Cultural difference or refusal of alignment, France is one of the only countries in the world not to have classification of hotels in five star or "Five Star" for English, but the delay in filing will soon be filled hotel by reforming nearby.
Indeed institutions hitherto known French luxury palaces will give a fifth star to adapt to market changes and international competition, because the difference in the ranking system could cause misunderstanding among tourists on holiday us.
So soon the end of this "French exception" that limits the highest ranking hotel to "4-star luxury" and then provides the name palace.
The main reason for this reform, long sought by hoteliers, is that it will make it clearer for foreign tourists supply the hotels in France, luxury holiday regulars and who usually reside in the 5 stars hotels around the world, whether in New York, Singapore or Bangkok.
Because with the globalization of supply in France can no longer afford to be an exception to the risk of losing market share, especially that emerging in Africa and Asia offer more and more five star hotels directly compete for example with the south of France, as these countries are also flooded with sun throughout the year, and prices are generally lower.
The influx of Russian tourists in France, Mexico, Brazil or China raises new demands from among other organizers who were beginning to tire of explaining to customers why there were no 5 star hotels in France This could also push some tourists.
The establishment of the 5th star will thus enable the French hotel industry to be in step with the rest of the world rankings since the current hotel dating from 1986, which saw the stars awarded by the Board on the basis of standards Quantitative such as area and equipment room did not consider the quality of care or cleanliness of premises which are among the most important details for the clients of luxury hotels.
In this new classification of hotels in France so there are more hotels without stars but they all have at least one star as soon as they receive the hotel, and the most luxurious five star hotels will be.
It was time for the hotel French to adapt as new players will soon break into the circle of palaces that defy any classification, as the Shangri-La and Mandarin Oriental (Hong Kong) which soon will open their doors Paris.
The Park Hyatt Vendome place will however be renovated and will offer more than 11000 euros a night, as the Ritz and the Hotel Le Royal Monceau will open again after renovation under way at the end of 2009 .
The adoption of the fifth star in the French classification of hotels is a very good reform that may allow France to see even more tourists arrive luxury feared might be far to visit this beautiful country who do not have 5 stars hotels.