Meetings Fees Then and Now

Bjorn Hanson, a lodging consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, outlines some of the changing fee structures he's noted over the past two years.

Then: Rental fees on just the room where the meeting itself is held

Now: Rental fees also on the room where the food and beverages are served

Then: Charges just for the bottles of liquor opened for an open bar reception

Now: Taxes and gratuity for the bartender, plus per-bottle charg

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