Establish a Hotel in Russia

Establish a Hotel in Russia

Updated on Saturday 15th December 2018

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Establish-a-hotel-in-Russia.jpgCities like Moscow and Saint Petersburg are preferred by foreign tourists visiting Russia. However, these are not the only cities attracting the interests of foreign citizens, as many of them come to Russia for business purposes. And speaking of visiting, no matter the reason, setting up a company in the hospitality industry can be a very good idea given how large Russia is and its history which has created many sightseeing places.

Foreign investors who want to open a hotel in Russia can do so without any restrictions, however they must comply with the local regulations. Our lawyers in Russia can offer information on the legislation related to setting up a hotel here.

How to register a hotel business in Russia

The Commercial Law provides for various types of companies which can be registered in Russia. These entities can also be used to register an accommodation business, such as a hotel. One must only prepare the documents related to the company registration procedure and file them with the Trade Registrar.

Once the Russian hotel business is set up an important fact to decide is whether the owner will buy a building which was created to serve as a hotel or build the accommodation unit him or herself. In the latter situation, a construction permit will be required together with respecting certain regulations related to the construction site.

Our law firm in Russia can offer detailed information on the construction legislation which also covers the building of spaces destined for commercial purposes.

Classification of hotels in Russia

It should be noted that compared to European countries, Russia has a different classification system for hotels. European investors who want to register a company in Russia and operate it as a hotel must first take into account the classification requirements imposed to accommodation establishments.

There are 6 types of hotels one can register in Russia:

  • -          luxury hotels;
  • -          deluxe hotels;
  • -          superior hotels;
  • -          standard hotels;
  • -          tourist class hotels;
  • -          budget hotels.

Each type of Russian hotel must offer certain facilities to its customers.

If you want to establish a hotel in Russia and need assistance, please feel free to contact us. Our Russian lawyers can also assist with the company registration procedure.