Hotel Licence in Thailand

Hotel Licence in Thailand

Anyone who intends to become the owner of a hotel in Thailand needs a license for the hotel to operate.
Obtaining a hotel licence can be daunting for some of you and you will also be wasting a lot of time. We will save you all the time lost in obtaining these documents and we will make this process very easy for you.

If you are still wondering how to apply for a hotel license, in the following you will find the answer to this question. Before you begin the process of obtaining a hotel license, make sure you are informed and keep up to date with all the information.
When you start renting rooms in your hotel, purchasing a hotel licence becomes a necessity
. When a residential building has only 4 rooms and less than 20 clients, it does not require a hotel license. However, it is necessary to inform the office in advance, because they will personally visit the building to verify the claim and to classify it accordingly.

Hotel licenses are classified into 4 different types, and the fees charged are also different for each classification. The following documents are required to obtain a licence for the hotel operating in Thailand:

– building permit

– map of the interior of the construction

– the owner’s documents

– location map

– and not least, the company documents

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In the following you will find the steps that will show you how to apply for a hotel license.
You must apply to the office to obtain the building license.
This will be given to you by an architect or an engineer. An application must also be submitted to the provincial office. This request will be transferred to the health, environment and construction authorities. Following the detailed inspections and checks, the relevant authorities will approve the building where the hotel will operate.
If no objections will be found and the authorities will agree to the operation, the license will be issued.
The process of obtaining a hotel license takes approximately 6 months. In addition to this information we previously provided, you must know that there is other important information to be informed when you want to obtain a hotel license in Thailand and Pattaya.

The hotel license must be renewed every 5 years of operation. Half of the price of the government tax must be paid by the owner. The only person who can sign the application and the necessary documents for the purchase of the hotel licence is a Thai director.
Thai law says that the hotel must hire at least one manager who will handle the smooth running of the hotel.

When a hotel business is handed over to another person, the license must be transferred in the name of the new owner. For a safe transition of the license, the fingerprints will be taken from the new director, and this process of transferring the hotel license will not include government fees.

If you need complete assistance and a process to obtain a hotel business license in Thailand, J&E Concierge Pattaya is the name you should opt for.
Our team of professionals will provide you with the most professional and reliable services that will help you get your hotel license in Thailand and Pattaya without any problems and stress.

Again, we recommend that you consider all the expenses involved before and after obtaining a hotel licence. Besides the law on building control, the rest of the requirements imposed by the Thai state must be taken into consideration. These include the law of follow-up, the study of the impact on the environment, the law on protection and response to public danger, the law on public health and the law on promoting and maintaining the national environment.

The project must comply with the provisions of the ministerial regulation regarding hotel business operations.

In some cases, the building will require the change of status from residential to commercial property.
The exemption for Thai nationals of type 1 buildings allows Thai investors to continue to offer daily rentals without any regulation and to create investment opportunities for many Thai citizens who want to take advantage of this situation.

When you need a license in Thailand, respectively a license in Pattaya, do not hesitate to contact us. It is quite expensive and you will lose a lot of time if you want to offer short term rentals because you will need a hotel license. Starting a hotel business in Thailand is a very profitable enterprise, but it is also subject to significant regulations
Obtaining a licence in Thailand, or a licence in Pattaya is not a very difficult thing to achieve.

For other details or if you are still not convinced about the steps that demonstrate how to apply for a hotel license, but also the cost of a hotel license, we expect you to contact us and we will help you understand everything that is required.

Company Registration Service

No matter your budget, there  are always ways to increase your sales and grow up your business.
But you must know that there are some reasons to not have a good satisfaction about your business. Sometimes you need to add a new branch of the company because the current one must have some issue,  adding company objective,  sometimes we also need to change our shareholders because maybe the current business is not what they really want,  and not the last think for sure,  we can also try to change the company name.
J & E Concierge’s Company Administration Services would be always there for you to teach you and to help you how you can keep your business up.

Business Licences | Marriage Registration

Foreigners who are legally married to a Thai national may apply for a Non-immigrant O visa based on marriage in Thailand.
They will need the following documents for the extension for the visa:
-copy of your passport.
-copy of your Thai marriage certificate (both versions).
-copy of your Thai wife’s ID card.
-copy of your Thai wife’s Tabian Baan (House Papers).
-copy of a map to your residence in Thailand.
-copy of photos showing you and your wife together.
-copy of your bank book showing 400,000 THB in your bank account/copy of your income showing 40,000 THB per month in income.

At the end i wanted to remind you that you will have our help in every situation you need. Above i gave you some examples from our services list and i’m sure now you have all information ,the last think you must do is to contact us via email and our phone number where you can also ask if you have any questions !
We are ready to make your work easier and we hope you will cont on our experience and our experts!

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  1. Henry May 17, 2019 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Your Guesthouse(Hotel) need to be a proper Thai company with a tax nr. Social security you need to pay for your staff and the proper licence for selling Food, Alcohol, music, TV etc?

    • J&E Concierge May 18, 2019 at 7:58 am - Reply

      Hello Henry, sure you need. You can feel free to get in touch with us and we will provide you every information and also can help you get your licence. Thank you

  2. GuestHouse April 14, 2019 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Can anybody guide me on how to apply for a hotel permit in Pattaya area, what are the steps to take, where to do, what documents required, cost? I heard that hotel license/permit is required as soon as you want to open a guest house or a hotel having at least 4 rooms. Is a permit required even if the accommodation offers only rooms and no restaurant facility?

    • J&E Concierge April 15, 2019 at 9:01 am - Reply

      Hello there, we can help you get your hotel licence. All you have to do is to get in touch with us. Thank you

  3. GradCap February 7, 2019 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Is there any way of checking online if a hotel or resort is properly licensed?

    • J&E Concierge February 8, 2019 at 10:07 am - Reply

      Hello Grad, we can give you all information you may need. All you have to do is to get in touch with us as soon as you can. Thank you

  4. Tabya100 October 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    What is the difference between homestay and hotel in Thailand ? Thanks in advice

    • J&E Concierge October 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      Hello Tabya, please feel free to get in touch with us and we will provide you these information. Thank you

  5. Bruce555 June 9, 2018 at 7:35 am - Reply

    A friend of mine who used to run a guest house told me that the government is now requiring guest houses with less than 40 rooms to get a hotel license. A hotel license in Thailand is a major expense for a small business, especially for the older guest houses which don’t have the detailed documentation required. Has anyone else heard of this? Does anyone have additional information? Thank you

    • J&E Concierge June 10, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

      Hello Bruce, we already have the answer to your question, please feel free to contact us and you will find any information you may need. Thank you

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