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In the Poker Game of Hotels, Resort Fees Are the Rake

David Eisen | July 18, 2019

By David Eisen Nothing irks people more than paying for something they don’t need or use. I once paid $50 for a pair of pants I never ended up wearing—but that’s on me. I’m to blame. It’s another thing altogether when you are forced to pay for a pair of pants that you didn’t want in the first place. What hotels call resort, or facility, or destination fees, are kind of like that pair of trousers you never planned on buying or wearing. Within hotels, those pants are things like the gym, beach chair use, pool towel service and other nonoptional charges to the guest that are not included in the initially quoted room rate. I,...

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC Sues Marriott International Over Hotel “Resort Fees”

Jim Butler | July 16, 2019

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Authors ofwww.HotelLawBlog.com 16 July 2019 Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We are part of the fabric of the hotel industry and are committed to informing, educating and assisting players in the hotel industry. Hotel Lawyer: We hate to say “we told you so” on Resort Fee litigation We have been watching the Resort Fee issue for several years. We have advised clients on litigation, compliance and risk mitigation strategies. We have provided counsel on Attorney General inv...

Hospitality Industry Amateur Hour: Hotel & Resort Fees

Vertical Booking | August 1, 2018

By Mark Lewis-Brown, CEO & President at Vertical Booking USA After you've been in the hospitality industry for as many years as I have (more than 30 years… how time flies when you're having fun!), you get used to seeing human error manifest in so many truly unfortunate instances: from putting the decimal point in the wrong spot (hello, $10 rooms!) or using overbooking as a revenue management strategy, I've seen it all. While these types of mistakes may make the front page (of our favorite hotel trade publications), there are also a HUGE number of mistakes caused by human error in all types of operational processes that are (a...

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: How to Avoid Litigation on Resort Fees and Other Mandatory Hotel Charges

Jim Butler | October 19, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 19 October 2017 Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We are part of the fabric of the hotel industry and are committed to informing, educating and assisting players in the hotel industry. What does the FTC say is your potential liability for mandatory hotel charges? In evaluating what you should do about the new furor over mandatory hotel charges, it would be helpful to have a clearer understanding of what the FTC seems to be saying on...

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: How Resort Fees Became an Explosive $2.7 Billion Issue

Jim Butler | October 6, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 06 October 2017 Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We are part of the fabric of the hotel industry and are committed to informing, educating and assisting players in the hotel industry. Resort Fees are a $2.7 billion issue — a juicy target for Federal and State governments as well as plaintiffs' lawyers It is very likely that the Resort Fee issue will present challenges in the near future to all stakeholders in the hospitality i...

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: National Task Force of 47 Attorneys General Goes After Resort Fees

Jim Butler | October 5, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 05 October 2017 Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We are part of the fabric of the hotel industry and are committed to informing, educating and assisting players in the hotel industry. Resort Fees: It is not just the FTC. Now there are 47 Attorneys General focused going after perceived abuses of Resort Fees Consumer complaints have been protesting Resort Fees for almost two decades. In 2012, the FTC took its first major action. The ...

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: The FTC Takes Aim at Hotel Resort Fees (Again) – The FTC 2017 Report

Jim Butler | October 3, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 3 October 2017 Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We are part of the fabric of the hotel industry and are committed to informing, educating and assisting players in the hotel industry. Impending eruption of government and private litigation over Resort Fees (mandatory service fees). Big shaking again. Is this the big one? Two significant developments may signal an eruption of government and private claims over Resort Fees — (1)...

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Impending Eruption of Litigation over Resort Fees?

Jim Butler | October 2, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 2 October 2017 Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We are part of the fabric of the hotel industry and are committed to informing, educating and assisting players in the hotel industry. Impending eruption of government and private litigation over Resort Fees (mandatory service fees) There were earthquakes and tremblors for at least 17 years before Pompeii was destroyed in the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The past ...

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