My last couple of stays in Manhattan I've been subject to a $25/night destination fee. This fee has been charged on recent stays at The Maxwell (formerly the W on Lex), and the Marriott East Side. This charge is sold as a "benefit"....I'm sure I'll miss a couple of the benefits but what I remember are: Laundry credit (useless when checking in at 10 p.m. and checking out at 7:00 a.m. the next day) Internet access (really?) Two "Citibike" rentals per day (perfect for a business trip!) $25 food and beveridge credit in the hotel As much as I resent the charge, I'm at least going to take advantage of the "benefits" where I can, so made a point of stopping at the hotel bar and grabbing a drink. On 3 recent stays I reviewed my folio and found that the $25 F&B credit was not applied! They did apply it after I called - but really how many people check their folio that closely. Sounds like great margin enhancement on Marriott's part.