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Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Becomes Peru's First Muslim-Friendly Hotel to be Accredited by CrescentRating

Dec 2014

Sonesta Hotel El Olivar - a luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the San Isidro district of Lima, recently became the first hotel in Peru to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation by CrescentRating. Sonesta Hotel El Olivar, which has 134 luxurious guest rooms, was awarded a Muslim-friendly rating of five-out of a possible maximum of seven - based on the facilities it provides Muslim guests and its overall Muslim-friendliness.

With a commitment to cater to its Muslim guests, Sonesta Hotel El Olivar offers a wide range of facilities and services. For prayer facilities, guests are offered dedicated prayer areas and as well as prayer mats and prayer timetables. Hotel rooms are marked with prayer directions for guests who prefer to pray in the privacy of their rooms. A list of the mosques located in close proximity to the hotel can be obtained on request, should guests wish to visit a nearby mosque.

Muslim guests will find a number of Halal dining options at Sonesta Hotel El Olivar – including a wide range of authentic Peruvian cuisine, which is Halal certified by “Halal Peru”. Room service menus also offer Halal options. If required, the hotel is also capable of arranging Halal banquets for guests – which is ideal for group reservations. Iftar and Suhoor facilities are available for Muslim guests who travel during Ramadhan.

Other facilities for Muslim guests include a swimming pool with separate times for males and females. Sonesta Hotel El Olivar also offers a fully-equipped fitness centre, on-site gift and souvenir shops and extensive meeting facilities that are capable of accommodating as many as 300 people.

Sonesta Hotel El Olivar is located across Lima's historic Olive Grove Park and is just minutes away from several prominent sites in the city. The district of San Isidro is famed for its upscale residences, businesses, shopping complexes and parks, making it an excellent destination for leisure travellers and business travellers alike.

“We wanted to know more about Muslim travelers, their needs and what they expect from the hotels they visit. We then reached out to CrescentRating for their rating because we wanted the Muslim world to know that Peru could now boast Latin America’s first 5-Star Hotel with Halal-Friendly rating”. Said Carlos Reyes, Corporate Director of Sonesta Hotel El Olivar.

“We are proud to welcome Sonesta Hotel ElOlivar as a member of CrescentRated Hotels. Sonesta Hotel El Olivar is the first hotel not just in Peru, but in South America to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation by us and we are delighted that more hotels around the world are seeking to cater to the growing number of Muslim travellers.”said Fazal Bahardeen - the CEO of Crescentrating.

For more information, a full list of facilities and services offered by Sonesta Hotel El Olivar is available on www.crescentrating.com

About Sonesta Hotel El Olivar

Opened to the public in 1998, Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Lima is a 5-star family-friendly hotel located in the San Isidro district of Lima – the vibrant capital of Peru. The hotel offers 134 luxury accommodation options for guests as well as a wealth of facilities including twelve meeting rooms, on-site gift shops, sports and fitness facilities and wireless internet access. Sonesta Hotel El Olivar is a property owned by the Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. Sonesta Hotels own over 55 properties located in several countries across the globe - USA, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Panama, Peru and the Caribbean. Sonesta Hotels boast over 75 years of experience in the hospitality industry and strives to offer guests a unique travel experience that reflects the culture of the destination.


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