(Closed) My hotel block is full and they want to raise rates! What to do?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What should I do?
    Increase the block at Hotel A at the higher rate. Apologize on wedding website : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Don't increase the # of rooms - Rest of the guests will have to book at Hotel B : (20 votes)
    95 %
    Other - (Suggestions please!!) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    sometimes you have to play dirty and  mention to the hotel that you might just have to cancel everything there because of the rate hick and move it to tand other hotel because they are willing to work with you . Not that you really would but let them think that . 

    Post # 4
    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Wholly, that is pricey hotel room but I see you are in New York 🙂  I agree with the post above this, try working with them otherwise I would find another hotel that is willing to give you a block.

    Post # 5
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I actually just had a situation like this.  I made Room Blocks and Hotel A and B- A was for wedding guests, B was for wedding party and I didn’t tell guests about it.  Hotel A is where we’re having Sunday brunch, and the hotels are about 2 blocks from each other.  After a miscommunication (on their part), Hotel A ran out of rooms for Friday night.  I quickly sent out a mass email/facebook message and updated the website, saying that guests arriving on Friday should book with Hotel B.  Guests don’t seem to have any problems with the short distance in between.  

    I think you should tell your guests about the block filling and they should use Hotel B.  I know I’d much rather walk 3 minutes than pay $70 more per night.

    Post # 7
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @CityBearBride Not sure that you can cancel the block and move the whole thing to another hotel. I think your best option is to offer the second hotel to guests and also maybe list other area hotels that still have rooms.

    You mentioned that there are no other hotels that offer group rates in the area. Try filling out this form and see if that works for you. This way, you’ll get responses via email from all the hotels in the area you are looking for instead of having to research and call each one seperately. Good luck.

    Post # 8
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    It’s not really a rate hike unless they are changing the price of the intital rooms you blocked. Reserving additional rooms could naturally end up with higher rates, simply because of demand. 

    I would maybe reserve say 10 more rooms at Hotel A, explaining the new rate on the website; that way you’d be covered for your “fancy” friends. Anyone who doesn’t want to pay that, can do hotel B, which they would probably be planning to do anyway. 

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