Refusal and cancellation of registration or licence
8. (1) The Controller may refuse to register a hotel or restaurant if it does not conform to the minimum prescribed criteria.
(2) The registration and licence of a hotel or restaurant may be cancelled or suspended, or the star classification of a hotel may be lowered, if-
(a) its business is wholly or partly discontinued or suspended without the approval of the Controller, except where such suspension or discontinuance is for the purposes of making repairs, improvements, renovations or expansion or, in the case of seasonal business, for the period of the slack season and the fact of such suspension or discontinuance in each case has been duly reported to the Controller in advance;
(b) its owner or any person acting on his behalf contravenes any of the provisions of this Ordinance or the rules or orders made thereunder;
(c) its owner fails to ensure proper arrangement for the security of person and property of customers or guests;
(d) it ceases to conform to the requirements of registration under section 5 and, in the case of a hotel, to the prescribed minimum criteria for the class assigned to it; or
(e) in the case of hotel, its owner fails to enter the names and other particulars of guests in the register in such form and manner as may be prescribed.