Bangladesh parliament has passed a new law for regulating the hotels and restaurants. It was published on November 27, 2014. Previous law was the ‘Bangladesh Hotels and Restaurants Ordinance, 1982’. The old law become invalid because of the judgement in Civil Appeal no. 48/2011 by the Appellate Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court.
In the new act, restaurant is defined as a business establishment where 30 or more people can be served food. Hotel is defined as a business establishment with at least 10 rooms for guest with other facilities.