Court ruling: Google needs to make improvements at star Point hotel

The claims for star Hotels are high: Even in the case of a star, the property must meet at least 46 minimum standards – for example, a television in the room an

Court ruling: Google needs to make improvements at star Point hotel

The claims for star Hotels are high: Even in the case of a star, the property must meet at least 46 minimum standards – for example, a television in the room and Wake up service. Cleanliness and the daily bed, as a matter of course, are also in the lowest category of the German hotel classification of Hotel and restaurant Association Dehoga, performs the classifications.

Almost 8000 Hotels, therefore, in Germany the voluntary rating system, and nearly 40 percent of the country's registered Hostels. Every three years, the Association reviewed whether or not they meet the requirements of their respective star classification. "As a guest, you receive a safe and transparent Overview of the services and offers that you a classified tourist accommodation provides," says the website of the German hotel classification of Dehoga.

It is thus hardly surprising that the Keeper of the stars can be sensitive if others want to copy the evaluation system, or homes, even with stars not advertise that they are entitled to officially. Got to feel now also Google. The regional court of Berlin prohibits the Internet giant, not to designate the properties in the search results as star Hotels, as long as these have been officially adopted by the Dehoga as such excellent.

the centre for protection against unfair competition in Bad Homburg had Complained. The verdict from the month it became known early on Monday. The search engine service has recognized it already.

Thus, Google had provided for the display of search results by hotel's restaurants with information such as "3-star-Hotel" or "4-star-Hotel". The competition headquarters is not criticised as "misleading" because many of the accommodations "did not possess a valid hotel classification". Not to be confused with these now forbidden notes from Google there is also star displayed ratings and reviews from users. This stay of the decision of the court unaffected.

"This is a breakthrough for transparency and security in the presentation of the hotel offered by far the most important search platform for Hotels on the Internet," said Markus Luthe, managing Director of Dehoga, a subsidiary of the German hotel classification, on Monday, the decision of the court.

"Google fed its star information for the user, not traceable sources and not explained well-classified Hotels to "star-Hotels"", it was the part of contest Central. "We already exchange via a data interface on a daily basis and automated with Google, what are the Hotels in Germany over a recent classification have."

Updated Date: 20 July 2020, 11:20

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