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What is the difference between five star and three star hotels n who is the authority to certify the hotel is five star or three star etc.,

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Asked by bhaskar erram, 28 May '10 08:35 am
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The difference between the various classification of star hotels in India is on the basis of various parameters which have been laid down by the Dept of tourism. The authority which certifies this is a Classification Committee. This committee is comprised of representatives from the Hotel Associations, Dept of tourism and other eminent persons like Principles of Colleges of Hotel Management
Answered by Vikram, 28 May '10 09:49 am

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There is so far no international classification which has been adopted.
Standards of hotel classification
Food services, entertainment, view, room variations such as size and additional amenities, spas and fitness centers, ease of access and location may be considered in establishing a standard.

The HOTREC (Hotels, Restaurants & Cafs in Europe) is a umbrella organization for 39 associations from 24 European countries. On the conference in Bergen 2004 the partners sketched a hotel classification system in order to harmonize the national standards. In 2007 the HOTREC launched the European Hospitality Quality scheme (EHQ) which has since accredited the existing national inspection bodies for hotel rating.

World Hotel Rating (WHR) project, which notably aims to set international classification standards and rating criteria along the lines of a world star-rating system. It will also establish an information platform on the hotel industry which will be multilingual and multicultural. ...more
Answered by vilas manohar deshpande, 28 May '10 08:49 am

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