Foreign businessmen interested in the accommodation industry in Estonia
can set up their operations here in accordance with the stipulations provided by the local legislation. The registration of a hotel in Estonia
is done by respecting the provisions of the incorporation process
available for any other type of company
, but it is necessary to obtain special permits which offer the right to conduct accommodation activities in Estonia
. Persons who want to find out more details about the hotel industry in Estonia
can receive assistance on this matter from our team of Estonian company formation specialists
Register a hotel in Estonia
In order to open a hotel in Estonia
any investor is required to incorporate the business
under one of the legal entities
available under the Estonian legislation
. In order to do so, it is required to propose and register a company name
, a process which can be completed at the Commercial Registry
, where persons who want to establish a company
can verify various aspects of the procedure.
The following step is to choose a legal entity
under which the accommodation unit
can carry out its operations. Entrepreneurs can incorporate their company under the next business forms
• public limited company;
• general partnership;
• sole proprietorship;
• limited partnership.
Under the local legislation, businessmen are not required to register for social insurance taxes, as this process is done through an automatic scheme, which receives information on this matter from the Tax and Customs Board
; still, new companies have to register for Value Added Tax (VAT)
purposes, payable at the Tax and Customs Board; our Estonian company formation agents
can assist entrepreneurs with the registration at the local authorities.
Licenses for an accommodation unit in Estonia
When opening a company
established as an accommodation unit in Estonia
, one of the main steps related to its incorporation
is the process of receiving licenses
in accordance with the hotel classification system
available here. The main authorities regulating the industry are the Consumer Protection Board, the Rescue Board and the Health Protection Inspectorate.
Hotels in Estonia are categorized based on star system, where 1 star refers to hotels providing the minimum accommodation services, while 5 stars are awarded to hotels providing a high quality accommodation services.