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142008 24 Sep 2018

Banana Island Resort Receives ISO 22000:2005 Certification

The certification reflects the resort’s commitment to the implementation of all international standards for food safety

Banana Island Resort, the first luxury brand resort of its kind in Qatar, has received the distinguished ISO 22000:2005 for food safety management system, making it first among the Minor Hotels (Owner of Anantara Brand the operators of the Banana Island Resort) to get this international certification.

The certification is a testimony of the Resort’s commitment in complying and ensuring guests’ safety, as food safety and elevated customer service has always been a priority for Banana Island Resort. This award demonstrates the resort’s robust food safety management system which ensures the team to deliver guaranteed customer satisfaction.

The ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.

To be awarded this certification, all food related steps from the manufacturing, to storage and distribution are monitored and analyzed to ensure they are free of microbiological, physical and chemical hazards. This certificate is highly regarded within the hotel and the food industries and is recognized by Bureau Veritas, the world leader in the field of inspection and verification of certificates.

Mr. Thomas Fehlbier, Area General Manager - Qatar of Minor Hotels Group, owner of Anantara brand the operator of the Banana Island Resort received the awarded ISO certificate during an event held at the resort in the presence of representatives of the International Certification Authority alongside members and the staff of the resort.

Speaking of their new global certification, Mr. Fehlbier said: “We are delighted to receive this certificate, especially that we are the first to get this prestigious accreditation among the Minor hotels family. This certificate reflects our efforts and commitment to adhere to the highest standards of hygiene and food safety in order to safeguard the health of our guests and visitors. At the core of the philosophy of Banana Island Resort, this comes at the top priority to abide by the highest standards in hospitality and we are honored to have reached one milestone.”

About Anantara
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travelers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.
From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travelers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 35 stunning hotel and properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Portugal, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East, Africa and South America. The brand’s premier vacation ownership programme, Anantara Vacation Club, extends the opportunity to own a share in the Anantara experience with a portfolio of 8 luxurious Club Resorts as well as travel privileges at partner resorts and hotels worldwide.
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About Al Rayyan Project Management
Al Rayyan Project Management (ARPM) is a Qatar-based project development company that provides consultancy, development, and management services for projects that are of special interest, both locally and internationally. The project highlights modern design concept and innovation with preservation of the country’s heritage. Such projects range from rebuilding of existing properties to completely new luxury hotel and resort and other leisure destination.
The company has established its credentials by developing Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli a collection of nine luxury boutique hotels located in the country's iconic cultural landmark, the ancient Souq Waqif, now a popular tourist attraction in Qatar.  This in addition, is Al Diyafa Hotel Suites a seven storey sophisticated full serviced hotel apartment complex which offers ideal living in the heart of Doha.
Al Rayyan Project Management developed the idyllic Banana Island Resort by Anantara off Doha’s waterfront look set to align Al Rayyan Project Management’s vision to create the finest resorts. In a prime location in central Doha situated within a lushly landscaped 33 acre site.
Al Rayyan Project Management will expand its hospitality portfolio with the launch of a range of exciting new projects, soon to open Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli, Al Najada Hotel by Tivoli and Al Najada Hotel Apartments by Oaks. These impressive properties are developed on traditional values, yet are contemporary, innovative and engaging, with the aim to encourage visitors to relax and enjoy all the activities and features available in their stunning locations and luxurious surroundings.