(A) Relevant regulations/requirements

1.Hotel Licence - Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance (Cap. 349)

2.Food Business Licence - Food Business Regulation (Cap. 132X)

3.Liquor Licence - Dutiable Commodities (Liquor) Regulations (Cap. 109B)

4.Swimming Pool Licence – Swimming Pools Regulation (Cap. 132CA)

5.Massage Establishment Licence - Massage Establishments Ordinance (Cap. 266)

6.Lifts and Escalators - Lifts and Escalators Ordinance (Cap. 618)

7.Minor Works Control System (MWCS)

8.Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS) and Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme (MWIS)

9.Mandatory Use of Designated Products registered under Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme

10.Dutiable Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance 2018

(B) Relevant regulatory review
1.Review of the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance:

2.Review of the Building Energy Code:

(C) Relevant licensing requirements/guides and other relevant guidebooks

1.A Layman’s Guide to Licence Applications under the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance

2.A Guide to Application for Restaurant Licences

3.A Guide to Application for Liquor Licences and Club Liquor Licences

4..A Guide to the Application for a Massage Establishment Licence

5.Requirement of Lighting Provision for Swimming Pool Licence

6.Guidebook for Responsible Persons for Lifts (2012 Edition)

7.Guidebook for Responsible Persons for Escalators (2012 Edition)

8.Introductory Guide on Greening in Buildings

(D) Business Facilitation Corner
1.Feature articles:

2.Extending the maximum validity period of liquor licence to two years (Chinese version only)

3.Business Compliance Cost for hotel licence renewal

4.Flexible scheduling of mandatory building inspection for hotels with annual Authorized Person’s certification

5.Occasional use of multi-purpose function rooms for dining in hotels

6."Hong Kong Licensed Hotels and Guesthouses" Mobile App

7.Reserve licensee scheme for liquor licence

8.Electronic Submission of Liquor Licence Application Using Passwords

9.Liquor licensee to take 2 day-offs weekly

10.Transfer of liquor licence without the consent of current licensee

11.Measures to facilitate licence application for purpose-built hotels

12.Enhancement measures for processing of general building plan approval and acceptance inspections of fire service installations in new buildings

13.Measures to facilitate applications for water supply by trades

14.Technology Voucher Scheme

15.Measures to facilitate licence applications for hotel/ guesthouse and club premises

16.Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance and licence applications (Chinese version only)

17.Arrangement for the concession of hotel licence fees (Chinese version only)

18.New facilitation arrangement by product certification on the approval of fusible link for hotel licence applications

19.Measures to Streamline the Application Procedures for Temporary Places of Public Entertainment Licences by Adoption of “Authorised Person/ Registered Structural Engineer Certification on Pre-Accepted Temporary Structures”

20.Accepting installation of secondary water meters for calculation of Trade Effluent Surcharge in hotels

21.Measures to facilitate food business licence applicants to obtain a full licence in a timely manner

(E) Useful Government Links

1.Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA)

2.FEHD’s licensing information

3.Liquor Licensing Board

4.Efficiency Office’s Business Facilitation Initiatives website:

(F) Relevant performance pledges

1.OLA’s performance pledge for licensing services

2.FEHD’s performance pledges for licensing services

3.FSD’s performance targets for licensing services

(Important note: there is a lot of Government regulatory information related to hotels, the list provides the major ones only)