Retail price had been hovering about $90. It was an unlocked Express Deal in low $70s then today dropped to $72 retail and $56 as an unlocked Express deal. At the moment I write it's back to $63 as an unlocked Express Deal. I bid NYOP to undercut the $56 Express Deal. That carried some risky because there are two other 2.5* hotels in this zone in a roughly similar price range, but those hotels I do not like as well.
First bid was $51, another bid of $52 raised a CO of $62 at which point I added uptown at $53, which won. In the uptown zone the 2.5* hotels are not price-competitive with the 2.5* hotels downtown. Total for three nights is just under $202 including the modest resort fee this hotel charges.
PL disclosed an $8 hotel charge as the total for the 3 nights (a/k/a "resort fee"). In fact it was $9.13 so in the amount PL collected on the bid acceptance screen, they credited back the small difference. I am glad to see more forthright behavior around these resort fees. When they are undisclosed or disclosed only generally or vaguely it muddies the situation.
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