Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel, Singapore, has received a Halal certification from the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore for its halal kitchen that serves two restaurants. Feast@East Buffet Restaurant and breez bistro.bar now provide halal food from their a-la-carte menus to cater for the needs of Muslim travellers.
Halal food served in the hotel comes from certified suppliers and in order to prevent cross-contamination during storage and preparation, a team of staff has to be specially trained to handle halal food.
The kitchen’s halal options include traditional laksa and nasi goreng. Halal food can also be ordered for social events, business meetings, Malay weddings and solemnisations. An in-room halal menu is also available.
According to the Singapore Tourism Board’s visitor statistics from January to May in 2012, arrivals from many Middle East countries have recorded double-digit year-on-year growth, including Brunei Darussalam (up 16.9 per cent), Indonesia (up 14.5 per cent), Malaysia (up 11.0 per cent), Saudi Arabia (up 15.3 per cent) and United Arab Emirates (up 15.4 per cent). That may have resulted in hotels taking steps to make sure that Muslim travellers’ specific needs are cared for.
For more information, visit www.grandmercureroxy.com.sg.