Hotel are being checked for compliance with the requirements for the classification of the declared category (number of stars) in Saint Petersburg. This checking is carried out in preparation for the World Cup 2018. To obtain an application from the FIFA World Cup Accommodation Office for servicing the championship need to know to which category hotel is suitable. Not authenticated Hotels will not be admitted to the service of the championship. Checking performs the Federal Antimonopoly Service.
There is no common system of hotels classification In the world. Hotels with the same "Stars" in the different countries may offer different living conditions. Many hotels do not consider it necessary for themselves to identify themselves in any category. Large international hotel chains have their own service standards.
In Russia, classification system is regulated by the order of the Ministry of Culture of Russia from 07/19/2013. If a hotel claims suggesting the service of any of the categories, it shall confirm this agreement. If a hotel does not provide the necessary information to Antimonopoly Service, then it can be punished by a fine from 50 to 500 thousand rubles.
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