Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka Debuts Certified Halal Menu

Accreditation from The Kyoto Council for Sharia and Halal Affairs, Japan marks the first for hotels in Osaka

Accreditation from The Kyoto Council for Sharia and Halal Affairs, Japan marks the first for hotels in Osaka

Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka announced that Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka will offer Halal breakfast menus that have been specially designed to meet the needs of Muslim travelers, September 2nd, 2014. Served at eu, the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant and lounge, the new menu options include papadum (thin crisp seasoned dough popularized in India), rice flakes and couscous. This marks the first time that The Kyoto Council for Sharia and Halal Affairs, Japan has issued accreditation to a hotel in Osaka, as well as the first time that it has certified a buffet-style menu as “Muslim Friendly”.

“We are very pleased to offer Muslim friendly menus at our signature restaurant, reflecting the Sheraton brand’s thoughtful amenities, exceptional service that focus even on the little things that make our guests feel at home on the road,” said Akimasa Yoneda, General Manager, Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka. “We will continue to deliver the best experiences to our international guests through such personalized programs, catering to their diverse tastes and preferences.

The Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka already possesses the capacity to serve Muslim guests, with Muslim friendly managers assigned to the hotel’s various divisions, and systems established to ensure that guests enjoy comfort and peace of mind throughout their stay. Halal Japanese Bento Box meals are also served at its Japanese restaurant “Uemachi” for lunch and dinner menu.

Each new individual menu item that has been approved as a “Halal Menu”, following assessment by The Kyoto Council for Sharia and Halal Affairs, Japan, does not use pork, pork derivatives or condiments containing alcohol. Also, all non-pork meat has been prepared and served in accordance with Halal standards. For example, dishes on the Muslim friendly menu are cooked in a dedicated kitchen space, ensuring that preparation processes remain strictly separate from other menu items. Also, one section of the breakfast buffet is reserved as a “Halal corner,” with disposable plates, cups and cutlery made available for Muslim diners.

Situated away from the bustle of the city, while still in downtown Osaka, Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka exemplifies the comfort and convenience synonymous with Sheraton as the world’s gathering place . The hotel’s 398 elegant and spacious guest rooms feature city views and a wide range of amenities, including diverse dining choices that help guests enjoy a pleasant stay.

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