More than 30% of Rostov Region hotels have passed the compulsory classification procedure, Interfax reports, citing the region’s Economic Development Minister Maksim Papushenko.
All the hotels in the region are required by federal law to have passed the classification by 1 July 2016. "Ninety two of the region’s 278 hotels have completed the classification procedure and obtained a certificate of category award. That’s more than 1/3 of the lot,” Papushenko told Interfax. “Another 130 are in the middle of the process. That makes the total number of hotels, or “collective hospitality facilities,” involved in the classification process 222, or 80% of all hotels. The pace of progress is in conformity with the schedule approved by the federal government.”
The number of hotel rooms required for the accommodation of the client groups and fans was determined in 2015, following the firming-up of the calendar plan of FIFA World Cup 2018 and FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, whereby Rostov is to host five games at its Rostov Arena. The Rostov Region is expected to make 6,477 hotel rooms available. 4,000 rooms are for the fans, while the rest will be reserved for the football teams, tournament partners and sponsors, and accredited media staff.