HotelStars Union (HSU) reaches next level

hotelstarsThe success story of the Hotelstars Union (HSU), a platform of member countries striving for a harmonised hotel star rating, has taken another consistent step. On 25 March 2021, almost 12 years after its foundation, HSU was transformed into an international non-profit organisation under Belgian law (AISBL) with its statutory seat in Brussels. The aim of this platform is to harmonise the criteria for hotel classification and to act together.

What started as a joint initiative of the countries Austria, Germany and Switzerland led to the formal founding of the Hotelstars Union in 2009 by the hotel associations from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland under the patronage of HOTREC Hospitality Europe. The initiative quickly gained momentum and underwent extensive expansion with the accession of Estonia (2010), Latvia (2010), Lithuania (2010), Luxembourg (2011), Malta (2012), Belgium (2013), Denmark (2013), Greece (2013), Liechtenstein (2015), Slovenia (2017) and Azerbaijan (2020).

On 31 May 2021, Georgia was granted associate member status and Romania and Ukraine observer status. The HSU members warmly welcomed both countries and assured all support in the implementation of the HSU system.

France, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Spain remain observers, as national circumstances currently prevent full membership.

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08 Nov
08/11/2022    
All Day
Next meeting of the PTD expert group on 8/11: agenda available: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/draft-Agenda-8-Nov-2022.pdf
Informal meeting with Airlines4Europe - Possible impact of Fit for 55 on airline pricing and travel
08/11/2022    
09:45 - 11:15
Main outcome of the meeting available (summary + PowerPoint from Airlines4Europe)
14 Nov
14/11/2022 - 16/11/2022    
00:00
On 14-16 November 2022, the Czech presidency of the EU Council will organise the European Tourism Forum.
Webinar on Practical solutions to food waste monitoring in hospitality
17/11/2022    
10:30 - 11:30
Webinar - 17 November, 10.30-11.30 CET
Preparatory meeting SSD plenary + Update on Social Affairs
21/11/2022    
10:00 - 11:30
On 21 November 2022, HOTREC will organise its Sectoral Social Dialogue preparatory meeting + update on Social Affairs (policy and legislative files). The meeting will [...]
22 Nov
22/11/2022    
11:30 - 14:00
HOTREC has shared consolidated comments on ISO Restaurant Vocabulary Project (WD16520) now accessible and will attend the 22 November meeting. 
24 Nov
24/11/2022    
11:00 - 12:30
Slides and recording are available online. Other documents will be shared next week.
24 Nov
24/11/2022    
15:00 - 16:30
New meeting - all HOTREC members are welcome to attend - 24 November 2022
Sectoral Social Dialogue Plenary meeting
25/11/2022    
10:00 - 16:00
HOTREC-EFFAT Work Programme 2023-2024
28 Nov
28/11/2022    
15:00 - 17:00
Stanhope Hotel Brussels by Thon Hotels List of Participants Draft Agenda for ExCom meeting on 28 November 2022 PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 16:30, THE PRESIDENT-ELECT, [...]
European Hospitality Day - Event at European Parliament
29/11/2022    
08:30 - 14:30
HOTREC is organising meetings and exchanges for HOTREC members at the European Parliament on Tuesday 29 November 2022 in Brussels.
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14 Nov
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28 Nov