QUANTICO, Va. --
Effective Oct. 1, 2021, room rates at select Marine Corps Official Lodging facilities increased in order to comply with DoD guidance. In TDY Lodging, also known as Transient Housing, room rates increased by an average of $20 per night. In Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) operated PCS Lodging facilities, also known as Inns of the Corps, room rates at some facilities increased by an average of $5 per night. Despite these increases, MCCS lodging programs are projected to save official travelers approximately $30M in FY22 and provide a 22% discount compared to per diem rates.
The increase in room rates is a result of DoD Directive Type Memorandum (DTM) 18-007, which mandated Official Lodging programs across all US Armed Services convert to a 100% non-appropriated fund (NAF) business based operating model and that room rates shall cover all direct and indirect operating costs, utilities and base support costs, allocations of common support costs, as well as recapitalization escrows. Units should contact the official lodging program at the installation where they frequently send travelers to obtain the latest room rates.
As a separate initiative and in an effort to further provide value and to continue enhancing customer experience the Marine Corps is currently undergoing a consolidation of both official lodging programs. By the end of 2021, installation MCCS’s will support operations for the consolidated official lodging program, which includes overseeing a combined 3,202 guest rooms aboard 18 Marine Corps Installations. As part of that process, we are ‘right sizing’ our inventory to the appropriate demand signal and will modernize TDY lodging facilities over the next 5 years to significantly improve the quality of rooms, guest preference and loyalty.
The Marine Corps will continue to provide Marines, Sailors and their families with high quality lodging accommodations at a significant savings as compared to government rates at commercial hotels.
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