Group rates will not be greater than the lowest rate offered to the guests or Groups in the Hotel. If lower internet or other promotional rates are offered by the Hotel, before the cut-off date, the Hotel will take immediate action to remove the lower rates from all available sources.
One of the phone calls/emails that is hard for all meeting planners to answer is when your attendees ask why they got a lower internet rate at your contracted hotel. How do you answer that and what can you do? It is almost impossible to prevent this from happening in the internet age that we are in but your hotel contract is the legal document that should protect you (and your reputation) from this type of situation. The Lowest Group Rate Clause above is a very important hotel contractual clause that protects you from the lower internet rates prior to your cutoff date that hotel’s use to sell their remaining inventory.