Fees...Hidden in plain view

Discussion created by anadyr on Mar 13, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 18, 2014 by anadyr

Scott McCartney, writer of The Middle Seat reports that

"Last year hotels took in an estimated $2.1 billion in fees, according to New York University's Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management. That's up 6% over 2012, says Tisch Center head Bjorn Hanson, because of new add-ons, higher prices and slightly higher hotel occupancy."


"Among the latest new fees: parking charges at suburban and airport hotels with open, unattended lots .At Las Vegas and some other resort destinations, some hotels have imposed early check-in fees for customers who arrive before the designated late-afternoon check-in time and want to use their room, assuming it's available. Caesars Palace charges $25 or more for early check-in, warning customers only when they list an expected arrival time on the hotel's website. Caesars declined to comment."


"In the last 18 months, some high-end MGM properties like Aria and Bellagio have started offering a guaranteed early check-in option to customers at $20 or $30. At Aria, another $30 fee gets you express check-in with no line waiting, and another $30 fee lets you pick three room preferences, such as high floor or low floor, near an elevator, smoking or connecting to another room."

Alas poor hospitality, I knew him well!