Ability to increase preauthorization when guest exceeds the original amount
We need to be able to increase guest preauthorization when they exceed the original amount. At the moment we can only charge their card for the amount that was preauthorized at check in. If they spent more during their stay but don't come to check out in the morning, there is nothing we can do than just send a payment link. They system doesn't save the guest's card at preauthorization and so we can't add any additional payment. This results in many open accounts when we have to chase guests after departure. Can we make sure cards are saved on the system when preauthorized? Do other properties have the same issue? Thank you.
Hi all, I am happy to announce to you that we are working on the flow that will enable you to increase the amount of the original pre-authorization amount!
Last few months we also made significant improvements connected to the pre-authorizations that are created automatically and manually through Mews terminals, for example, which is available here.
Will Jordan commented
We should be able to finalize a guest's pre-authorization for the amount of their bill, even if it's more than the original pre-authorization. Mews forces you to charge the original amount, and then perform a second transaction for the remaining balance. This results in two charges on the guest bill, and leaves hotels vulnerable to chargebacks on the second transaction. It's not the standard practice for hotels in the U.S.