Meeting Fees: Now and Then

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

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