11 Estonian accommodation establishments have joined the common European grading system Hotelstars Union that was created three years ago and the Estonian Hotels and Restaurants' Union (EHRU) hopes to double that number by the end of the year and thus, increase the level of the whole sector, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The union's CEO Raigo Triik said that the point of the Hotelstars system is to make it easier to compare accommodation establishments and make one's choice.
Triik said that the system has started out well in Estonia. "We have this year issued already six gratings and work on seven more is starting. By the end of the year, there should be 20 accommodation establishments with Hotelstars grades in Estonia," he said. "In winter we forecast that by the end of the year, there could be ten hotels evaluated according to the Hotelstars system, now we dare to expect for two times more."
This year, five starts have been issued according to the Hotelstars system to Pädaste Manor and Hotel Telegraaf. Earlier, Hotel Schlössle has received five stars. Savoy Boutique Hotel is also applying for 5 stars.