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Fucked up and forgot to cancel my Westin hotel booking when I was told to be remote this week. Got charged for one night. Can anything be done?

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If you have status and get aggressive they'll probably help you out.

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Use your consulting skills; figure it out.

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Give them a call. I've done that once or twice and they have always refunded/canceled the charge.

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I just expense those when i forget to cancwl

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Had to me couple of times and was able to go by without paying. Call your ambassador of the corporate line and talk to them. It will with if you are frequent flyer with status

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Or better yet, point out that you have the next two months booked there. You'll pull out to another hotel if they want to make this a big deal

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If you have an ambassador they'll take care of it.

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Nope, those guys are brutal esp in big cities like nyc

Call them and offer a future booking in the near future.

Tell them that 1) You got a family emergency. They have a soft policy when it comes to that and 2) Perhaps ask them to move the reservation to a future week as a compromise (which you can appropriately cancel later on). It has worked for me consistently

Worst case charge it through to the client. Be honest in the description and hope whoever approves expenses is sympathetic.

Usually citing a family emergency/death works. Not the lie one wants to normally tell ... but whatever.

I've called and been honest about forgetting to cancel and they refunded me half the amount.

Agree on the emergency or illness story. I've used it a few times.

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Just ask. Tell the business needs changed last minute. If you're a regular, they should take care of it.

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