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It’s quite common to see resorts tack on mandatory resort fees, but now these fees are starting to appear more in some major metropolitan cities. When it comes to NYC, the first major hotel to tack on a resort fee was the New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan Hotel, which adds a $25 mandatory charge per night.
We recently wrote how both the Sheraton New York Times Square and the Grand Hyatt New York have added mandatory $25 nightly resort fees called Destination fees. It turns out that we now see a luxury property in NYC joining this movement.
The St. Regis New York is now adding a whopping $50 nightly destination fee to all reservations, which is not waived fork Platinum members.
- Standard room rates do not include the hotel’s mandatory destination charge of 50 USD per room per night, plus local and state taxes. This charge includes:
- 50 USD Food and Beverage Credit (available in all outlets)
- 50 USD Laundry/Dry Cleaning Credit
- 25 USD Fodera Hair Salon Credit
- Free HSIA, Local, Long Distance and International calls (unlimited)
- 2 Museum (MOMA or Met) tickets per day
- 1,000 SPG points per day
Check out this list of 42 Manhattan Hotels With Resort Fees, to know which properties to avoid, if you don’t want to stay at a hotel in New York City that adds on a nightly fee.
What are your thoughts on the St. Regis adding on a nightly $50 destination fee? Do you think other luxury hotels in the market will follow?