Bjorn Hanson, a lodging consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, has seen major changes in hotel fee structures in the past two years. Here are some examples.
Then: Rental fees charged only for the room where the meeting itself is held
Now: Rental fees also charged on the room where food and beverage is served
Then: Charges just for the bottles of liquor opened for an open-bar reception
Now: Taxes and gratuity for the bartender, plus