What is a Room Block?
A room block is the number of rooms that are reserved for a specific event or group of people at one hotel. Hotel room blocks are a great way for hotels to lock in their room rates and ensure that they'll have enough rooms available for their customers.
Room blocks are great for hoteliers because they help hotels keep costs down by not having to pay for marketing and advertising, and they also make it easier for guests to find available rooms when they're looking for them.
Hotels typically use them when they expect a particular event to attract a large number of guests, like a convention or conference. They'll set aside a certain number of rooms at discounted rates, which they can then sell to attendees and sponsors of the event.
When you reserve a room block for your event, you'll get a discount on the cost of each room. The discount will vary depending on the number of rooms you reserve and how far in advance of your event you book them. Typically, the more rooms you reserve and the earlier in advance, the better deal you'll get.
If you plan to use your own credit card to pay for your guests' rooms, then it's best to reserve them as early as possible so that they don't sell out before your guests arrive!