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"Sustainability Fee" - a new name for resort fee???

"Sustainability Fee" - a new name for resort fee???

Old Jan 6, 22, 7:53 am
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"Sustainability Fee" - a new name for resort fee???

Getting back on the road for work next week and saw this show up in the reservation. Stayed at the hotel frequently in the past and they never had any noticeable green features. Will be curious to see if they even mention this or if it's just another money grab like the resort fee but with a name they assume will make you less likely to complain. Autograph Collection.

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Old Jan 6, 22, 9:41 am
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The hotel should just change the name to : Moneygrabbing fee

At least show the hotel is a honest bunch.
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Old Jan 6, 22, 10:02 am
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What hotel is it?
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Old Jan 6, 22, 10:06 am
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It's a fee to sustain this crappy practice.
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Old Jan 6, 22, 10:21 am
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When I staid at the Westin in Milwaukee they had this fee. I believe it's enforced by the city or state.

Here's a similar report -

Westin Milwaukee: Two $15 junk fees
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Old Jan 6, 22, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by longtimereader firstimeposter View Post
When I staid at the Westin in Milwaukee they had this fee. I believe it's enforced by the city or state.
I'm not finding this garbage fee at other Milwaukee WI hotels. Another bonvOY race to the bottom.
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Old Jan 6, 22, 2:10 pm
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Not Marriott specific but I did find this related to "sustainability fees": https://www.sktpetri.com/wp-content/...ay-with-us.pdf

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Old Jan 6, 22, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by longtimereader firstimeposter View Post
When I staid at the Westin in Milwaukee they had this fee. I believe it's enforced by the city or state.

Here's a similar report -

Westin Milwaukee: Two $15 junk fees
Absolutely not mandated or enforced by the city of Milwaukee or the State of Wisconsin. This is more Bonvoy, probably trying to claim that they are buying carbon offsets with it.
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Old Jan 6, 22, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by EAJuggalo View Post
Absolutely not mandated or enforced by the city of Milwaukee or the State of Wisconsin. This is more Bonvoy, probably trying to claim that they are buying carbon offsets with it.
oh please you think the fee would not be there if it wasnt Bonvoy? Think again.
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Old Jan 6, 22, 10:26 pm
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So what exactly is the fee supposed to "sustain"? Employment of its staff? Compensation for environmental destruction caused by the hotel stay?
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Old Jan 7, 22, 3:48 am
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Please tell us which property. Also, the numbers don't add up correctly. They are off by 1 cent.

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Old Jan 7, 22, 6:30 am
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Please ask hotel what is included in this fee and why its charged .
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Old Jan 7, 22, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by myperks View Post
oh please you think the fee would not be there if it wasnt Bonvoy? Think again.
Considering I'm not aware of any other hotels in MKE or anywhere else in WI charging this fee, yes I think the fee would not be there if it wasn't Bonvoy. I've stayed in numerous other hotels in MKE city, MKE county and the state of WI and never been charged a "sustainability fee." I also don't stay at Bonvoy hotels on my own dime. So either Hilton and Hyatt are eating the cost of this "fee," or Bonvoy wants to look cheaper on OTAs by having a room rate that is $15 less per night. Which of those is more likely?
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Old Jan 7, 22, 6:59 am
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A quick look around Autograph Collection hotels finds that the Hotel Saint Louis is charging $4.99 'Sustainability Fee' per night.
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Old Jan 7, 22, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
A quick look around Autograph Collection hotels finds that the Hotel Saint Louis is charging $4.99 'Sustainability Fee' per night.
Which is not referenced on the first booking page. Wouldn't this be a violation of their settlement with the Pennsylvania AG?
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