Extending an in house booking - Mews changes room allocation
When dealing with a booking extension ( checked-in) Mews automatically changes the room allocation to a new vacant room. This does not make any sense as the guest is already in house, and Mews should not be able to change by itself an In-house reservation. This is leading into a lot of check-ins into occupied rooms and therefore, guest complaints.
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I would like to be able to extend a in house booking and for MEWS to automatically un-allocate any bookings which have been blocked
Jo HowardSmith commented
Yes definitely agree, this makes my long stays so much easier
I would like to be able to extend a in house booking and for MEWS to automatically un-allocate any bookings which have been blocked this room on the timeline. The only exception to this would of course be for bookings which are locked which we would need to move manually. Currently MEWS doe not allow for these bookings to be extended until you have moved everyone on the timeline to make this available.
We have experienced some issues when extending semester reservations, as Mews was changing the room number automatically without informing the user. This lead into operational problems and it can be easily solved by implementing alerts as soon as there's ANY change into the reservation that has not been performed by the user.
When guests are extending their stay with a new booking (made at the front desk or via any OTA or directly on our website), it should be automatically allocated in the same room or bed, rather than finding the booking in the last room/bed available in the timeline.
even worse. we noticed that if the hotel previously did give an upgrade to a better room, when extending the stay, mews reverts the old and the new reservation to the old category, thus chaning an in house guest to a completely new room the guest has never seen.
We are always very scared to extend a stay as we never know were mews will move the "new" stay to.
Please make our operational lives easier and fix this. It is way too convoluted as it stands. Too much room for error.
Claudia M. commented
We have frequent complains from our US properties about that matter. This leads into guest complains if they not paying 100% attention when extending a room.
For me this is more bug fix then feature request!
Great point. This actually happened last week with a vip guest. Thankfully i noticed in time that the room was already occupied. It's very strange. The system should prioritize the extension and not the old allocated booking.