Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

Vodafone warns it could move HQ out of UK

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

French people against a 'Frexit' referendum

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Turkish Airport Blasts

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

France slammed for support of ex-Chad dictator Hissene Habre

Read more

THE DEBATE

The big breakup: The EU after Brexit

Read more

FOCUS

France struggling to recruit prison imams

Read more

ENCORE!

Brazil’s contemporary art star Vik Muniz comes to Paris

Read more

FASHION

Men's fashion for summer 2017, part 1

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Metronomy, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg and Jazz

Read more

Culture

French hotels to apply for coveted fifth star

Latest update : 2008-12-18

French hotels could soon join the elite five-star ranking, the country's tourism department said. The current highest category is currently limited to four-star luxury.

AFP - France's top hotels, whose highest category is currently limited to four-star luxury, can next month apply for the coveted five-star rating, officials said Wednesday.

"The categories haven't changed in 22 years," Tourism Minister Herve Novelli told reporters. "Hotel classification in the world's top tourist destination can no longer suffer from the lack of comparison with its main competitors."

The future classification will go from one star to five star, with the zero star category being eliminated.

The government is also considering a five-star premium rating for some of the country's internationally renowned luxury hotels in Paris or the French Riviera, said the minister.

Date created : 2008-12-17

COMMENT(S)