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Old Apr 3, 19, 11:52 am
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: RIC
Programs: UA 1K MM, AA Gold MM, Marriott LTT, Hyatt Globalist, HH Silver
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Originally Posted by JBord View Post
I did NOT realize they ended it! Good to know.
I mistakenly used Expedia to book a Hilton one time years ago and learned the hard way. Haven't used it for any with loyalty programs since then, but it seems a little heavy-handed to not recognize a hard-earned status at all just for booking through a 3rd party. What's the revenue loss - $20/night? I can get on board with no nights/points though.
Originally Posted by SkiAdcock View Post
Revenue loss can vary. If rack rate is high & someone gets the room dirt cheap through PL/Expedia & then you toss in bennies like exec lounge access where they're eating/drinking or free wifi, it can cost the property more than $20. While I've never booked PL/E, I put this in the it was good while it lasted & MAR didn't have to extend ERB given the other hotel chains weren't, but all good things come to an end category.

Revenue loss can be very high IF Luxury Collection properties can be booked through PL or Expedia. Free breakfast for Plat and above at Gritti Palace in Venice is 53 euros per person. That's 106 euros per night for 2 people.

I appreciate MAR not extending ERB to third party bookings.
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