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The owner of the four-star Brioni Hotel in Ostrava (Czech Republic) Thomas Krchmarg has banned the stay of Russian tourists in the hotel. Thus, he expressed his attitude towards the annexation of Crimea to Russia.
At the end of March, an announcement appeared at the hotel entrance, in which the administration warned that the reception of Russians was being stopped due to the annexation of Crimea. However, after Thursday, April 17, local media reported about a ban on staying at the hotel of Russians, Kurchmarzh agreed to make an exception for tourists who condemn Moscow’s policies.
Since the introduction of “sanctions” the hotel has lost about 10-15% of guests. In addition, a number of EU citizens, in particular residents of Germany, Switzerland and Poland, condemned the decision of the owner of Brioni. Krchmazh himself recognized his actions as discriminatory and stressed that he was ready to answer for them in court.