for working hard to attain such accomplishments. The safety and security of our guests and employees is our top priority," said Rabih Zein, cluster general manager for Park Inn Muscat and Park Inn Duqm.



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 go through a number of criteria including security equipment, staff awareness & training, fire security and first aid.



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



To ensure all criteria are met, Carlson Rezidor has worked closely with Safehotels to align the brand expectations and self-assessment programme with the Safehotels standard.



“By reaching the level of Safehotels certification, it shows the hotel focuses on key elements of guest security relating to personal property and has the right response if ever there’s an accident or any kind of emergency. The certificate shows the hotel is sincere in its guest’s personal well-being. Being audited and certified yearly by a third party strengthen the value of that communication immensely. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has taken the already high level of internal precautions one step further by signing with Safehotels for a global certification of its hotels," Hans Kanold, CEO of Safehotels Alliance AB.



This announcement builds on the existing safety and security measures implemented by Carlson Rezidor across all their hotels. The hotel group continues to maintain exceptional standards in its properties, with 24/7 monitoring via a global security operations centre and access to the self assessment programme, learning tools and templates for incident response and crisis management.