Was looking for a hotel in Atlanta and noticed that the rates all go up on Monday. The Residence goes from $134/night to $399/night. Seems questionable.
This is not only questionable, it's morally reprehensible. Document where you see these, and file a complaint with the state. There are laws against price gouging, and this would appear to be a blatant case. Yes, supply and demand drive pricing, however, this is preposterous. I'll bet this was a franchisee decision - you should make them pay for their poor decision to profiteer.
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The hotels are getting booked, and as is customary, the room rate tends to go up....though rack rates tend to be preposterous, in general...If it's too expensive, don't make a reservation. If no one pays the rate, they'll have no choice but to lower rates
Hi kensound - Many hotels have lower rates on weekends to encourage people to stay on a weekend in that $134 for a room is better than an empty room. The prices go up to "regular" rack rate on weekdays in that those days are when the road warriors tend to be staying on expense accounts. Frankly, I'm less inclined to think they were price gouging in that if they were, the prices would have been higher for the weekend as well.
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