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  • DescriptionsDescriptions

    The Business Liaison Group (BLG) for hotels is a formal forum for hotel owners, operators or their representatives to exchange views with government representatives on licensing and regulatory matters. In addition to the Hotel Licence, an operator may also need to apply for licences for restaurant, swimming pool, massage establishment, etc. in providing a range of services to hotel guests. BLG members are welcome to suggest agenda items on licensing and regulatory matters affecting the trade.

  • Government RepresentativesGovernment Representatives

    Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Buildings Department, Home Affairs Department, Fire Services Department, and Efficiency Office.

  • Notes of MeetingNotes of Meeting / Trade’s Views

    Trade’s views are collected through various channels, including BLG meetings, online forms, e-mails and phone calls.  The relevant meeting notes, summaries of trade’s views and the Government’s responses are tabulated below –

     

    Meeting /

    Trade’s views

    Date / Period Document
      Jan - Jun 2022

    Summary of trade's views and Government's responses Summary of trade's views and Government's responses

      Jul – Dec 2021

    No trade's views were raised through this BLG

    26 24 Oct 2019

    26th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1: 《2018年旅館業(修訂)條例草案》簡介 (Chinese version only) Annex 1 (Chinese version only)

    Annex 2: 《旅館業條例》及牌照申請 (Chinese version only) Annex 2 (Chinese version only)

    Annex 3: 豁免旅館牌照費用 (Chinese version only) Annex 3 (Chinese version only)

    Annex 4: New facilitation arrangement  by product certification on the approval of fusible link for hotel licence applications   Annex 4

    25 22 Oct 2018

    25th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1: Conditions for the applications for Places of Public Entertainment Licence for activities held within the hotel premises Annex 1

    Annex 2: Measures to streamline the application for alterations/additions of works to food business premises  Annex 2

    Annex 3: Measures to facilitate timely processing of applications for water supply Annex 3

    Annex 4: Prohibition on the sale / supply of intoxicating liquor to minors in the course of business Annex 4

    24 16 Aug 2017

    24th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1: Introductory guide on greening in buildings Annex 1

    Annex 2: Processing transfer application without the current licensee’s consent Annex 2

    Annex 3: Review of Fees and Improvement Measures on Liquor Licensing Annex 3

    23 12 Dec 2016

    23rd meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 - Regulatory Control on Disposal of Waste Cooking Oils from Licensed Food Premises in Hotels Annex 1

    Annex 2 - Reserve Licensee Scheme Annex 2

    22 29 Jun 2016

    22th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 - Proposed Mandatory Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme Annex 1

    Annex 2 - Implementation of revised Building Energy Code and Energy Audit Code Annex 2

    Annex 3 - Improving business-friendliness in electronic submission of liquor licence applications Annex 3

    21 2 Feb 2016

    20th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 Annex 1

    Annex 2 Annex 2

    Annex 3 Annex 3

    20 31 Aug 2015

    20th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 Annex 1

    Annex 2 Annex 2

    Annex 3 Annex 3

    Annex 4 Annex 4

    Annex 5 Annex 5

    19 10 Apr 2015

    19th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1  Annex 1 (Chinese version only)

    Annex 2 Annex 2 (Chinese version only)

    Annex 3  Annex 3

    18 23 Oct 2014

    18th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 - Online licence application tracking facility Annex 1 (Chinese version only)

    Annex 2 - Revamped business facilitation initiatives (BFI) website Annex 2

    17 5 Mar 2014

    17th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 - copyright infringement of playing musical works at hotels Annex 1

    Annex 2 - building plan processing by the FSD Annex 2

    16 18 Sep 2013

    16th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 - waiving referees' signature of application for liquor licence Annex 1 (Chinese version only)

    Annex 2 - business compliance cost for hotel licence renewal Annex 2

    15 26 Mar 2013

    15th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 - a new producer responsibility scheme on glass beverage bottles  Annex 1

    Annex 2 - Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS) & Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme (MWIS)   Annex 2

    Annex 3 - duties of responsible person under the Lifts and Escalators Ordinance (Chapter 618) (chinese version only) Annex 3 (Chinese version only)

    Annex 4 - business compliance costs of renewal applications for hotel licence - progress update Annex 4

    14 16 Oct 2012

    14th meeting notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 - Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance, Cap 349 Annex 1 (Chinese version only)

    Annex 2 - fire safety improvement direction Annex 2

    13 16 Apr 2012 13th meeting notes Meeting notes

     

    If you would like to access hotel BLG meeting notes/annex(es) issued before 2012, please contact us at bft@effo.gov.hk

  • Highlight of Interesting IssuesHighlight of Interesting Issues

    • To streamline the time taken for Fire Services Department’s (FSD’s) inspection on ventilation system, the trade can report completion of ventilation work directly to the Ventilation Division of FSD and copy to the Home Affairs Department (HAD).
    • To provide clear application guidelines for applicants for outside seating accommodation, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) has revised and uploaded the “Guide to Application for Outside Seating Accommodation” on the FEHD’s website
    • There is no change in the guidelines in connection with Building (Planning) Regulation 23A concerning hotel development being adopted by the Buildings Department although the Practice Note for Authorized Persons, Registered Structural Engineers and Registered Geotechnical Engineers (APP-40) was issued in August 2009 to replace Practice Note for Authorized Persons and Structural Engineers on “Hotel Development” (PNAP111) under a new categorization system.
Video: What a hotel trade participant is saying about the BLG (Cantonese version only)

Video: What a hotel trade participant is saying about the BLG (Cantonese version only)

Duration 2:58
Video: What a hotel trade participant is saying about the BLG (Cantonese version only)

Video: What a hotel trade participant is saying about the BLG (Cantonese version only)

Duration 2:24
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