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What is this new junk fee? "Amenity Fee"

What is this new junk fee? "Amenity Fee"

Old Nov 29, 19, 7:20 pm
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What is this new junk fee? "Amenity Fee"

WTH is this:

Please note-A daily destination amenity fee of USD 17 will be added to the room rate.


Did i miss this? What does it cover?

Sheraton Nashville.

UGH
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Old Nov 29, 19, 7:23 pm
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That's the fee fee.

Its nonsense, and you don't earn points on the fee. A complete scam coming to a major city near you.
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Old Nov 29, 19, 8:08 pm
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Often known as a Resort Fee, as anyway mentioned these are popping up everywhere as revenue enhancers
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Old Nov 29, 19, 8:09 pm
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It's a resort fee in a hotel that can't even pretend to be a resort.
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Old Nov 29, 19, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by PhillyPhlyer40 View Post
WTH is this:

Please note-A daily destination amenity fee of USD 17 will be added to the room rate.


Did i miss this? What does it cover?

Sheraton Nashville.

UGH
Why don't you message them and ask what it covers? Maybe an f&b credit? Parking?
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Old Nov 29, 19, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
Why don't you message them and ask what it covers? Maybe an f&b credit? Parking?
Thanks to our lord and savior Arne Sorensen for blessing us with another fee. May he reign a thousand years.
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Old Nov 29, 19, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by hotelboy View Post
Thanks to our lord and savior Arne Sorensen for blessing us with another fee. May he reign a thousand years.
This is just another one of these ďnoise around the edgesĒ kinda thing...
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Old Nov 29, 19, 9:46 pm
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I predict that hotels and resorts with aquaria in their lobbies will soon start charging an anemone fee.
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Old Nov 29, 19, 9:49 pm
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Thanks to our lord and savior Arne Sorensen for blessing us with another fee. May he reign a thousand years.
If that $17 fee provides $50 in restaurant credit, some people might see value in it. It should still be optional though of course.
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Old Nov 29, 19, 10:05 pm
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Sometimes you can get a rate that doesn’t require it. It’s annoying as crud and common in NYC Marriotts now. Some of our corporate rates require it, so I have gotten used to asking what it covers to see if there’s any reason to use it. Usually a drink or two in an overpriced, unpleasant hotel bar. The last trip I tried to apply it and was told “your rate doesn’t include it but we can charge it if you wish.” No thanks.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 4:31 am
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If it includes internet invoke the terms and conditions to get a replacement amenity or benefit. Most hotels and most members (you don't even need elite status to invoke this provision!) don't even know about this. Some hotels refund the resort or destination fee when you do this. Others reduce it. Others give you more points. Some just give you a drink voucher. While you're at it file a complaint with the attorney general or consumer protection office for the hotel not disclosing at booking what is included in the fee.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
It's a resort fee in a hotel that can't even pretend to be a resort.
And a destination fee when the hotel isnít at a destination.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 5:34 am
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Originally Posted by icanneverflyenough View Post
If it includes internet invoke the terms and conditions to get a replacement amenity or benefit. Most hotels and most members (you don't even need elite status to invoke this provision!) don't even know about this. Some hotels refund the resort or destination fee when you do this. Others reduce it. Others give you more points. Some just give you a drink voucher. While you're at it file a complaint with the attorney general or consumer protection office for the hotel not disclosing at booking what is included in the fee.
Some just tell you to go screw, as happened both times Iíve tried this.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 6:52 am
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Thankfully there are other program options out there which waive said junk fees
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Old Nov 30, 19, 6:59 am
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Some just tell you to go screw, as happened both times Iíve tried this.
This is an area where people should sue. The replacement is for any Bonvoy member regardless if they have elite status. There are probably hundred of thousands of customers who paid a resort fee and did not get the required replacement. That's actually like a legit class-action lawsuit if anyone who is reading this wants to initiate it. It's probably a better case than the existing lawsuits against Marriott for resort/destination fees.
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