Guests and business travelers at Grand Mercure Roxy, Singapore have yet another reason to smile. From January 2012, all guests will have access to complimentary unlimited in-room broadband wired and wireless high-speed internet connection in all rooms and public areas within the hotel premises.
Whether for keeping in touch with their family or conducting business away from the office, easy and immediate access to the internet has become a must-have for travelers. Business travelers rank quality, high-speed internet access as one of the must have guest room attributes. By giving complimentary internet access to their guests Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore is going one step further in it's commitment to better serve their customers.
tapping the huge potential of the growing Muslim consumer market, the country's cultural heritage and strategic geographic location, according to Amir Sakic, the head of the regional halaal certification institution - the Agency for Halaal Quality Certification.
The halaal hospitality industry caters to the needs of Muslim families who abide by Sharia rules. The most strict halaal hotels do not serve alcohol or pork; they have prayer facilities and separate swimming pools and spa facilities for men and women.
A new book has been published specifically for the local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to assist in their quest to penetrate the international Halal arena, by offering Halal industry reports, analysis and statistics as well as listing of premium Halal-certified businesses worldwide.
Called The International Halal SME Report Directory 2011/12, the book provides a wealth of information for the local SME such as the need to be as hard working, technology savvy and have strong business alliances to succeed, just as any other businesses within any other industries.
"Halal business is unique for its religious dimension, but it cannot escape the same law of gravity in an economic world that is applicable to all businesses," according to a report entitled 2010: The Prologue of Halal Era, published within the book.
Muslims have contributed to almost every possible industry since the days of the Prophet (Peace be upon Him) - Business, Science, Medicine, Technology - and in the recent years, Finance. The Islamic Finance Industry has revolutionalized the manner in which Muslims bank and invest.
Agency for Halal Quality Certification has organized on August 25th, 2011, ceremony of issuing the first Halal Certificate for services - preparing and serving food in a restaurant and outside restaurant.
Restaurant "Terasa" Ilidža (Sarajevo) is the first halal certified restaurant in BiH and the region of Balkan that has implemented the requirements of Halal standard BAS 1049:2010 and Halal Certification Guide for Service, and its preparation and serving of halal food align to the needs of consumers. The restaurant is categorized in the highest category DIAMOND, implying that all the dishes in the restaurant are halal and prayer room within the restaurant (Masjid) is available.
Knowing the direction for prayers and the prayer times are some of the key needs of the Muslim travelers. With this button, which is now introduced in each of the Crescentrated Hotel's page, Country Guide's page, Airport Guides etc on crescentrating.com, travelers will get the prayer direction and the prayer time for any location with a click of a button.