Hotel stars in europe
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HOTREC
WHAT DO HOTEL STARS MEAN IN EUROPE?
THE BIRTH OF A COMMON EUROPEAN HOTEL CLASSIFICATION
Since 2004, HOTREC and its associations have been working on bringing the hotel classification systems in the various European countries closer to one another. In 2009, 7 members committed to apply almost identical criteria for their hotel classification and created the Hotelstars Union under the patronage of HOTREC. Since its creation, 10 additional European countries joined the initiative. Today Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland are Members of the star family.
THE FIRST ADJUSTMENT OF THE SYSTEM
During 2013 and 2014, the Hotel stars Union Members developed the first common revision of the criteria catalogue.
As a result of negotiations, the following criteria for hotel classification shall gain more weight from 2015 in the around 30.000 classified hotels in the participating countries:
- Better sleeping comfort,
- Better online visibility provided by hotels websites,
- Better telecommunication opportunities also in lower category hotels,
- Better food and beverages availability in all types of hotels.