Dubai: City Seasons Muscat hotel has recently achieved the re-certification for ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System and deemed the only hotel properties in Oman to have received this prestigious recognition again for a second consecutive year. In January 2015, the hotel already had in place a control system on food safety and obtained the ISO certificate. The audits were performed by Bureau Veritas Oman SAS-UK Branch, the world's leading auditing and certification body.
This certificate was awarded by Mr. John D Rosario, Country Certification Manager Bureau Veritas Oman, Regional Technical Manager-Middle East Region. The award ceremony was held at City Seasons Muscat, Oman was attended by Mr. George Demitry, Group General Manager of City seasons Group of Hotels, Mr. George Mathew City Seasons Group Director of Finance, and all Departments Heads, staffs and members of the media.
ISO 22000 certification provides a complete Food Safety Management System that can be applied to organizations in the global food supply chain. ISO 22000 integrates the principles of the HACCP system and application steps developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission of the World Health Organization. The aim of Food Safety System Implementation at City Seasons Muscat is to introduce a robust and effective culture including processing and handling as well as storage and serving of food in all service areas
‘The vision at City Seasons Hotels is to move forward in all areas where guest safety and comfort are our first priority. ISO 22000 system being designed to measure and improve the effectiveness of food safety performance in line with the legislative requirements, it was a normal decision for us to move forward into that direction with the aim to carry out a similar exercise in all other properties of the chain,” George Demitry added.
The Food Safety Team, chosen among hotel employees, is meticulously trained and strives to improve Standards of Hygiene and Sanitation, HACCP Plan, Safe food processing, Food handling practices as well as the implementation of Food Safety Program across the hotel.
“We are really proud of this achievement, said Michael Sursock, General Manager at City Seasons Muscat. Since early days, our hotel has been a leader of change whereby implementation of any new system or procedure was done with the guest satisfaction in mind”.
I would like to thank our HACCP Team members from the City Seasons FSMS, the entire operation team and all food handlers for their hard work, continual adherence to the requirements and effective documentation for obtaining this outstanding achievement,” Ms. Bincy Lee, Food Safety Hygiene Manager at City Seasons Muscat said in conveying her sincere appreciation.
This adds to the respectful number of certifications received by the hotel in recent months of which “Best Family Hotel in Muscat’ and “Best Business Hotel” as well as the International Luxury Awards title.
About City Seasons Muscat Hotel
Centrally located on Sultan Qaboos street, City Seasons Hotel is a landmark in Muscat and one of the favourite addresses for family holidays or business trips. It a walking distance from the beautiful shore and minutes away by car from Mutrah Souk, The Opera House as well as major places of interest and tourist sites. This 4-start hotel boasts 334 rooms, 23 suites and a club floor with dedicated executive lounge. Banquet and meeting facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment and attentive service can accommodate up to 400 guests. The Hotel has 65 fully equipped and serviced apartments, perfect for families with young children; these units are available in one or two bedrooms and can fit families for up to 6 members.
About City Seasons Group of Hotels
Established in UAE in 2005, City Seasons currently owns and operates five 4-star properties in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Muscat, with one 5-star hotel, Royal Rose Abu Dhabi. Further expansions abroad are underway to double the portfolio of the group by 2020.
Highly committed to customer service and attention to detail, City Seasons Hotels have already built a strong reputation amongst international travelers and mainly visitors from GCC countries who enjoy the family atmosphere of the Hotels and Suites as well as their prime location in the heart of the city.
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