Dream Hotel Group is extending a 12% group commission rate through the first quarter of 2019.

The company increased group commissions from 10% to 12% for select hotels last April, a move that countered commission cuts by major hotel companies. Marriott International, Hilton, InterContinental Hotels Group and Hyatt have all cut group commissions from 10% to 7% over the past year. 

"The response we received from increasing the group commission was so positive that extending the 12% commission through Q1 of this year was a no-brainer," said Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein in a statement. 

The 12% commission is available on group reservations booked and actualized by March 31, 2019, with a minimum of 10 rooms. Dream Hotel Group properties eligible for the extended rate include Dream Downtown and Dream Midtown in New York, Dream South Beach, Dream Hollywood, Dream Nashville and Dream Bangkok, as well as Time hotels in Manhattan and Nyack, N.Y., and the Unscripted in Durham, N.C.

Dream Hotel Group is one of several players looking to carve out opportunity amid the industry's widespread group commission cuts. Wyndham Hotel Group has pledged to remain at 10%, while Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Denihan Hospitality had offered temporary increases on group commissions.


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