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...

City hotel resort fees? When is enough, enough?

Nobody likes city hotel resort fees. Except resorts (and non-resorts) that charge them. These mandatory charges, added to hotel rates even with a prepaid package, started out relatively modestly in actual resorts, but have risen quickly. Now, in Hawaii, several hotel...

Deceptive hotel resort fees sweep into DC

Deceptive hotel resort fees are cropping up in Washington, DC Washington, DC, has seen a 450 percent increase in the number of hotels that charge deceptive hotel resort fees in just one year. Marriott Hotels, headquartered right in the DC suburbs, has been accused by...

Housekeeping fees — part of the hotel future?

Are housekeeping fees the next step for hotels as they follow airlines into the “unbundled” fee model? Martha Stewart I am not. A friend told me a story of how she avoided being late by deciding not to make her bed on one particular morning, and my thought...