Any idea about the "spend" amount calculated, even in the UK it is shown in dollars, but it does not reflect my actual spend in Stirling
For me, I checked my actual Hotel Bills and compared the $ on them to the $ on the Spend Feature of the App. The Spend is computed on Base Room Rate. Nothing else was computed (no food, taxes, parking, etc); only Base Room Rate. I don't know if that is the final answer, but it does seem to match what it says in the T&Cs.
Well I pay my bills in £'s and there does not seem to be much of a correlation
I wonder what exchange rate they use?
Assuming I was given the correct number of base points on my last stay the exchange rate used was $1.31 = £1. That was very close to the Interbank exchange rate on the day I checked out.
As I've just stated on another thread, my numbers look about right for the total I've spent on accommodation and food, excluding VAT.
The base earn rate is 10 per $ excluding the VAT, so a £100 stay is £83.33 net of VAT generating 1066 base points at today’s £1=$1.28 interbank rate. I typically find I’m receiving points at around a cent or 2 below the interbank rate.
Thanks for that insight. I was just puzzling over how Marriott calculated my points from 4 recent stays paid in Euros. Knowing that VAT is excluded from the calculation helps immensely.
And after pouring over the bills, I did find a daily €3.83 per person charge at one of the hotels that doesn't make sense to me ("Beherbergungs-St. pro Person pro Tag" which translates roughly to "Gastronomic - per person per day." We did not use the minibar or the bottled water in the room, so I'm going to have to ask the hotel what this charge was for ... it added up to an additional €38.30 on my bill (about $45.00)!
I think you'll find "Beherbergungs-St. pro Person pro Tag" is a local tax and the correct translational for it is something like "Cultural tax - per person per day".
It should have been included, and itemised, in the total cost of your stay on your booking confirmation (unless it's only recently been introduced).
Yes, I figured out that the ""Beherbergungs-St." actually stands for "Beherbergungssteuer" which means "lodging tax." In my case it was the local Dresden tax. Thanks for your help.
I will check my rate when I finally get some points aint seen any for my 3 stays since 18/8
Retrieving data ...