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AHR CR Position on the Fire at a Prague Hotel

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AHR CR Position on the Fire at a Prague Hotel

Prague, 22nd January 2018

The Czech Association of Hotels and Restaurants (AHR CR) would like to express its sincere condolences to the victims of the fire that broke out last Saturdayat the Eurostars David Hotel in Prague, and it regrets that such a tragic event has occurred. The causes of this accident are still being investigated. According to the information available to date, the intervention of the rescue forces was virtually immediate and the first rescue units arrived on the scene no later than 3 minutes after the emergency call had been received.

Following numerous inquiries made by foreign tourists, the AHR CR would also like to assure all guests that the hotels in the Czech Republic are legally bound to meet stringent fire life safety criteria which include, among others, the implementation of electronic fire alarm systems, building evacuation plans and staff training. Safety of the guests´ health and possessions is one of the key priorities and the hotels pay maximum attention to it. Prague continues to be considered a very safe destination and the Czech hotels´ facilities meet the highest European standards.

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