Can you negotiate room block prices?

Can you negotiate room block prices?

Negotiating your room block doesn’t just mean negotiating a rate. Don’t be afraid to ask for concessions like free wifi for your guest, free parking passes, or even free upgrades for you and your partner if you’re booking a room at the hotel too.

Do I have to pay for hotel rooms for my wedding guests?

You absolutely do NOT have to pay for your wedding guests’ hotel rooms at a destination wedding or any other kind of wedding. Yes, weddings cost a lot for guests, especially when they’re traveling from out of town and most likely have to pay for a plane ticket and/or gas and lodging for 2 nights.

What is a courtesy room block?

A courtesy block is a block of rooms that a hotel will hold without any financial obligation to you. With a courtesy block the rooms are pulled from hotel inventory and reserved for your group at a discounted rate.

How do you negotiate cheap hotel rates?

Call the hotel directly instead and ask to speak with the manager, if possible.

  1. Ask for the Best Rate. Start the negotiation by saying something like, “I found your rate online for $200 per night.
  2. Mention the Competition.
  3. Tweak the Dates.
  4. Special Discounts.
  5. Discount Rooms.
  6. Upgrades and Special Requests.

Who pays for hotel on wedding night?

If the groom’s family is covering the cost of the wedding or part of the wedding, they may be asked to pay for the best man’s room as well. The groom and/or his family also is traditionally obligated to pay for the hotel rooms of his entire half of the wedding party, not only the best man.

Does it cost money to block hotel rooms?

Most couples can (and should) be able to block rooms at any hotel without a deposit. Rather than getting a regular room block, they need to ask for a courtesy room block. This is the kind of room block where you don’t have to put down a deposit and there is no fees for unused rooms.

How far in advance should you block hotel rooms for a wedding?

six months
Don’t Wait to Book Your Block Don’t dawdle. “We always recommend reserving a room block as early as possible, since it will get you the best rates,” said Ms. Strauss-Goldman, adding that couples should reserve their hotel blocks at least six months before their wedding.

Is it cheaper to book online or call the hotel?

There are lots of different rates online from website to website. Sometimes the hotel’s own site is cheapest, other times not. Some have reported getting better prices on the phone. I think one reason for that may be there may be some discounts from certain credit cards, organizations etc.

Do hotel prices go down closer to the date?

While airfares tend to rise as your travel date approaches, it’s the opposite with hotel prices. That’s why you’ll often see hotels dropping their prices a few days before a check-in date or on the day of arrival.

Can the bride and groom sleep together the night before the wedding?

The big decision lots of couples are asking themselves is whether to spend it together or stick to tradition and sleep apart. It really is entirely up to you. There isn’t a rule that says you have to but here’s what’s most important: that you relax. You’ll want to rest up so you’re totally prepared for your wedding.

When to get a hotel room block for a wedding?

Couples typically reserve hotel room blocks about 3-8 months before the wedding. To do this, narrow your search to a handful of hotels ( Hotel Planner is a great tool to start with!) and give each of them a call, asking for the venue manager.

How to negotiate with hotels for a block of rooms?

There are three parts to any negotiation with a hotel. Read them over and you will find yourself feeling more prepared and confident about discussing group rates and amenities with any hotel. The three components are:

Is there a way to reserve hotel room blocks?

Save yourself a ton of time by using Hotel Planner , our premier hotel room block reservation service.

Do you have to pay for a hotel block?

Guests don’t expect you to pay and neither do the hotels. In most cases what you’d be booking at the hotel is called a courtesy room block or a courtesy block, which means that rooms are being held on your behalf without any financial obligation. Guests will call on their own and book their own rooms.