Halal friendly Crescent rating for Club Dolphin
Club Hotel Dolphin, Waikkal managed by Serendib Leisure Management
Ltd was granted the Halal-friendly ‘3 Crescent’ rating recently for
Halal friendliness by the Singaporean based company Crescentrating, the
global leader in facilitating Halal friendly travel.
Club Hotel Dolphin, Waikkal
Crescent rating is a rating system established to provide confidence
and a peace of mind to the Muslim travellers by providing information on
prayer direction and times to fulfilling Halal food requirements and
services during Ramadan.
Daniel Ludwig, General Manger of the hotel commented: “We are elated
to receive this certification at a time when Sri Lanka tourism is
experiencing rapid growth and the destination is increasingly attracting
tourists from new and emerging markets. We have been witnessing a
greater influx of Muslim travellers from the Middle East region in
This particular market segment accounts for a USD $90 billion market
globally with growth projections of US$150-$200 billion a year within
the next 10 years. Armed with the Crescent Rating, we can now leverage
on our Halal friendly services to attract larger numbers of Muslim
travellers. The Serendib Leisure hotel group is constantly seeking to
add value to its product offering and this rating is one step closer to
fulfilling the specialized needs of travellers.”
The advantage of gaining this certification is that the rating
company promotes all Crescent rated hotels on its website and other
portals, enabling Halal-conscious travellers to browse through the
listing. The company hosts a high social media presence, which is
increasingly influencing global travel trends. Moreover, the rating
company website also features special promotions and press releases by
the rated hotels.
Club Hotel Dolphin, Avani Bentota Resort and Spa, Avani Kalutara
Resort Hotel Sigiriya are part of the four properties managed by
Serendib Leisure Management Ltd, a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings Plc.