What is the meaning / definition of Porterage Fee in the hospitality industry?
A fee that may be given to a group or individual guest for the use of a doorman and bellboy. This fee is commonly given to large groups in hotels, hotels with a unions and resort hotels where a gratitude is automatically charged to a guest through a porterage fee.
In some cases, a porterage fee is added even if a guest did not use the porter on arrival. Most of the time this fee cannot be wavered once added to a guest’s bill.