The Liechtenstein Hotel and Gastronomy Association (LHGV) has classified the countrys leading operations with stars in accordance with European standards.
Around half of the accommodation facilities in Liechtenstein that qualify for classification have now been graded, according to a press release. Top of these fifteen businesses is Hotel Sonnenhof in Vaduz, which has been classified four-star superior. The new classifications come following Liechtensteins membership of The Umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes in Europe (Hotrec) and the Hotelstars Union (HSU) in November 2015. Liechtensteins hotels have been classified according to HSU criteria. The organisation ensures that European hotels receive harmonised classification, while the LHGV works with the government and the Verband Gastronomie to implement hotel classifications, writes the press release. New certification is only awarded approximately every three years, which means the latest stars will be valid until 2018.
The LHGV hopes that Liechtensteins hotel industry and its guests will benefit in equal measure from this professionalisation. Facilitating consistent comparisons, it should also help identify comparable offers. Some 16 countries use a classification process based on the Hotrec principles. An agreement was recently reached with online platforms including TripAdvisor to categorise hotels according to official criteria, adds the press release.