Originally Posted by Terpgurl
Thanks for posting the rates ladies. I actually was playing around with dates on Expedia and for 7 days and 6 nights including airfare and tax it came to $1183 for the 2nd to last week in May. However the rates you guys posted + airfare would be much more. If my guests book through Expedia, does it still count towards the group perks?
I am from Washington DC, can anyone recommend a travel agent? Thanks! Happy Planning everyone!
If you book through Expedia, it will not count toward your group. You have to set up a group book link by signing a group contract. You may also want to see where those rooms are located at MP. I know with my group some found the "cheaper" room on Expedia however, those rooms were all 'obstructed view" rooms, which means they will be located in the Nizuc section, are sometimes smaller and the view is not a good view or no view from the room. My TA was able to add several of those rooms to our group and they ended up being $20 cheaper than what was on Expedia. To get a normal "garden view" room our rate was about $20 cheaper than Expedia as well. The obstructed view rooms were about $40 less per night than garden view rooms. We did have a few people who did choose that option, considering most of the time will be spent outside of the room anyway. I would recommend contacting a someone in the Miami office and getting a group rate quote. It never hurts and you don't have to sign the contract if you want to have everyone book through Expedia. Plus all the extra that comes with the group booking like cocktail hours and receptions make it worth it.