Ritz Restructures Commissions: Will Other Hotel Companies Follow Suit? In a move competitors call "gutsy" and planners call "bold," Ritz-Carlton cut commission payments to third-party site-selection firms to 3 percent as of November 6. The proliferation of intermediaries earning 10 percent commissions to bring meeting clients to properties prompted Ritz-Carlton to make the change. Ritz will continue to pay 10 percent commissions to full-service meeting planning companies, which it defines ...

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