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