Thanks, Michael. This is very helpful. Where did you book?
James, Where are you booking? It seems thereĀfs a discrepancy in the conversion. At http://www.xe.com
today, it says 13,650.00 JPY=112.973 USD (1 JPY = 0.00827643 USD; 1 USD = 120.825 JPY) So, perhaps our rates are the same, just the conversion is different. I suppose everything is always more expensive than I hope it is.
There are multiple options. These are the ones I found:
Corporate Rate Studio Apartment With a Queen Bed $115.09
Standard Rate Studio Apartment With a Queen Bed $123.3 + Taxes
of $6.17 per night (15000 Jpy Per Night)
Expedia quotes in USD, and uses your credit card to hold the reservation but the fine print seems to indicate that the actual charges may be in yen and charged at time of arrival. I need to call to find out what constitutes a corporate rate i.e. do I just need to work for a corporation or do I need to actually be traveling on business.
Corporate rate Studio apartment with a queen bed phone service broadband tv dvd maid service 14,000 JPY(115 USD)
Standard rate Studio apartment with a queen bed phone service broadband tv dvd maid service 15,000 JPY (123 USD)
Your card will not be charged for this amount by Orbitz. Hotel fees are paid upon check in or check out unless otherwise specified by the hotel policies
Converted rates (shown in parentheses) are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.
StudioĀŹ13,000 - ĀŹ14,500
But rates based on a minimum 30 night stay
Corporate Rate, Studio Apartment With A Queen Bed, Phone Service Broadband TV DVD Maid Service Corporate Rate $116.00** (JPY14000) + Tax 5.00 PCT
Standard Rate, Studio Apartment With A Queen Bed, Phone Service Broadband TVdvd Maid Service Standard Rate $124.00** (JPY15000)+ Tax 5.00 PCT