Hotels making substantial profit from surcharges and fees

By WEEK Producer
By NBC News

Hotels making substantial profit from surcharges and fees

August 28, 2012 Updated Aug 28, 2012 at 2:30 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hotels are poised to rake in nearly $2 billion in surcharges and fees this year.

The number of hotels charging for fitness centers and in-room Internet access is rising, as is the number of people complaining about wi-fi fees.

A hotel trade group reports nearly a quarter of its members charge guests for Internet access.

One bright spot is that industry analysts say hotels appear to be running out of "new" things to charge for...for now.

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