No more individual toiletry items — a mistake or not?

No more individual toiletry items — a mistake or not?

What is luxury? To some it may be the little things Luxury in a hotel means different things to different people. For some, it’s beautiful decor. It may be room service. Incredible service sometimes spells luxury. Often it’s little things, like the kind of...
Had enough of hidden hotel fees?

Had enough of hidden hotel fees?

Only hotel executives and bean-counters like hotel fees — can sales commissions change the system? Nobody —and I repeat, nobody — outside of hotels themselves, and perhaps their shareholders, likes resort fees. Even people I know who work at hotels dislike these fees....
New resort fee lawsuit aims to stop hidden fees

New resort fee lawsuit aims to stop hidden fees

The hotels’ world of hidden mandatory fees is coming to an end. Last week, the Attorney General (AG) of the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Marriott International for hiding the true price of hotel rooms from consumers and charging hidden resort...
Mandatory hotel fees — are they a good election issue?

Mandatory hotel fees — are they a good election issue?

Might mandatory hotel fees be a real bipartisan issue in Washington, DC?  When it comes to fees, travelers are heading to a worse situation with mandatory hotel resort fees than they already face with airlines. Travelers these days have become accustomed to fees. Hard...