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Visiting on work's dime - how will incidental deposit work?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by selshan, Jul 29, 2013.

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  1. selshan

    selshan Newbie

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    Hi all,

    New to the site, but I took a quick look and couldn't find anything recent on this topic.

    This week my company is sending me out to Vegas for 4 days, and I'm staying at the MGM Grand. I was just curious what the incidental policy will be if my room has already been put on the corporate card? Will I still have to provide my own credit/debit card for incidentals? If so, how much will they hold? Alternatively, will the hotel just put the incidental hold on the card that made the reservation?

    Just trying to figure out if I even have enough spare cash if I have to cover the deposit myself.

    Thanks!
     
  2. wndrwmn71

    wndrwmn71 Tourist

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    Last time I went on the work dime, whatever card was used to pay for the room is what I had to show at check-in & that got the initial room charge, etc. Now that I think of it, the one time I used two different cards it was a headache getting everything sorted out at checkout.

    Never had a problem with an incidental charge being rectified at checkout time. Had a little issue with CET billing me FOUR TIMES for a reservation (rep on phone kept hitting "submit payment" when there was a network issue-once it resolved itself I had paid for more nights than I was staying). Took 3 days AFTER I finished my trip to fix that headache.
     
  3. smartone

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    I would guess companies differ in how they handle this... with ours, the room charge goes on our master-bill paid for by the company's "ghost account" (account #, but no actual card) and yes I still have to present a card upon check-in, but I have a company travel-card in my name that I use. I think most LV properties "hold" $100-$150/day. Though I've never had a reason to do so, I'm pretty sure that you can decline the ability to charge to the room and this will greatly reduce and in some cases eliminate the "deposit".

    You might get lucky and the bill the deposit charges to the original card that booked the room, but I'm pretty sure there's something about having a physical card on file that is actually presented for some reason. Rental car companies do the same thing. Our accounting people have mumbled it protects the company from someone going to Vegas, losing their ming, trashing the room with hookers, blow and booze and then the company having to deal with it.

    Yeah right... like THAT"S ever happened in Vegas???
     
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    russtcb Low-Roller

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    I've worked CES with my company for the last several years and although the room was booked on a master account, they (Rio, Caesars and MGM) asked for my personal card for incidentals on the room.
     
  5. 44inarow

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    Though I haven't dealt with this in Vegas, every work trip I've taken in the last decade or so has required me to put down a card (whether a personal card, or a corporate card in my name) on arrival, even if it's being direct-billed to a master account. I take it the work card isn't in your name and/or isn't something that you'll physically have in your possession? Because otherwise, yeah, I'd be willing to bet that you'll need to put down your own card.
     
  6. lotso-bear

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    I believe it's $100 per day for up to 3 days. I never recommend a debit card for incidental deposits since some systems automatically charge the card and going through the refund process is a PITA.
     
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