If you have a long list of guests who are planning to attend your destination wedding, hotel blocking becomes necessary. Hotel blocking is convenient when you want more people in one place for logistical purposes. At Pride Inn Hotel we make it possible to block hotel rooms for your guests, days before your wedding day.
When to Reserve
Your wedding venue and the time of the year are the major determinants of when you should do this. Early bookings are critical, especially if you intend to book rooms with specific amenities.
Common types of Blocks
The hotel often requires you to put a deposit on this in order to block off some rooms for your guests. This holds you responsible for any unsold rooms. If you decide to go with this option, try to make sure that every room is filled up. Otherwise it might end up hurting your pocket when only few of the blocked rooms are occupied. It’s important to let your guests confirm or simply have them chip in on the deposit to guarantee their commitment. That way you will be able to minimize risks.
Open blocks are less financially binding for unsold rooms within the block. The major requirement when booking open blocks is that you ensure that all reservations are made thirty to ninety days prior to the material day. One disadvantage with open blocks is that many hotels will be willing to block only a small number of rooms.
A word of advice, regardless of which type of block you reserve you need to be sure of how many rooms you will require before you have an RSVP count. Some guests often prefer to make their own arrangements so making confirmations ahead of time could save you a lot.
Options and Amenities
Ensure that you book varied room types to suit your guests. Family and friends may want to go for doubles while couples might prefer singles. Use your guest list to slit the block. It might be a good idea to talk to the hotel staff to set up your room in a different floor from your family and friends since it wouldn’t be such a good idea spending your wedding night with your parents next door.
Negotiating with a hotel isn’t as hard as people would like to think. First, make a list of the amenities you would like to utilize during your stay and speak with the person who has the authority to grant you your requests. At Pride Inn Hotels, we always prioritize our clients’ needs and go out of our way to make their stay memorable.