(Closed) Should I Block rooms at more than one hotel if only one offers complimentary shu

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should I Block rooms at more than one hotel if only one offers complimentary shuttle?

    Yes

    No

    It depends (please post below

  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    I think that $20 a night isn’t a big enough difference in price to sway me from one venue to another.  I think that your original plan is fine.  However, if you were able to find a fairly cheap hotel (say $75-80/night), then I may reconsider.  

    FWIW, we are only blocking 1 hotel, and listing options for other hotels/motels for those who aren’t interested in our choice.

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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    rao4400 :  Do one block and that is where you will be. If people want to weigh their options due to costs they can. My guests would have been very disappointed if I wasn’t at teh breakfast the next morning with them!

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I think it’s rude to point your guests to only one hotel that you are going to directly benefit from if they book.

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

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    zzar45 :  But she’s not, she’s giving blocking room at one hotel and giving people information about other othels. It’s not as if she’s making profit, she’s getting a shuttle for her guests. If the hotel is not in her guest’s pricerange, nothing stop them from booking another hotel?

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee

    I didn’t block any rooms for out wedding; we were in a major city centre and you have to pay 15-20% of the room block up front – if the rooms don’t get booked, you lose your money. I wasn’t about to spend thousands of dollars in hopes people would pick the hotel I’d blocked at and be out a lot of money if they didn’t.

    If you don’t have to pay to book a block of rooms, there’s no harm in booking a second block elsewhere though!

    People will book hotels where they feel like it; some will have points, some will have loyalty discounts, some just prefer certain brands or types of hotels. I’d book at one and list the others on your website. It’s not like your FORCING them to stay at THAT hotel. They can pick another one if they don’t like it, they just don’t get shuttle service at another hotel! Be sure to make that super clear on your website – Delta (Shuttle to/from wedding included), Marriott (no shuttle included).

     

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