(Closed) Room Blocks…Rate better for guests or better for our suite?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What should we do about hotel blocks?
    Keep the $169 for guests and $279 for our suite (lower for guests, higher for us) : (33 votes)
    80 %
    Give the guests $199 and get $199 for our suite (higher for guests, lower for us) : (5 votes)
    12 %
    Try to negotiate more....please explain : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    Well I think the guest would not mind the rate difference and since you are paying for everything else. I say let them pay…

    Post # 4
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    That’s brutal!

    I don’t know why they would do that to you! It’s not like the extra $80 you are paying is really going to make up for the 30 x$30 they are losing.

    But I would go for the cheaper rate for your guests!

    Post # 5
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    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    In terms of savings, $30 x 30 rooms= $900… as opposed to you and your Fiance saving $80 for your suite.  I think in this case, it makes more sense to help out your out-of-town guests (who are already spending $$ for airfare/gas to GET to your wedding). 

    Post # 6
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    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Future Mrs. Martin: My thoughts exactly, haha! 

    Post # 7
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    348 posts
    Helper bee

    Could you suggest they make it $174 for the guests and $199 for you?  If you have a 30 person block that would make up the price difference in your suite almost twice over, while still getting you the discount.  And a $5/room price bump is much more acceptable from a guest’s perspective than a $30 one.

    Post # 8
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    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I say the cheaper rates for your guests.  The hotel’s reasoning kind of makes no sense but I would just suck it up and fork over the extra $80.

    Post # 9
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    1209 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If you can’t negotiate anymore, I would let my guests have cheaper rates. More money will be saved that way.

    Post # 10
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    375 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Get a quote from another hotel and give them an ultimatum!! They won’t let you go. Trust me.

    Post # 11
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    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Give your guests the lower rate. I attended a wedding where the hotel block rate was very high, then found out the bride had been given a free suite. I don’t think she was offered an option of a lower rate, but it sort of felt like she’d used her guests to get an awesome hotel room by booking that hotel out of the other equally nice and perhaps less expensive options in the same area.

    Post # 12
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    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    That’s crap.  They should be comping your room for bring them so much business.  That’s what we got ours to do (we actually got two free rooms!)…  I would seriously consider going to another hotel.

    Post # 13
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    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I say splurge on yourselves and allow the guests to relax a little with money.

    Post # 14
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    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Give your guests the lower rate.

    I’d love to know why they aren’t comping you the suite though (or, at the very least a room). This is standard practice for those who bring in business with blocks. Are you able to comparison shop?

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