The city-hotel «Barkhatnye sezony» became the operator of the resort collection in Sochi
In connection with the adoption of a number of laws* on the resort fee in the Krasnodar Territory, we inform you that from July 16, 2018, every guest arriving in the city-hotel «Barkhatnye sezony» for a period of more than one day, and who has reached the age of 18 pays 10 rubles for every subsequent day accommodation at the hotel.
The resort fee, the so-called tourist tax, has been successfully introduced in a number of other countries in the most popular regions among travelers. The amount of the fee depends on each state individually and in some countries reaches up to 5 euros per day (about 380 Russian rubles at the current exchange rate). As an experiment, the authorities of the Krasnodar Territory introduced the cost of the tax, available for payment to every tourist. All funds raised in Sochi will be directed to the development and maintenance of the tourist infrastructure of the Sochi resort only: to provide travelers with more comfortable recreation conditions.
The resort fee is paid at the time of check-in of the guest in the city-hotel «Barkhatnye sezony» in cash or non-cash, except for those tourists who are exempt from payment by the state (the poor, veterans, the disabled and their accompanying persons, and others). The full list of persons can be found in Article 7 of Federal Law No. 214 "Exemption from payment of the resort fee" (link). Exemption from payment is carried out upon presentation by the guest of the original document confirming his right to exemption from payment, or a copy of this document certified in accordance with the procedure established by law. Exemption from payment of the resort fee can also be carried out on the basis of a written application of the accompanied person or his legal representative.
The city-hotel «Barkhatnye sezony», as the operator of the resort fee, has no right to withhold the amount of tax independently and without the consent of the guest. But the hotel administration considers it necessary to inform that according to the law, failure by a guest to fulfill the obligation to pay the fee entails the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of 500 to 2000 rubles.
*Federal Law No. 214-FZ of July 29, 2017 «On conducting an experiment on the development of resort infrastructure in the Republic of Crimea, Altai Krai, Krasnodar Krai and Stavropol Krai».
* Law of the Krasnodar Territory No. 3960-KZ of November 27, 2017 «On the introduction of a resort fee on the territory of the Krasnodar Territory».
* Amendments to the law of the Krasnodar Territory «On administrative offenses».