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Old Jun 11, 07, 2:55 pm
IK in Seattle
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The Puget Sound, WA
Posts: 2,232
Mandatory Service Charge at Hyatt Spa

I was at Tahoe last weekend and I had given my wife a $250 spa gift certificate. Little did I know how little that would buy. Example: A 50 minute deep tissue massage was $168 (with the mandatory 20% service charge).

Are all the Hyattís with Spas charging a mandatory minimum tip now? I normally tip 15-25%, but being told how much the minimum tip/service charge is seems a bit out of line.

Maybe I donít get out much, or just donít look too closely, but the prices at the Hyatt Spaís seem to be going up exponentially. Last time I was at Kauai I noticed that the prices on massages had gone up ~50% from the prices they had 5 years earlier.
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