Olympics No Minimum Stays at Sochi Hotels

RIA Novosti
Friday 15th March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 15 (R-Sport) – The Russian government is preventing Sochi hotels from profiteering at next year’s Winter Games by banning minimum periods of stay during the Olympics. Officials fear high costs at the already hard-to-reach Black Sea resort will hit attendances for the extravaganza. In December the government capped five-star rates at $450 per night, and now Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order forbidding hotels from forcing visitors to stay for more than one night. “The executor in a contract on rendering hotel services is not entitled to set a minimum perio…

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