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Recessions and depressions

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in …

Will that be a 6-bedroom suite or just a couch?

NEW YORK (AP) — Private elevators, personal shopping assistants, six-bedroom suites with their own postal codes. Even helipads. This is what the super-rich have come to expect from hotels. For others, vacation now means renting someone’s apartment, a spare room, maybe just a couch — anything to save on the …