If you’re planning for an event and inviting out-of-towners, you may have questions on hotel blocks. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re comparing courtesy room blocks versus contracted room blocks.
If you’re not exactly looking to make a financial commitment, then a courtesy room block may be for you. There are no deposits or attrition fees, which are charged when bookings aren’t fulfilled. However, if you end up needing more rooms than you originally booked, your guests may have to pay a higher rate. This will be especially challenging during peak seasons.
If you have a large number of out-of-towners looking for a hotel room, a contracted room block may be for you. Consider this if you’ll need at least ten rooms, especially because the rate may be lower than the courtesy rate. However, if you don’t end up needing any rooms that you booked, you will be liable for the rate of those rooms on the first night.
In either option, your guests will appreciate different cost options, so look into a higher-end experience as well as a cost-conscious one!
We hope this helps! Let us know if you have any further questions in the comments.