Understanding Room Blocks and Comps
You picked the perfect location, and your wedding date is available. The next step is to request that the resort hold rooms for your guests. This is called a room block. When you have a room block the resort will hold rooms for your group at an agreed upon rate. A room block and a group rate protects your group from price increases. It also allows your group to make their own reservations at any time until the cutoff date – usually about 2 months prior to the wedding. With a room block, you agree to purchase these rooms, even if you are unable to fill them. For reserving a set number of rooms, and guaranteeing them through a room block, you receive comps based on your and your guests’ stay.
What are comps?
Comped rooms are “complimentary” or free of charge. When you agree to reserve a room block, the resort will offer you comps based on how many rooms your group books. This is often listed as a fraction called a comp ratio, such as 1/6. This means for every 6th paid room; your 7th room is complimentary. Of course, there is a catch – you only earn comps on days where you meet the comp ratio on that day. Comps are calculated each night on rooms with double occupancy. Typically, single occupancy rooms are not counted for traditional comps.
Lisa and Greg are excited about their wedding week. Like most couples, some of their guests will arrive a few days early and some will only be joining them for the weekend. Let’s look at how traditional comps work and then how they compare to UnComp-licated™ Comps.
*Notice that on Wednesday that although the couple earned two comps, the couple was unable to use one comp as they needed a 14th room to utilize the 2nd complimentary room. Since the comp does not roll-over to the next day, the comp is lost.
Introducing UnComp-licated™ Comps by HotelMaven®
We’ve taken a different approach to comps. With HotelMaven, you earn a fixed dollar amount of comps on every night your guests stay. You can use your UnComp-licated™ Comps for a rooms, upgrades, excursions, and more. Using the example above, let’s see how the they compare.
You Choose How to Use
UnComp-licated™ Comps is about personalizing your wedding experience.
Free Room For You
Enjoy your room complimentary
Pay For Your Wedding
Reduce your wedding costs
Large Discount For Specific Guests
Take care of those who need a little help getting there
Group Room Discount
Save your guests money
Relax in privacy after your celebration
Room Upgrade For You
Enjoy your stay with an ocean view
Room Upgrade For Your Family
Get a family suite for the family to enjoy
VIP Airport Transfer
Be treated like royalty from the moment you arrive
Fly without the cost
Treat your loved ones to a private event
Take an adventure with your loved ones