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Results in getting the DESTINATION FEE waived at Marriott branded properties

Results in getting the DESTINATION FEE waived at Marriott branded properties

Old Jul 1, 19, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH View Post
So you apparently knew about the fee before you arrived at the property. Would you have been able to cancel if you wanted?
I discovered it several months after I booked, but I have not yet arrived at the property. I would have booked a different option at the time of booking had I known about the considerable extra expense. I don't really see this as any different from a property instituting a resort charge and trying to apply it retroactively to a booking (and I don't even, in fact, know if the charge existed at the time I booked, though that seems irrelevant).
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Old Jul 1, 19, 10:19 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
I can't find any 1.3.v in the T&C. Can you provide a link? Are you sure you're not quoting the SPG T&C?
Originally Posted by dayone View Post
Loyalty Program Terms & Conditions

Section 1.3.c.v. Participating Properties that have mandatory resort charges, which include Internet access, will provide a replacement benefit, to be determined at each Participating Property’s discretion.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 10:24 pm
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I never pay resort fees - As if a hotel charges a resort fee I do not stay there.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by mikebor View Post
I have been able to get the Marriott Marquis Times Square to waive the fee for me.
Using what argument?
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Old Jul 2, 19, 1:09 am
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Originally Posted by TimesTwo View Post


It’s 1.3.c.v:

“v.Participating Properties that have mandatory resort charges, which include internet access, will provide a replacement benefit, to be determined at each Participating Property's discretion.”
Most of the properties I have stayed at recently have two internet packages, regular & high-speed for streaming. Where the property charges a resort fee, only the regular internet is included. High-speed is available for no fee to Elites. So the the replacement benefit with included internet is High-Speed Internet.

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Old Jul 2, 19, 1:39 am
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I carry a printed copy of the terms with me but I've not had to pull it out so far. I've been offered around $8-10 per day food and beverage credit which I'm totally fine with.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 5:47 am
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For business travel, my corporate rate is not charged a resort fee.

On several occasions, my Ambassador has been able to get a hotel to waive resort fees prior to my arrival.

I have had some success in getting hotels to offer an alternative amenity (usually F&B credit) when resort fee includes internet access.

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Old Jul 2, 19, 6:07 am
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Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
I never pay resort fees - As if a hotel charges a resort fee I do not stay there.
I suspect that if you ever go to Las Vegas you will pay a resort fee.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by andrewstahl View Post
[left]For business travel, my corporate rate is not charged a resort fee.
This has been the case for me but I'm starting to see a couple of properties quote destination fees now when using my corporate code. I haven't booked one yet, so I'm not sure if this is real or if it's just a website display issue.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 6:36 am
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Originally Posted by lougord99 View Post
I suspect that if you ever go to Las Vegas you will pay a resort fee.
There is no resort fee at the Marriott Grand Chateau. On block off the strip and < 10 minute walk from the Cosmopolitan.

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Old Jul 2, 19, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by lougord99 View Post
I suspect that if you ever go to Las Vegas you will pay a resort fee.
I was there last month stayed at the Towneplace Suites one block off the strip with a free shuttle bus. Not resort fee and free parking.

If all the hotels in Vegas start to charge a resort fee then I will just not go there it is not that great a place. I could quite happily never go there again in my lifetime.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 9:23 am
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Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
I was there last month stayed at the Towneplace Suites one block off the strip with a free shuttle bus. Not resort fee and free parking.

If all the hotels in Vegas start to charge a resort fee then I will just not go there it is not that great a place. I could quite happily never go there again in my lifetime.
Must be nice. I can see my employer saying "what do you mean you won't go to a city"

I can also tell you my response is one my reports said that to me. (Let's just say it wouldn't be well received)
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Old Jul 2, 19, 10:19 am
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I got a fee waived at the Gramercy Park Hotel New York Design Hotel after a few weeks of working through the Lurker and Twitter. The fee had been imposed after my reservation was made and is disgraceful (I had chosen not to go to the nearby W because of their fee).
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Old Jul 2, 19, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by Orange County Commuter View Post
Must be nice. I can see my employer saying "what do you mean you won't go to a city"

I can also tell you my response is one my reports said that to me. (Let's just say it wouldn't be well received)
Seems like if he cares that much he's probably paying out of his own pocket.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
High-speed is available for no fee to Elites. So the the replacement benefit with included internet is High-Speed Internet.
Huh?

High-speed ("enhanced" internet access) is available to Golds and above as an elite benefit per Terms & Conditions section 4.3.b.v. (some brand exclusions apply, such as EDITION, Marriott Vacation Club, Marriott Grand Residence Club, Aloft, Element, & Vistana.)

It's not a replacement benefit.
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