Just a few weeks before Dennis Main’s European riverboat cruise, a disc in his spine ruptured, confining him to a wheelchair. “My surgeon warned me that any long travel or excessive activity would be dangerous,” he says.
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Like many resort hotels, the Marriott San Juan Resort and Stellaris Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico, adds a fee to its daily room rate to cover amenities such as bottled water, a casino coupon, local phone calls and wireless Internet.
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To get an idea of what the hotel bill of the future might look like, take a look at your present bill at the Atlantis in the Bahamas.
Guests at the resort are “required to pay a mandatory housekeeping gratuity and utility service fee of up to $22.95 per person per day,” according to the terms on its website.
Or stay at easyHotel, the European-based discount hotel chain, where housekeeping costs between €8 and €10 and at one of its properties in Dubai, it even charges 5 Dirham per extra towel. I’m not making this up.
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