"We are extremely proud to be the first hotel in the Marina Bay/Suntec areas to have a Halal-certified restaurant. We recognized the importance of providing services and facilities that meet the needs of our Muslim and Halal-conscious guests. Being presented with the Halal certification, along with the Crescentrating of 5, these have reaffirmed our commitment to continue to do so" said Mr. Kurt O. Wehinger, General Manager, Marina Mandarin Singapore.
The Singapore-based "Crescentrating" is a rating system that focuses on the Halal-friendly travel market segment worldwide. Establishments are Crescentrated on a scale of one to seven based on the services and facilities they provide to Muslim travelers.
Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of Crescentrating, had similar thoughts: "Marina Mandarin has been a Crescentrated establishment for almost two years now and we are proud to upgrade their hotel from a Crescentrating of 3 to 5. Providing Halal meals will increase the hotel's appeal drastically to Muslim travelers who are visiting Singapore."
The Halal Certification for divisions of the AquaMarine's food stations and kitchen comes in at a great time; with Ramadhan around the corner, the AquaMarine will be able to cater to their Muslim guests and have already prepared a food promotion for Ifthar. In celebration of AquaMarine's Halal certification for its food stations, they have flown in guest Chefs from Indonesia to present authentic Indonesian cuisine from July 31st to August 29th. As for the rest of the year, their promotions include the South East Asia Buffet (October 17th to November 20th) and the F1 Buffet Theme Dinner from September 16th to September 25th.