Resort Fees Lawyer
A resort fee lawsuit may be an option for consumers who reserved a room at a U.S. hotel or resort in the past two years and were charged “resort fees” on top of their nightly room rate. These dubious fees are charged to allegedly cover the costs associated with “amenities” such as the hotel or resort’s Wi-Fi service, gym and pool maintenance, shuttle services and maintenance, etc. Some hotels and resorts use different monikers for these charges, including “facility fees”, “amenity charges”, and so forth.
Resort fee lawsuits assert that many large hotels and resorts overcharged consumers by effectively padding their nightly room rates with these highly questionable fees. Affected consumers may be able to file a lawsuit to pursue financial restitution for their harms and losses with the help of a resort fee attorney.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group. Our legal team offers free, confidential, no obligation consultations to all prospective clients. We are here to help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case, we will be happy to connect you with an affiliated resort fee lawsuit attorney/lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What Exactly is a Resort Fee?
When you reserve a room at a hotel or resort, it is quite common to wind up being charged a “resort fee” (also known as an “amenity fee” or “facility fee”) on top of the stated nightly room rate. This resort fee is typically buried within the fine print of your reservation. This is because resort fees are often excluded from the advertised nightly rate to make the cost of the hotel or resort room appear more economical. The resort fee then suddenly appears when you reach the payment page of the hotel or resort website. If that was not bad enough, they are usually interspersed with other charges such as taxes. This may be done in order to create an aura of legitimacy for the resort fee.
Resort Fee Lawsuits
When a consumer makes a purchase based upon a stated price, they should not be surprised when they actually receive the bill and the price suddenly increased. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) developed a term for the practice of advertising one fee to the general public while tacking on extra, hidden fees designed to mislead and overcharge consumers. The term is “drip pricing.” The grounds for filing a resort fee lawsuit is alleging that many hotels and resorts, including large hotel and resort chains, engaged in drip pricing.
The practice of drip pricing is wrong. Many consumers are, quite justifiably, upset when they look at their hotel or resort bill only to discover an undisclosed fee, or set of fees, that must be paid on top of a nightly room rate (which, at some hotels and resorts, can be quite exorbitant in and of itself). In many instances, no notice is provided by the hotel or resort to the guest of these “amenity fees” will be tacked on top of the nightly room rate until after the consumer goes through the booking process or, even worse, until check out. A resort fee lawsuit seeks to recupe the unlawful charges for consumers.
Resort fee cases are managed through a class action lawsuit. This is a unique type of lawsuit used to seek pursue financial restitution and other forms of relief stemming from violations of state and federal laws. Resort fee class action lawsuits have been filed against large hotel chains, including Marriott and Wyndham, according to Lexology.
How a Resort Fee Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one suffered a financial injury in the form of being overcharged through a resort fee, the law enables you to pursue financial restitution for their harms and losses. Victims of these deceptive drip pricing practices are encouraged to seek the counsel of a resort fee lawyer to learn more about their legal rights and potential civil remedies.
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For more information, contact Attorney Group. After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for your resort fee financial injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.