100% of Qatari hotels are now certified for highest standards of hygiene

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has given the “Qatar Clean” certificate to complete hotels licensed under QNTC, marking a milestone in its Qatar Clean program. 

The Qatar Clean program, launched by QNTC in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in 2020, aims to ensure the highest standards in hygiene and cleanliness, with rigorous procedures in place to ensure the safety of customers. 

QNTC’s Secretary-General, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker and its chief operating officer (COO), Berthold Trenkel, marked the anniversary with a visit to the W Doha, which was the first hotel to be certified Qatar Clean. 

With 100 percent of hotels now fully certified, the program is now being expanded to restaurants and it is expected to be rolled out to other sectors in the country including transport, retail and culture.

His Excellency Akbar Al Baker
His Excellency Akbar Al Baker
CEO – Qatar Airways Group
Secretary-General – QNTC

“100 percent of QNTC-licensed hotels have now been certified Qatar Clean, and the program illustrates how together we are with our stakeholders and therefore have been able to innovate and adapt to the challenges of the past year. Qatar Clean is a key component of our proposition, those in Qatar can enjoy our award-winning hospitality and world-class offerings with their safety assured, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from both near and far.”

As Qatar begins to ease restrictions, Qatar Clean-certified hotels and restaurants can operate at limited capacity and serve fully vaccinated individuals. And with visitors from the GCC now able to enter Qatar, both visitors and residents can rest assured that the highest standards of health and hygiene are being maintained at Qatar Clean certified venues. 

Residents and visitors can enjoy Qatar’s award-winning hospitality, assured that the Qatar Clean program provides safeguards in line with global health and safety standards. 

Joint committees from QNTC and MOPH continue to inspect hotels and their facilities to ensure program standards are being applied and adhered to, with penalties imposed for non-compliance.

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