Update: Hyatt Place Chicago O’Hare No Longer Charging Energy Fee
In positive news, the Hyatt Place Chicago O’Hare is no longer charging its ridiculous energy fee. This is an update on news from early in June. Here’s the latest.
Hyatt Energy Fee
We’ve talked about some ridiculous fees before. I’m pretty sure I played a part in Marriott preventing their U.S. hotels from charging extra fees when using credit cards. We’ve also talked about the craziness of resort fees. There are also some crazy fees in Las Vegas that they seem to make up out of thin air.
This Hyatt energy fee, though? That’s a new one. They’re charging you an extra fee…to use the electricity. It was a percentage of the hotel room rate, which is odd. Guests don’t use more electricity on more expensive nights, so this is not a legitimate fee. Not at all. One Mile At A Time had a write-up on this when it reared its head early in June.
Reader Bobby J commented on my Hyatt Rosemont review asking if this was the same hotel. I made a dummy booking to see if the fee is still there, and it’s not.
First, I tried booking from my wife’s account, since she isn’t a Globalist. Then, I tried from mine. Neither test booking shows the fee.
It’s good to see that this fee is gone. I am very against these invented fees to fleece customers. Let’s hope this fee isn’t a sign of things to come.