by Ismail Al Hammadi
Al Ruwad Real Estate

by Ali Nehme
Publicis Media Middle East


Emaar Hospitality Group: The world’s safest hotel chain?

January 3, 2017 1:37 pm

Business bay of Dubai, UAE. (Image: Alamy)

* Emaar Hospitality Group becomes first hotel chain to win ISO 28000: 2007 certification

* Framework evaluates security as a core business function and integrates security prerogatives across all activities

* Certification covers all hotels and serviced residences under Emaar brands as well as leisure assets of Emaar Hospitality Group


Emaar Hospitality Group has won the ISO 28000: 2007 certification from British Standards Institute (BSI) for its Security Management System, the first hotel chain in the world to win such an accolade.

The certification, valid for three years, was granted following an intense review of the security supply chain management system, which shed light on the group’s competencies and readiness in implementing appropriate controls to manage potential tangible and intangible security threats.


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Supporting expansion

The framework evaluates security as a core business function and integrates security prerogatives across all activities, and consequently positions Emaar Hospitality Group to integrate and seamlessly manage Information Security, Health & Safety and Business Continuity across all its operations. It also supports the Group in our expansion plans to new geographies as it creates a robust framework to put in Security Management Systems with efficiency and reliability.

“It [the certification] demonstrates our ability to optimise operational & capital expenditure, and manpower management, contributing to our strong financial fundamentals and our commitment to deliver superior guest experiences. We are committed to ensuring that our supply chain is secure, resilient and well-managed at all touch-points, and will continue to build on this prestigious citation,” Chris Newman, Chief Operating Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said in a statement.


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Emaar Hospitality Group has defined its credentials in the hotel industry with its three hotel brands, each with a distinct niche – The Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts and Rove Hotels. The certification covers all hotels and serviced residences under these brands as well as the leisure assets of Emaar Hospitality Group including Arabian Ranches Golf Club and Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.


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