Independent rate restrictions
Independent restrictions allowing one restriction to be connected to multiple rates or space types
Hello from the Mews product team.
At the moment we feel that the functionality around restrictions is flexible.
You are able to apply restriction across different rates using rate groups for example, or apply them to the base rate which will restrict all related rates. Please check out our Help guides on https://help.mews.com/en/ for more information about our restrictions functionality.
We also introduced the ability to view restrictions on a calendar which provides a great overview of currently applied restrictions.
Therefore, we are currently not prioritising this request, but we will keep it open for further comments and opportunity to upvote, especially around the requests of being able to select multiple space types to apply the restriction to.
Your Mews Product Team
Had the same issue Steve had down here.
The restriction tool is not user friendly at all when compared to the one provided in Siteminder.
In Mews, there's no way to independently select a restriction, say, for all but one space type, nor all but one particular rate group, etc.
For instance, if you do want to keep opened one specific type or rate but close all others, this forces you to create one single restriction for every condition.
When you have a long list of space types or rates, this means creating multiple lines (up to 10 restriction lines per day in my case!) and losing a lot of useful time.
Also, there's no way to make a difference for restrictions you want to apply in OTAs only, but not restricted in your own booking engine or for walk-ins or direct groups... At the moment I have to unrestrict a days whenever the front desk has to create a direct reservation on a restricted day. Every single time!
So yes, at the moment the only workaround is to manage restrictions from my channel manager instead.
This solution could be a great improvement for rate management.
Steve Croese commented
Did a test, wanted to enter a MLOS of 1 night for one room category and our other seven categories a MLOS of 2 nights.
This was near to one hundred (How many?!) 100(!) mouse clicks.
That's pretty unser unfriendly, ain't it?
Solution for now: Skip Mews and do it directly in the channelmanager(30 seconds and done),