What is the meaning / definition of Resort Fee in the hospitality industry?

A fee that is an additional charge to the room rate at resorts. This fee may be a base fee, daily fee or a percentage based on the price of an overall stay and is mandatory to pay. This fee may cover all amenities and services or select amenities whether or not a guest uses them.

The majority of national hotel brands and resorts use this charge to gain addition revenue to put towards extended services or products that are not in the room rate. This is also a popular fee in travel focused metropolitan areas like Las Vegas, New York, the Caribbean, Florida or Hawaii.

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