Hotels might overcharge business clients $500 mln a year

In reviewing the hotel bills of a major client over a recent 12-month period, Corporate Lodging Consultants found 11.6% billed incorrectly.

In reviewing the hotel bills of a major client over a recent 12-month period, Corporate Lodging Consultants found 11.6% billed incorrectly. On average, the errors resulted in overpayment of $11.35 per night. Projecting that average to all US business-travel lodging (1.4 mln rooms a night) and the annual overcharge would exceed $500 mln.