(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 (Cap. 349)

10.Dutiable Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance 2018


(B) Relevant regulatory review
1.Public Consultation on the 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.Business Consultation e-Platform

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

4.Business Compliance Cost for hotel licence renewal

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

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

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

8.Reserve licensee scheme for liquor licence

9.Electronic Submission of Liquor Licence Application Using Passwords

10.Liquor licensee to take 2 day-offs weekly

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

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

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

14.Measures to facilitate applications for water supply by trades


(E) Useful Government Links

1.Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA)

2.FEHD’s licensing information

3.Liquor Licensing Board

4.EABFU’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)