For over 20 years the "Austrian Hotelstars" – which have been used until the end of 2013 - have been a registered trademark. This registered trademark gives guests and hoteliers the guarantee that hotelstars are only used by classified hotels. Consequently, guests can be sure that Austrian hotel establishments are only allowed to use the trademark if they can satisfy the high quality requirements of the Austrian hotel classification system.
The new trademark of the Hotelstars Union – „HOTELSTARS.EU“ – is an internationally registered trademark as well. The successive change to Hotelstars Union-design has started in Austria in January 2014.
The Austrian Professional Hotel Assocation is in possession of the respective statutes.
Design for the green/golden emblems of the Austrian Hotel Classification: CC Fuchs, 1070 Vienna.
Design for the blue/golden emblems of the Austrian Hotel Classification/Hotelstars Union: elbgraphen GmbH, 22767 Hamburg, Germany.