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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

First Malaysia's Syariah Compliant Hotel - IQS 2

De Palma Group of Hotels

De Palma hotel, Ampang is one of the hotels that comply with the Islamic concept. De Palma Group hotel is wholly owned by the Selangor State development Corporation and it is managed by Biztel Sdn Bhd. Currently there are 5 outlets of De Palma hotel which are located in several cities such as Ampang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Sepang and Kuching. De Palma Ampang is chosen because it is the first hotel to offer services that conform to Shariah principles. This hotel was launched in 1996 and located at Ampang, Selangor. It is close to Kuala Lumpur which is the capital city of Malaysia. 
De Palma hotel Ampang has 204 rooms and suites equipped and decorated with modern features. It also has Islamic floor on level 6, businesses flooe on level 7,8,9,10,11. Besides, it also offers 5 types of rooms include Superior, Business, Junior, Suite and Executive Suite. Then the Islamic floor at level 6, has spesific Islamic room type that has been open service since 2010. On April 2011, the Halal Journal Award 2011 awarded the recognition to the hotel as "The pioneer Hotel in Shariah Compliant"

Recognising the needs of Muslim travelers who has difficulty in obtaining hotels to suit their lifestyles, De Palma Group of Hotels has embarked to be the first Syariah compliant hotel offering services that has been long overdue.

The hotels feature large prayer rooms with a full time Imam to lead all prayers including Friday prayers (licensed was granted to De Palma Hotel Ampang) with a congregation of 1800 - 2000 people weekly. 

All Muslim female staff wear Muslim attire covering the aurat, various religious teachings are offered in the hotel's musolla.

Special floors dedicated for Muslim guests only is also available. This novel and innovative move has benefited the hotel's profile with increased recognition and business opportunities.

The elements of Muslim-friendly services provied and implemented in De Palma hotel Ampang. As it is shown this hotel is currently implementing Syariah compliant features in their services and facilities. The hotel was recognized as Shariah compliant hotel in Malaysian hotel industry. The existence  of Shariah compliant environment and Muslim-friendly services offer in the hotel therefore would cater the needs of Muslim travelers in Malaysia and this will further stipulates the tourism industry of the country

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