Skip to comments.Chinese hotel denies raising rates for Americans amid trade war
Posted on 07/13/2018 8:21:39 AM PDT by cba123
SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - A hotel in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Friday denied a report that it would charge U.S. guests an extra 25 percent amid an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing.
However, three staff members who declined to be identified told Reuters that a discriminatory rate policy had indeed been posted at the hotel as of Thursday but had since been removed.
The Global Times, a hawkish tabloid published by the ruling Communist Party's People's Daily, said in a report dated Thursday that the Modern Classic Hotel Group had put up a notice at its hotel informing guests of the extra charge.
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That is good, anyway...
It quickly became apparent to them that “Sum Ting Wong”.
And that’s on top of the extra 25% you already pay for the corner room with the Public Security Bureau listening devices.
We stayed in Guangzhou (China Hotel) for a couple months about 15 years ago. Our hotel rates were $500 per night for the first couple weeks. My husband was on a work assignment and since it was going to be so long, the company paid for my son and my ticket. We were on a “tourist” floor and dim sum breakfast was available in the morning and all staff spoke English.
If I remember there was a big trade show in town, and after the trade show, the rates went down to around $250. I just checked the website of the hotel, and it looks like the room rates are still $250. I imagine more hotels were built and they had more competition. Back then, there were not too many good hotels to stay in.
Americans should take heed and cancel their trips to China.
Commies always screw ya...that’s what they do. Why is this a surprise??
Nobody here wants to go there buddy
Your elite want to come here
Look you commie scum
Your days are NUMBERED in which you will be able to suppress the GREAT CHINESE PEOPLE
CHRIST IS RISING FAST THERE
Hmmm... My experience in the 3rd world is that very often Euros and Americans get charged more, sometimes a lot more, than if a local negotiates the price before the owner / proprietor / manager / clerk sees you...
Hate to say this, but China is NOT third world.
Not at all.
Well... In some ways, you are correct. The highway system is improved almost unbelievably over a generation ago. Some of the factories — an example would be some of the cold forged steel parts plants — are flat out astonishing in terms of both scale and capability. We both could go on at length.
But... My brother, who’s lived or visited at length all over the world, lived in China for several months, just a few years ago. The average shop in Beijing in winter was... either unheated or as my brother said, “damn cold”. The pollution was awful. In many areas (generally excepting gov’t or large company property) trash was everywhere. Traffic in cities was, well, thoroughly “3rd world”, especially driver habits. And so on.
The entire first article and the accusation are all false. I knew this from the first moment the propaganda was announced.
There is a process...
To follow when changing hotel room rates.
You have to request the hike, and then justify it. It takes week to wind it’s way through Beijing. So when you see an article about a hotel “suddenly” making such a change, then you know that it is FAKE NEWS.
Driver habits are cultural.
Driver habits is Vietnam are very much different than driver habits in America.
Astoundingly so. But the accident rate is not bad.
It is just utter chaos by AMERICAN standards. Same in China.
Nothing to do with development.
In my view.
3rd world vs. “1st” is more than just industrial capacity / development. A LOT more.
In some ways, China has taken the lead.
China is ahead.
In a number of important ways.
And gaining. Still.
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