Marriott agrees to include mandatory resort fees in upfront pricing

Marriott International is the first major hotel company to formally commit to disclosing its resort fees upfront as part of the total stay price, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office.

The Maryland-based hospitality company has committed to show the sum of its room rates and all mandatory fees – including resort fees – on the first page of its booking website after reaching a settlement with the attorney general’s office on Wednesday. Changes are set to be implemented within the next nine months.

“Hotels shouldn’t be able to slap hidden fees on top of your bill at the last