Generally transition to “Hotelstars Union” new criteria for 2015-2020 was realized in 2015. 7 new applicants were included in the “Hotelstars Union” system. Distribution of “Hotelstars Union” metal plaques was continued.
136 hotels were recertified according to the new criteria. At the end of 2015 there were 143 hotels classified according to Hotelstars criteria in Latvia. Most of the certified hotels are 3 and 4 stars hotels. There is a growing number of applications for 3,4 and 5 star superior categories.
Two meetings of the Certification Commission of the Hotels & Restaurants Centre were held in 2016 with the following results:
Royal Casino SPA & Hotel Resort
Pullman Riga Old Town in Riga
Jonathan SPA Estate in Vidzeme region
Bellevue Park Hotel Riga
Villa St. Maria in Jūrmala
HomeLike Hotel garni in Daugavpils
superior – IBIS Riga Centre
Online Hotel KluBerg garni in Riga
Viona in Bauska
Currently, there are the trends towards hotel classification in higher categories, as well as applications by apartments and historical hotels to be classified. The geography of classified hotels shows more “Hotelstars Union” hotels in Latvia regions.