so there's always lots of discussion about using a host or booking an offer, etc, etc. I talked to my host last night about this and this is how it works. when you get an offer from corporate or from the hotel, you can book that through VIP. if you have a host or contact a host, you can ask him to book it. if he books it, he gets credit for your play, but it's a double edged sword because he's also on the hook for your comps. so if you get an offer that's way better than you deserve for your play, no host in his right mind is going to book that. they're going to tell you to call VIP and book it. if he gives you 4k in comps upfront because of an offer with a suite, $500 resort credit, $1000 FP, etc, etc, and he knows you normally only do 4k theo in the entire trip, he's screwed. if you call VIP and book it, there's no one individual who gets the blame. this is also why some people will book with a host and then get an offer in the mail, call up the host to hope to add F&B or FP from the offer and he'll say he can't do it. you're not entitled to that extra stuff just because it came in the mail. it's his choice whether or not he gives it to you. if he doesn't, you can cancel with him and call VIP and book the offer, but you may end up with a worse deal overall because you may have to pay more for extra nights or get a worse room, etc. so the bottom line is an offer vs a host is completely separate. if you want the offer, book it through VIP. otherwise the host is going to give you what he thinks your play deserves. sometimes that's better, sometimes not.